yeah i agree. lots of work gone into that post. i appreciate that.Well done CDM - a lot of work in there.
Will be interesting to see if people plum for the decades which they have seen, particularly the decade they may have grown up with.
Very thought-provoking. Good stuff PF too.
TBH, 1986-1989 might have been especially poor for England, but it was hardly tip-top for the likes of Australia or Sri Lanka either. And of course there was no South Africa. 1996-2001 was IMO a far superior period.I voted 1990s, although I really probably opt for say 1985 to 1995. Greats like Richards, Border and Marshall still going. Several talented teams, the emergence of guys like Tendulkar... Wasim and Waqar. Curtly and Courtenay. A chubby blond kid from Melbourne... Great days
seems a lot of people think the nighties.
Broadly agree, but there was that fascinating India vs WI series in 1974/75. It was Lloyd's first series in charge, and marked the debuts of Greenidge, Richards & Holding and the first full series of Roberts. All this against India's spin-kings in their own backyard. IIRC WI won 3-2. I wonder if SJS remembers it.There wasn't really that much to be interested in in the first half (of the 1970's), was there?
Before the Lillee-Thomson series, The Ashes 1972 and India's victory the previous year was about all of interest, especially for an English viewer.
A lot of people wouldnt be intrested probably.I was nine years old and could have watched quite a bit of it on TV had I wanted to, but I had other things to do. What bugs me is that the BBC must have 100s of hours of archive footage from that period they could make available on DVD, but they don't seem keen to do so.