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    I dunno, I thought Marshall over McGrath in the last thread was pretty egregious

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    scroll back you lazy weirdo. It's incredible work by Mr Mister, great reads throughout
    bit harsh on Slifer ha, he's a good poster.

    Lance Gibbs came 11th


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    Calm down everyone. All you racists left Ajmal out for being Pakistani but you don't see trundler complaining.
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    trundler is the coolest member to join the forum in a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Calm down everyone. All you racists left Ajmal out for being Pakistani but you don't see trundler complaining.
    Haha, I was actually arguing that Qadir is overrated in this very thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ankitj View Post
    trundler is the coolest member to join the forum in a long time.
    I expect you to sig it.
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    #7th. Hugh Tayfield, 352 points




    Featured on 31 of 35 lists
    Highest finish: 2nd (1 time)
    Ranking within spin discipline: 3rd of 13 (Right Arm Offbreak)
    Test WPM ranking: 14th of 43 (4.59)



    A gap of only 5 points separated Benaud, Underwood and Kumble. Here we see a leap of over 50 and the next leap is even greater. Shows there was generally a very consistent top 6-7 across everyone's lists. Tayfield takes the bronze for offies and ranks in as far and away South Africa's best spinner. Pre-readmission he had taken the most ever test wickets for his country. And his test average of 25.9 puts him over a threshold that only the best spinners reached.

    Tayfield was known for his unorthodox field settings and bowled to weird plans. He liked to leave a huge gap in the extra cover region, tempting his prey into a booming drive that they'd hopefully nick to slip. He also occasionally placed two short mid-ons right next to each other in the hope of a spooned up sitter. Another super economical bowler to feature here, his rate was a staggering 1.94. He can also lay claim to the most consecutive dots ever bowled in a first class game, which he did in a test match against England. 137 dot balls in a row over two innings. Bloody crazy.

    He was equally as effective home and away, with his averages being separated by a meagre 0.14. Against a very strong 1950s English side he thrived, taking 75 scalps from 15 matches @ 22. He carved up the minnows NZ, averaging 17 against them from 7 tests. His overall record against Australia blows out a bit to 34, but averages aren't everything. In his one series down under he averaged 28 but took 30 wickets in the 5 tests. This was before Adcock and Goddard had debuted in tests as well. This naturally boosted his WPM but meant he had to bowl a lot overs with little quality support and so he went for plenty of runs. I can see why people don't like this WPM stat ha. It's basically a positive and a negative when a bowler has no back-up. They get lion's share of the wickets but need to shoulder a huge load.
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    2 off spinners still to go. One is Laker. Who's the obvious guy I'm missing?

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    Lol trundler
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    It's Chuckmal

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    Lol trundler
    Much more obvious than I thought!

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    Verity is yet to appear, right?

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    Thats all good for a laugh. Maybe a chuckle.

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