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Re: MCC Regularions -User Experience
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2018, 05:54:23 PM »

Considering the Middlesex boys have tried with their current gear on a couple of occasions and not got it I doubt it, check the videos on YouTube

I saw one with McCullum. Fuller nearly did hit it. They are also using the Bola machine balls (with dimples) and not the real cherries/cricket balls. I wonder how would a brand new ball would behave when hit that hard and high.

Again, this doesn't replicate the condition under which Trott hit his six and quite frankly I feel that a lot is made about that mighty six these days. Today's batsmen have far better technique for hitting sixes and better physiques too. It is only a matter of time before Trott's feat becomes the norm. :)
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« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2018, 06:12:46 PM »

How many sixes did that guy hit through out his career? I say, he got lucky that day. He hit the ball very high and there was enough wind to carry it over the pavilion.

We simply don't know those conditions (in which he hit that mighty six) and attributing all that to his skill is not accurate nor fair. Let's recreate the conditions, ball speed, wind speed, and give that tooth-pick 3 pounder to McCullum, Gayle, or Morgan and see where the ball lands.

Albert Trott got lucky. There. I said it. He couldn't consistently hit that big six and I wonder how many sixes did he hit thru his career.

I tend to agree. If it wasn't documented, I would have put the hit over the Lord's pavilion down to myth to be honest. But, it does appear that he did actually manage it which raises the question of what he was able to bring that no-one else has since.

Wikipedia is a little vague about the timing and details, we just know that Trott made the shot off a delivery from a chap called Monty Noble. This is what we know from Trott's own memories:

"Noble was bowling, and sending the balls down in pretty good style, and at last I struck at one," Trott told Boys' Own a few years later. "I was not very sure about it; and the next thing I saw was the ball looking like a pea in the air, and I learned then that it had just touched a chimney and nearly gone out of the ground."
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Re: MCC Regularions -User Experience
« Reply #47 on: January 04, 2018, 06:41:26 PM »

Didnt mongoose offer a million quid or something daft to tressy? If he could do it?

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« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2018, 07:26:29 PM »

Not sure what type of batting shorts they used to wear but from the photo the said batsman appears to be hung like the proverbial donkey.
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Re: MCC Regularions -User Experience
« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2018, 07:57:33 PM »

I tend to agree. If it wasn't documented, I would have put the hit over the Lord's pavilion down to myth to be honest. But, it does appear that he did actually manage it which raises the question of what he was able to bring that no-one else has since.

Wikipedia is a little vague about the timing and details, we just know that Trott made the shot off a delivery from a chap called Monty Noble. This is what we know from Trott's own memories:

"Noble was bowling, and sending the balls down in pretty good style, and at last I struck at one," Trott told Boys' Own a few years later. "I was not very sure about it; and the next thing I saw was the ball looking like a pea in the air, and I learned then that it had just touched a chimney and nearly gone out of the ground."
I can't find it now, but did read a very good article about it a few years back. Included some speculation about the bats in those days all being solely heartwood and whether that had anything to do with it.

Slightly harsh speculation about Trott getting lucky, was famously a massive hitter after all!
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Re: MCC Regularions -User Experience
« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2018, 10:30:23 PM »

Didnt mongoose offer a million quid or something daft to tressy? If he could do it?
That was never in a contract, but got a load of press for saying it!
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Re: MCC Regularions -User Experience
« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2018, 11:11:26 PM »

That was never in a contract, but got a load of press for saying it!
Thought so , I can remember it being on our local news channels

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Re: MCC Regularions -User Experience
« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2018, 08:43:00 AM »

Not sure what type of batting shorts they used to wear but from the photo the said batsman appears to be hung like the proverbial donkey.

I think you'll find that's a mutton baguette, left over from lunch.
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