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    Quote Originally Posted by the big bambino View Post
    Well nirvana suck but Larwood spear headed two English wins on Aussie soil. Historically it's a hard enough achievement to do it once. Larwood did it when we had quite a batting side. He was srsly good
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    Not huge but to say they sucked is probably going over board.

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    Here is a 40 minute documentary made during the mid 60s. It features a lengthy, but rather stilted interview between Benaud and Bradman followed by a short demo in the nets by Bradman himself. Most of the video is taken up by slow motion action of Lindwall, Miller, Davidson, McKenzie, and Benaud as they give their respective masterclasses. Davo's is the longest and best Masterclass, but Miller swings the ball better I reckon. Seen from a keeper's eye view Benaud's standard leg-spinner has to be just as good as Warne's. Enjoy!



    BTW It's much better if you can sync the video to your TV as the quality is excellent.
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    Some footage of Dempster, Duleep, and Woolley batting in 1931, Eng V NZ. Not great, but still gives you a reasonable idea of the players style.

    http://www.movietone.com/N_POPUP_Pla...&assetno=84223
    01. Adam Gilchrist 02. Sachin Tendulka 03. Virat Kohli 04. Viv Richards 05. AB de Villiers 06. Andrew Symonds 07. Lance Klusener 08. Richard Hadlee 09. Wasim Akram 10. Joel Garner 11. Muttiah Muralithran


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    Nirvana certainly do not suck. MTV Unplugged is amazing
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    Nirvana certainly do not suck. MTV Unplugged is amazing
    That guttural scream he does at the end of "Where did you sleep last night".

    Incredible.

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    me and 2 other people on another site did a nirvana rankings countdown thread where we each ranked their 80-odd songs and came up with a combined ranking. where did you sleep last night was number 1 (it was about 7 on my personal ranking list)

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    I'd love to have seen what he would've done had he lived.

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    Nice footage of Hedley Verity taking 8/43 at Lords, 1934. Superb left-arm bowling action.

    http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/Th...age=1&b=a6781e
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    Two deliveries by Jack Cowie against England in 1937. The first bowls Len Hutton.

    First Test Match v. New Zealand at Lord's. | AP Archive

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Two deliveries by Jack Cowie against England in 1937. The first bowls Len Hutton.

    First Test Match v. New Zealand at Lord's. | AP Archive
    Looked rather sharper than I imagined him to be and a classic sideways on action - little wonder he has such a good record

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Looked rather sharper than I imagined him to be and a classic sideways on action - little wonder he has such a good record
    It's difficult to judge a bowler's action and pace after only two deliveries of course. However, the footage is just about good enough to say that I happen to agree with you Fred.

    My initial impression of Cowie was a surprised "wow".

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    Here is Cowie clean bowling out the opener Robertson lbw at Lords. Wish there was more;

    TEST MATCH - LORD'S | AP Archive
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    Makes you think that Cowie and Pritchard would have made some sort of new ball attack.
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    After a bit of detective work I think that I've found Fazal Mahmood in action!
    Unfortunately the footage has no sound so there is no commentator to tell you who is bowling.

    However, the footage shows a right arm medium-fast bowler bowling a couple of overs to Sobers and Hunte (?) during day 5 of the West Indies V Pakistan Test, Sabina Park 1958.

    The scorecard shows that the Pakistan bowlers were;

    Fazal Mahmood (right-arm medium fast)
    SF Rehman (leg-break)
    Nasim ul Ghani (left-arm medium)
    Haseeb Ahsan (off-break)
    Abdul Kardar (left-arm orthodox)

    4th Test: West Indies v Pakistan at Georgetown, Mar 13-19, 1958 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo

    Therefore, Fazal Mahmood must be the bowler in action by exclusion. The quality of the film is quite good, so definitely worth a look.



    WEST INDIES CRICKET RECORD BY SOBERS - NO SOUND | AP Archive
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