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    World's tallest/shortest cricketers

    With the 6ft 10in monster Will Jefferson having a great season for Essex this year, it made me wonder how many other cricketers in the world are as tall as he is, and whether there are any ridiculously short ones - players like SRT, BCL and Ponting, all around the 5ft 6in region, are commonplace, but is there a 5ft cricketer? Or a 7ft one?

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    How tall is Taibu? He can't be much over five feet!

    Don't think David "Keg" Boon was v tall either.
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    Will Jefferson is officially the tallest first-class cricketer ever.
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    An ex-Lancasire player named Harry Pilling was but 5ft tall, as was Captain Wynyard of Hampshire.


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    The great 'Tich' Freeman was only about 5' 2" I believe.
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    Parthiv Patel is pretty short too.

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    I think Taibu is the shortest ever ?
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    Hmmm...Agarkar, Harvinder Singh, Charitha Buddika and Robin Singh junior, or even Suresh Perera are the shortest fast bowlers so far. Not to mention Edwards and Best, bu they're taller than this lot. Oh well, slightly.
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    Best and Edwards are pretty small for fast bowlers, I think they're both about 5ft 8in. Not sure about Taibu but I'd hazard a guess that he's about 5ft 3in, which must make him one of the smallest around.

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    are there any fast bowlers that are shorter than 5 7'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pontingrulz
    are there any fast bowlers that are shorter than 5 7'?
    Buddika and HArvinder Singh are really, really short- maye 5'6"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
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    6ft 8ins

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    How tall was Tom Moody?

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    How tall was Tom Moody?
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