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View Poll Results: Well, do they?
Of course they do. Only the ignorant would think otherwise 2 14.29%
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Old 4th December 2015, 15:52   #101
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No, I think even you may see, as others surely have, the claim was always far more emphatic than that. You didn't see it, therefore it couldn't have happened. Go back and check, if you wish.

By the way, do you believe that atoms exist?
Using the most powerful electron microscopy techniques it is, of course, possible to see atoms. No need for blind faith.
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Did Ali give Buttler a signal when he threw the ball over Amla's head?
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I don't know if I said this before but in 1989 I remember Merv Hughes bowling Chris Broad (you know, it is because of him that we have to put up with the inadequate Stuart!), with a relatively quick googly in an ODI in that horrible year for English cricket. Anyway as a young and impressionable lad I practiced this in the nets. The guys in my team suggested that I gave it a go in a match and I did have to give the keeper a signal. However I emphasise that this was at school's level!
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I don't know if I said this before but in 1989 I remember Merv Hughes bowling Chris Broad (you know, it is because of him that we have to put up with the inadequate Stuart!), with a relatively quick googly in an ODI in that horrible year for English cricket. Anyway as a young and impressionable lad I practiced this in the nets. The guys in my team suggested that I gave it a go in a match and I did have to give the keeper a signal. However I emphasise that this was at school's level!
What was your signal?
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What was your signal?
I can't remember now, but I definitely gave had some pre-arranged sign for the wicket-keeper and a couple of the slips who happened to be darn good players. They happened to be the one to suggest me to bowl the ball and said that I should give some sort of sign so they could be ready. In any case what I do remember is that the ball passed harmlessly wide of leg stump, Alan Mulallyesque!
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I don't know if I said this before but in 1989 I remember Merv Hughes bowling Chris Broad (you know, it is because of him that we have to put up with the inadequate Stuart!), with a relatively quick googly in an ODI in that horrible year for English cricket.
Whilst it was the second successive awful season for the national side, I remember 1989 with great fondness. I enjoyed seeing the exciting new players in the Australian team and got to a stack of county cricket that year, courtesy of getting a midsummer promotion and my previous boss losing my leave card ("Ooh, well I'm sure I've only taken about 10 days so far"). And the weather was outstanding - rated by Wisden as the second best Summer of the 20th Century.
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Whilst it was the second successive awful season for the national side, I remember 1989 with great fondness. I enjoyed seeing the exciting new players in the Australian team and got to a stack of county cricket that year, courtesy of getting a midsummer promotion and my previous boss losing my leave card ("Ooh, well I'm sure I've only taken about 10 days so far"). And the weather was outstanding - rated by Wisden as the second best Summer of the 20th Century.
I took a stack of wickets that year overall, it didn't do me much good for the next year though as the winter hiatus didn't do wonders for me maintaining my action!

If you mention that Aussie side that would be Mark Taylor and Tugga of the younger variety I guess. Their bowlers were quite old from recollection with smiling assassin Alderman actually a just north of medium bowler, but most suited for English conditions with his wicket to wicket wobblers. He may well have been a serious all time great if it wasn't for that shoulder injury he received earlier in his career. They had the likes of Hohns, Tim May?, Geoff Lawson in their bowling line-up apart from Sumo Hughes back then. Heck Ricky Ponting's uncle Greg Campbell played in that series just reminding myself. I'll leave it to any of our passing Aussies if they wish to make any comment about the likelihood of someone from Tasmania being highly likely to be related to another Tassie.
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I took a stack of wickets that year overall, it didn't do me much good for the next year though as the winter hiatus didn't do wonders for me maintaining my action!

If you mention that Aussie side that would be Mark Taylor and Tugga of the younger variety I guess. Their bowlers were quite old from recollection with smiling assassin Alderman actually a just north of medium bowler, but most suited for English conditions with his wicket to wicket wobblers. He may well have been a serious all time great if it wasn't for that shoulder injury he received earlier in his career. They had the likes of Hohns, Tim May?, Geoff Lawson in their bowling line-up apart from Sumo Hughes back then. Heck Ricky Ponting's uncle Greg Campbell played in that series just reminding myself. I'll leave it to any of our passing Aussies if they wish to make any comment about the likelihood of someone from Tasmania being highly likely to be related to another Tassie.
The bowlers were pushing it a bit but Hughes, Hohns, May and Campbell hadn't played in an English Ashes before. Nor had Taylor, G.Marsh, Jones. S.Waugh or Healy. There was a freshness and vigour about the side.

I'd seen Waugh make a delicious hundred for Somerset at The Oval two years earlier and had little doubt that he'd eventually establish himself as a Test batsman. My only previous sighting of Taylor, however, had been at a Shield game in Newcastle, NSW later that year, when Botham (who had been barracked remorselessly by the home fans) trapped him lbw fourth ball. That induced the most ostentatious double V-sign salute to a crowd I've ever seen.
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