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    Andy Roberts - The First of the Line

    Andy Roberts - The First of the Line

    In this feature Martin tells the story of the first of the great fast bowlers who helped Clive Lloyd's side to become the best team in the world

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    Very enjoyable read Fred.

    I'm pretty sure that both Richie Benaud and Ian Botham consider Roberts to be the best of modern West Indian quicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Andy Roberts - The First of the Line

    In this feature Martin tells the story of the first of the great fast bowlers who helped Clive Lloyd's side to become the best team in the world
    Thank you, I enjoyed reading that.

    One minor correction if you wanted to make it is the comment about the 1984 test at Lord's, where you refer to Broad and Gooch sharing a decent partnership. Gooch wouldn't have played as he was serving his post-SA suspension. Probably Graeme Fowler was batting with Broad.

    As you say, he is probably under-rated nowadays, but for a while in the second half of the 1970's he was a truly magnificent bowler.
    I also remember his batting winning an important test for WI at Trent bridge in 1980. They had lost a spate of wickets chasing a small total and looked as though they might even lose. But Roberts stayed long enough to see them home in the only test that wasn't drawn that summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    Thank you, I enjoyed reading that.

    One minor correction if you wanted to make it is the comment about the 1984 test at Lord's, where you refer to Broad and Gooch sharing a decent partnership. Gooch wouldn't have played as he was serving his post-SA suspension. Probably Graeme Fowler was batting with Broad.

    As you say, he is probably under-rated nowadays, but for a while in the second half of the 1970's he was a truly magnificent bowler.
    I also remember his batting winning an important test for WI at Trent bridge in 1980. They had lost a spate of wickets chasing a small total and looked as though they might even lose. But Roberts stayed long enough to see them home in the only test that wasn't drawn that summer.
    Thanks - how could I get Foxy mixed up with Gooch? Senior moment obv


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    Did he miss the first four tests because of injury on the 1983/84 Indian tour or was he just overlooked?
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    Excellent
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    As usual a good read.

    Unfortunately sometimes Roberts is forgotten among the pantheon of W.I bowling greats.
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


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    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

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    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3



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