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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Just in case you have not noticed...England has a genius at cricket

Alastair Cook is most likely the greatest cricketer England has seen for a long time.  If he continues in this way, he may end up being England's greatest cricketer ever.

Text is from Wiki....
He reached the 7,000 run mark on 6 December 2012 in the third test match against India, at Eden Gardens, Calcutta, overtaking Sachin Tendulkar as the youngest player of all time to have made 7,000 runs. He is also the only Englishman to score seven Test centuries before his 23rd birthday.[1] He has scored the most test centuries for England, 23, and is the first captain to score a century in each of his first five Tests in charge.[2]


Catechist Kev said...

Ya, but can he hit a 106 mph Adrolis Chapman fastball?

That's what I want to know! ;)


Supertradmum said...

CK, the days of the really fast bowlers, some of whom I saw in the 1980s,is gone. When cricket pitches were covered and dry, slow and spin bowling went out of fashion, but in the 90s, it came back in with a passion, ie. Shane Warne. Now, in England, it is a batsmans game and more interesting than the slogging against the fast bowlers. There are more variations in the shots of batting, as it were and, I think, more skill. Here is a list from Meril's website and indeed, they bowled over 100 mph.

(1) Malcolm Marshall: Arguably West Indies greatest fast bowler, a combination of speed and unplayable line and length delivery.

(2) Curtly Ambrose: Similiar to 'Big Bird' Joel Garner in terms of delivery, one of the most lethal 'yorker' An economical bowler.

(3) Joel 'Big Bird' Garner: One of the most difficult bowler to score runs against, very economical bowler.

(4) 'Whispering Death' Michael Holding: The quickest of 'em all, defeat batsman with sheer speed, and incredible accuracy.

(5) Courtney Walsh: Not as quick as 'Holding, Gilchrist, Patterson and/or Marshall, but the most durable, took most test wickets amongst West Indies fast bowlers.