Not huge but to say they sucked is probably going over board.
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.
1. Sunil Gavaskar 2. Barry Richards 3. Viv Richards 4. Sachin Tendulkar 5. Brian Lara 6. Garry Sobers 7. Adam Gilchrist 8. Richard Hadlee 9. Wasim Akram 10. Malcolm Marshall 11. Shane Warne
1. Jack Hobbs 2. Victor Trumper 3. Don Bradman 4. Charlie Macartney 5. Walter Hammond 6. Frank Woolley 7. Les Ames 8. Jack Gregory 9. Harold Larwood 10. Bill O'Reilly 11. Sydney Barnes
Nirvana certainly do not suck. MTV Unplugged is amazing
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)
I'd love to have seen what he would've done had he lived.
Nice footage of Hedley Verity taking 8/43 at Lords, 1934. Superb left-arm bowling action.
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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.
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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