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eaowbear

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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2010, 12:50:15 PM »

Remember watching Hick at Edgbaston when he was quite young and Donald was also in his early 20s and absolutely rapid. None of the other batsmen could handle him but Hick launched him straight out of the ground twice, front and back foot, as if it was the easiest thing imaginable. Awesome and an absolute legend!
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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2010, 11:52:44 AM »

Robert Croft - he came and made an appearance at our club a few weeks back. One of the funniest blokes I have ever listened to but gave an incredible insight into how county cricket used to be. Stories of batting with Viv Richards (don't worry Crofty, I'll take it from here man) and Waqar Younis (ball tampering, kicking off the sight screen to start his run up etc)

Swanny - just for being Swanny really. No real explanations needed here

Jack Russell - for being generally brilliant at everything...apart from batting
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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2010, 03:26:07 PM »

Paul Nixon.  Most adept keeper at standing up to the seamers, brilliant one-day batsman and mad as a box of frogs!!

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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2010, 03:36:03 PM »

Paul Nixon.  Most adept keeper at standing up to the seamers, brilliant one-day batsman and mad as a box of frogs!!

Top player is Nixon, but I think Fozzie might give him a run for his money when standing up to seamers!
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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2010, 11:00:13 PM »

Geraint Jones. I got in to cricket at the same time we won the 2005 ashes. That Edgbaston catch...
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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2010, 03:42:58 AM »

Not sure if he may or may not be obvious but I'm a big Hussey fan - even when he isn't batting well. I really admire him, great work ethic.

Dedication and all that!
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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2010, 09:17:32 AM »

Steve Waugh. . . . .always up for a challenge.

Mental toughness at its best
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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2010, 09:53:22 AM »

Like Paul Collingwood one of my hero's is Steve Waugh, tough and uncompromising

Darren Gough, such a tough player with a massive heart used to tour Australia with some pretty ordinary English sides and never gave up always steamed in and gave his all regardless.
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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2010, 10:01:59 AM »

chris read, consistant county performer who should have had more chances for england
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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2010, 10:07:32 AM »

Robin Smith has to b up there for those square cuts awesome power + batting with the tail

Harshly treated by england in my view + still average mid 40's (could be wrong)
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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2010, 10:24:06 AM »

Sachin Tendulkar he makes everything look so easy and he is very modest and a top bloke. The innings to get his 200 in ODI was amazing and he has played many similar standard test innings

Mike Hussey purely for he sheer grit and never willing to give up, he always seems to try 110% and he is pure class.
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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2010, 10:50:56 AM »

I'm a big fan of Luke Wright after seeing him play earlier this year... smashed a century then bowled high 80's, top player
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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2010, 11:51:58 AM »

eoin morgan for me, the only reason why I bought a kookabura blade and like all essex fans love fozzy and matty walker for the way they play the game
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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2010, 11:54:09 AM »

Mark Waugh - he made batting look truly easy and was always great to watch...
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Re: All time cricketing hero - but not the obvious...
« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2010, 06:23:30 PM »

Top player is Nixon, but I think Fozzie might give him a run for his money when standing up to seamers!
And you type that with your avatar! the shame! ;)
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