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    The Worst Wicketkeepers

    Just to dogpile on Wade whilst everyone's bagging him (or maybe offer him redemption of sorts, we shall see), who do we reckon is the worst wicketkeeper to play, say, more than 20 tests, since that's roughly how many Wade's played?

    The recent examples that spring to mind are Wade, Geraint Jones and Kamran Akmal
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    I gotta go with Akmal there. Many have dropped catches, but few have done it with such panache.

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    Can't recall if Wayne Phillips meets the 20 test cut but him. Swear that Ray Bright was going to punch his lights out one time. For those who reckon Bright was an ordinary bowler its fair to say Phillips gave him that reputation.

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    Akmal. But at least he could bat. Wade is bad at batting too.

    I mean if Wade showed up at my club wanting a game next week we'd take him but he isn't good enough at the international level.


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    Geraint Jones.

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    Akmal wins this hands down
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    Tim Zoehrer was horrendous but played less than 20





    Thank ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Tim Zoehrer was horrendous but played less than 20





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    Even he was infinitely better than 'Jock' Edwards who played about half a dozen Tests - he was unbelievably bad

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    Ian Healy. Always shamelessly claiming bumped catches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Tim Zoehrer was horrendous but played less than 20





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    Was he actually a bad keeper? I can remember him playing when I was a kid, can't remember if he was good or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    Was he actually a bad keeper? I can remember him playing when I was a kid, can't remember if he was good or not.
    He was ****. You could hear the metallic clang every time the ball bounced out of his gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkallis View Post
    Akmal wins this hands down
    Funnily enough that is also what he looked like while keeping
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Even he was infinitely better than 'Jock' Edwards who played about half a dozen Tests - he was unbelievably bad
    He wasn't really a keeper. They came to England in 78 without one. They tossed the gloves to opening batsman Bruce Edgar by the end of the tour.

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    Is that right? Who goes on an OS tour without a keeper? Aside from Australia ATM of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Is that right? Who goes on an OS tour without a keeper? Aside from Australia ATM of course.
    Well this bloke had passed away a couple of years earlier (arguably NZ's best ever keeper): Ken Wadsworth | New Zealand Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo

    this bloke hadn't started this first-class career Ian Smith | New Zealand Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo

    and this one was controversially not selected Warren Lees | New Zealand Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo

    For Lees, Cricinfo says: "He was very unfortunate to be left out of the tour of England in 1978, arguably being a better wicketkeeper and batsman than Jock Edwards, his replacement, who was described by one journalists as the worst wicketkeeper he had ever seen!"

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