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    Why do almost all Michael Atherton dismissals look jumpy?

    I've seen far lesser batsmen look far more dignified while getting out, but Athers made average balls look like molotov cocktails. Exaggerated movements or was he just plain unlucky to have been at the receiving end of Messrs. Ambrose, Akram, Donald & Mcgrath?
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    Because he's English

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    Averaged a handy 37 though
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    He leans too much at times and his right elbow is excessively orthodox,when he's cramped for room or fails to pick an inswinger on the offstump he gets squared up.leading to either LBW or bowled on offstump or catch to keeper.Thats how mcgrath and ambrose made him their bunny.
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    He just, well, he just wasn’t very good tbh. Just good. Not bad.
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    He was barely a Test-standard batsman

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    Nah, myth. Several tons against Ambrose, Wasim/Waqar and Donald. Bloke could open. Australia was his kryptonite though
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    Remember when Richard insisted he was better than Hayden? Simpler times.

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    While having a disease slowly freezing his spine in position might be a contributing factor, I'm inclined to go with Gnske on this one.

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    Was rightly regarded as one of the better opening bats in the 90s, certainly his name came up in interviews of opponents often enough. Record doesn't reflect his worth as a cricketer to England but, I guess, not by much. Wasn't going to destroy you like Hayden but unless you were McGrath or Ambrose i.e. a genius, you were in for some hard work to get him out, even without his back troubles which almost certainly compromised his record.

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    There was someone who used to be a regular Cricketweb poster who worked out that if you take out the Tests when he was picked too early and remove the fact that he played for too long and take out the Tests when he played with his back injury when he shouldn't have his average is 45 - then if he had never had the back injury he would have averaged 60 in his prime.

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    Haha. That's an extreme case of cherry picking but I'd like to see his average if you take away his Aus record. His final three ashes performances were total disasters. Atherton c Healy b McGrath 0 is still ingrained in my childhood memories it happened so often

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    Atherton c Healy b McGrath 0 is still ingrained in my childhood memories it happened so often
    This happened only once in Test Cricket.

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    Well maybe it was really memorable that one time, who are we to judge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    This happened only once in Test Cricket.
    What about for any score?

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