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Old 3rd July 2007, 17:34   #41
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I saw Chris Lewis in the barber's once.
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Old 3rd July 2007, 17:37   #42
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I saw Chris Lewis in the barber's once.
Couldn't you have intervened?

(or was it not for THAT haircut?)
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Old 3rd July 2007, 19:44   #43
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DeFreitas? He could bowl a quick ball in his prime.
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Old 3rd July 2007, 19:49   #44
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Nobody seems to have mentioned Greg Thomas.
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Old 3rd July 2007, 20:09   #45
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Grieg Thomas was up there for pace. Just skirting with the 20 odd year boundary though.
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Old 4th July 2007, 08:58   #46
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Grieg Thomas was up there for pace. Just skirting with the 20 odd year boundary though.
He was quick in 86, I remember that. I also remember the quotes attributed to him bowling to Sir Viv when he had the temerity to beat him. Approxiamately ,'Its round, red and weighs about 5 1/2 ounces.

Next ball whack!! Out of the ground, Sir Viv said 'you know what it looks like so you can go and find it!'
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Old 4th July 2007, 09:46   #47
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Old 4th July 2007, 16:39   #48
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I mentioned Greg Thomas on the last page!!!!!!!!!!!!! (can I have an apple now?)

I assume you're kidding about Les Taylor?
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Old 4th July 2007, 16:40   #49
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I mentioned Greg Thomas on the last page!!!!!!!!!!!!! (can I have an apple now?)

I assume you're kidding about Les Taylor?
D'ya think?
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Old 6th July 2007, 21:18   #50
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I mentioned Greg Thomas on the last page!!!!!!!!!!!!! (can I have an apple now?)

I assume you're kidding about Les Taylor?
Actually now that I re-read the thread, there are a couple of Thomas references. Good job I bought a pair of spectacles yesterday.
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Old 7th July 2007, 00:14   #51
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What about Dean Headley. he was fast, and won a test in Australia in 1998. Pity injury finished his career.
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i saw a one dayer at headingley in 2004 and harmison bowled a 96 mph ball!
Ah, but did third man stop it going for 4 byes though?
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What about Dean Headley. he was fast, and won a test in Australia in 1998. Pity injury finished his career.
One of our most under-rated bowlers of this period in my opinion. Not many bowlers can have had a better record after 15 matches when you consider the quality of the opposition and the number of top order batsmen he got out.

My God, we suffered with injuries in the nineties didn't we? Gough, Fraser, Cork, Lawrence, Headley were all lost for at least some of their peak years. Mind you, it's a bit grim at the moment as well.
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One of our most under-rated bowlers of this period in my opinion. Not many bowlers can have had a better record after 15 matches when you consider the quality of the opposition and the number of top order batsmen he got out.

My God, we suffered with injuries in the nineties didn't we? Gough, Fraser, Cork, Lawrence, Headley were all lost for at least some of their peak years. Mind you, it's a bit grim at the moment as well.
You can add the likes of Bicknell and Johnson whose international careers never got started because of injury. I don't remember any batsmen being long term injured then, unless you count Atherton's dodgy back.
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Ah, but did third man stop it going for 4 byes though?
it was quite a good ball though.
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One of our most under-rated bowlers of this period in my opinion. Not many bowlers can have had a better record after 15 matches when you consider the quality of the opposition and the number of top order batsmen he got out.

My God, we suffered with injuries in the nineties didn't we? Gough, Fraser, Cork, Lawrence, Headley were all lost for at least some of their peak years. Mind you, it's a bit grim at the moment as well.
England built up a decent bunch of bowlers at that point - only for most of them to depart for the surgeons table. Headley and Lawrence never made it back and Fraser was never quite as good. A

As for their pace, Headley was nippy and skiddy but he wasn't fast in the Malcolm Marshall sense. Few are.
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England built up a decent bunch of bowlers at that point - only for most of them to depart for the surgeons table. Headley and Lawrence never made it back and Fraser was never quite as good. A

As for their pace, Headley was nippy and skiddy but he wasn't fast in the Malcolm Marshall sense. Few are.
macko though was probably within the top 5 of all time pace wise though I suspect.
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Old 10th July 2007, 21:17   #58
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Oh fair point. But I think that there is a difference between bowlers who can be pretty lively and the true, natural 90mph + merchants e.g. Donald, Marshall, Khan etc.
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Craig White could be handful when on song... still remember the first ball 90mph yorker that he bowled from around the wicket to dismiss Lara at the Oval in September... good days.
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