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Old 8th March 2008, 12:06   #21
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Man, if he'd been bowling like he has been this Test in an ODI, I shudder to think what would have happened to him. He'd probably threaten the record runs tally conceded by an Englishman in the shorter form of the game.

Oh wait -
He already holds that record. I thought that you might have been referrring to Mahmood or Anderson but a double check shows that Harmy conceded 97 wicketless runs at Headingley against Sri Lanka in 2006. Anderson's worse was 86 for 1 in Napier this year and Mahmood has 80 off 7 overs for 2 wickets!
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Old 8th March 2008, 12:07   #22
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He actually bowled pretty well in Sri Lanka on pitches that didn't suit him at all, as he did in Pakistan in 2005/6. If you want the last tour when he averaged under 30 though, yes 2003/4 in the West Indies.
His strike rates away from home (Bangla apart) are vaguely interesting

88 (australia)
36 (WI)
127 (SA)
61 (pakistan)
92 (India)
102(Australia)
75 (Sri Lanka)
162 (New Zealand to date)

Its clear which is the blip.
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Old 8th March 2008, 12:10   #23
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He already holds that record.
Golly, I didn't know that when I ended my post "Oh wait - ". Thanks for putting me right.

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Old 8th March 2008, 12:14   #24
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Golly, I didn't know that when I ended my post "Oh wait - ". Thanks for putting me right.

It was a pleasure. It's a shame that I didn't write it in red!
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Old 8th March 2008, 12:16   #25
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The divorce rate amongst professional cricketers is pretty high. If Harmy values time with his family more than playing for England well who are we to criticise. He needs to make the break with England although that may be imposed on him after this performance.

Go for it Harmy and good luck - it was enjoyable while you were at your international peak, now you have more arguably more important matters to attend to.
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It was a pleasure. It's a shame that I didn't write it in red!
I really hope you're not a Humanities teacher. Are people just not sarcastic in the North?
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I really hope you're not a Humanities teacher. Are people just not sarcastic in the North?
No I'm not a humanities teacher. As for sarcasm it is one of my biggest weapons in the classroom.
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I think it is really too late. A strike rate of under 55.00 is needed for a Test bowler.

2002 - 46.30 - 10 wickets - s/r 91.50
2003 - 24.26 - 31 wickets - s/r 51.10
2004 - 23.93 - 67 wickets - s/r 47.18

2005 - 34.87 - 46 wickets - s/r 61.72
2006 - 38.06 - 33 wickets - s/r 67.27
2007 - 35.67 - 24 wickets - s/r 63.50
2008 - 121.00 - 1 wicket - s/r 121.00
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Old 9th March 2008, 21:07   #30
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The stick he has had of late, its a wonder he can show his face.
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The divorce rate amongst professional cricketers is pretty high. If Harmy values time with his family more than playing for England well who are we to criticise.
I have no problem with this, but if he wishes to do so then he should retire from international cricket and stop taking his central contract money.
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I have no problem with this, but if he wishes to do so then he should retire from international cricket and stop taking his central contract money.
Absolutely. There you go - I've agreed with someone!
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Old 12th March 2008, 14:21   #33
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I think it is really too late. A strike rate of under 55.00 is needed for a Test bowler.

2002 - 46.30 - 10 wickets - s/r 91.50
2003 - 24.26 - 31 wickets - s/r 51.10
2004 - 23.93 - 67 wickets - s/r 47.18

2005 - 34.87 - 46 wickets - s/r 61.72
2006 - 38.06 - 33 wickets - s/r 67.27
2007 - 35.67 - 24 wickets - s/r 63.50
2008 - 121.00 - 1 wicket - s/r 121.00
His overall strike rate is 58.5.

Still I expect you only said this so someone would say it was harsh and 60 would be a fairer measure, so you could then say that a certain JM Anderson has a strike rate of 62.7.

Luckily I'm not gonna fall into your trap.
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If Harmison is missing his new born kiddie why didn't he plan it so the little 'un was born in the Summer?
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Maybe he wasn't given that option. You've got to get it where you can.
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Old 12th March 2008, 14:53   #36
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With the number of kids he has it seems he does - often.
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I wonder how long he will keep trying. Now that they only want Flintoff and 2 fast bowlers I can't see him getting a place back in the team.

If he really loved playing cricket he would still want to play for Durham. So if he decides to retire that will mean he won't be going to the IPL. What career would he have?

Then we have Simon Jones saying that all 4 of the Ashes bowlers are trying to get back their places and he wants to see them all back in the team.

Harmison says 'As things stand it looks as if I will have to wait for injury to another bowler or loss of form before I get a chance'.

So that would mean an injury to Broad and if another tall bowler like Tremlett/Shreck/Finn is chosen would he take that to mean that his chances would be over or would he carry on waiting? The selectors aren't going to say to him that his chances are gone and will say he is still in their thoughts as they would say to any bowler asking about their prospects.

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Harmison says 'As things stand it looks as if I will have to wait for injury to another bowler or loss of form before I get a chance'.
"An amazing coincidence at Lords today when 3 fast bowlers all suffered injury when they fell down a large hole in the nets whilst practicing for the test. Its not yet confirmed how the hole got there but police are looking for a tall man with a shovel and a Geordie accent seen running away from the scene at the time".
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Harmison has competition from his brother Ben. In first class cricket Ben needs less overs to take his wickets. Ben's 4.5 overs to Steve's 7.8.

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I was thinking the same myself today.

Nothing like a bit of good healthy sibling rivalry.
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