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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2016, 03:29:14 PM »

Your right if you want a long cricket career you can't have a long football one
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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2016, 04:53:12 PM »

Had a couple to guys that played for my old side in Kent that I played for since I was 10. One was a slow spin bowler had 2500+ club wickets and was playing the sat leage side last season as 81 and still picking up 25 wickets in a season, serious skill level for his age. The other retired at 78 due to his eye sight. Was a opening bowler up until 60odd and had pace then had 2700 club wickets and 10000 runs.
How many club players can claim over 2500 wickets and over 10000 runs.

Serious respect, perks ally don't plan on retiring ever lol
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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2016, 10:03:07 AM »


Watched the video and good luck to him but the realality is he's a rarity i think a lot depends on your lifestyle in  your younger years and the job you do  know guys in there 50s  and there cricket days have ended they work in construction /building trades and knees and wrists are shot.


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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2016, 10:06:20 AM »

Yep tore my ACL in my 30s reconstruction wasn't an option then, I'm a young at heart 58 and came to cricket late, but I'm going to keep playing until I physically can't or until they don't pick me!


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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2016, 10:27:28 AM »

Fair play to the fella! great story


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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2016, 10:36:05 AM »

Yep tore my ACL in my 30s reconstruction wasn't an option then, I'm a young at heart 58 and came to cricket late, but I'm going to keep playing until I physically can't or until they don't pick me!


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Pleased to hear your still playing and have a great mindset for the game i to are still playing after tearing the inside of my knee landing awkward trying to bang the ball in bowling in 2013 can no longer bowl  have arthritis in the knee but like yourself will keep playing until I  physically can't fortunate enough to reach  50 playing seasons in 2015

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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2016, 11:09:07 AM »

There was a really good video of a ld around the same age still playing in Oz, anyone seen it and preferably got the link?
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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2016, 05:28:29 PM »

A total legend and everything I love about the game of cricket!
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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2016, 06:21:50 PM »

Massive respect ... Very nice video and hoped it never ended ..


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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2016, 08:49:19 PM »

Lovely clip.. Missus sighed.. Once played with a bloke in LA that was late 80's. He even kept the grounds. Only played socials though.
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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2016, 10:23:58 PM »

Lovely clip.. Missus sighed.. Once played with a bloke in LA that was late 80's. He even kept the grounds. Only played socials though.

Kept the grounds ? Where in his shed
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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2016, 10:27:29 PM »

Kept the grounds ? Where in his shed

I think you are mocking me - English is my second language..
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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2016, 10:34:36 PM »

@SteffanLangholz
I think you are mocking me - English is my second language..
Your English is just fine. You used the the correct turn of phrase.
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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2016, 10:40:50 PM »

Got a couple going this way at my club
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Re: 80 year old cricketer.
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2016, 10:42:09 PM »

How do you turn a phrase? Haha. I agree though surely if we refer to them as a grounds keeper then they keep grounds. Your English made perfect sense to me mate :)

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