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    Cricket Web Staff Member fredfertang's Avatar
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    The Bullingdon Club's carsy



    The fastest bowler who ever lived? Almost certainly not, but as he fades further into history the story of Charles Kortright deserves an airing, and in this feature Martin obliges
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    International 12th Man JBMAC's Avatar
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    Interesting read.Had never heard of him
    Keep Your Feet on The Ground,Keep Reaching for The Stars!

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    From 'No Magic in Fast Bowling' by Kortright himself.

    My favourite story is rather hard to believe, but I vouch for its truth. Playing in a club match at Wallingford on a very small ground with a pitch perhaps best described as sporty, I bowled a ball which rose almost straight and went out of the ground, without a second bounce. I suggest that this made me the first man to bowl a six in byes! The ball was pitched right up to the batsman and on the wicket, so that it was undoubtedly within the striker's reach, and there was no question of wides being awarded.

    Wisden - No magic in fast bowling
    1. Len Hutton - 2. Sunil Gavaskar - 3. Don Bradman - 4. Viv Richards - 5. Jacques Kallis - 6. Garry Sobers - 7. Adam Gilchrist - 8. Richard Hadlee - 9. Shane Warne - 10. Malcolm Marshall - 11. Sydney Barnes

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