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Re: RIP thread

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:55 pm

I don't think Thomson is seen as equal to Lillee, or a Marshall, or a Hadlee. Just someone who was frighteningly quick and for a while part of a legendary bowling partnership. If you're talking about quick bowlers, he'll get a mention. He'll get a nod for his partnership with DKL. But I don't think he's considered one of the great bowlers.
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Re: RIP thread

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:59 pm

Even so, people who are only briefly at the top can have a bit of a cult appeal, which Thommo has, with his unusual action, surfer look and slacker persona; and pace. Like Bob Massie, or Simon Jones, or in a different way, Sylvester Clarke.
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Re: RIP thread

Postby GarlicJam » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:26 pm

Thommo has never been considered a "great" bowler, even in Australia. Merely frighteningly quick. And for a few seasons, he was part of a great opening combination.

He was far too erratic. Part of why he was so scary, I suppose - if HE didn't know where the ball was headed, what hope for the batsmen? "I sort of shuffle up and WHAM!" is something like how he used to describe his bowling action. I can imagine that Thommo's pace got Maxie a few of his wickets, from relief.

David Lloyd's career-enhancing story about facing Thompson - and other injuries he caused - also increased his value/aura as a bowler. Both during and after his career.
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Re: RIP thread

Postby andy » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:31 pm

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Re: RIP thread

Postby alfie » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:03 am

Not having been on here lately I am late with this - but want to add my respects re Max Walker. On all accounts a lovely man apart from being a perhaps somewhat underrated cricketer (shadow of Lillee/Thomson , etc)
I never met him personally but my wife knew him from his involvement in an arts project with a friends of hers (he was indeed versatile !) and she was extremely distressed to hear of his all too early passing.
Very sad to lose him like this . RIP.
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Re: RIP thread

Postby GarlicJam » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:53 am

It turns out that he didn't die of melonoma, but Myeloma (a rare blood cancer). I can understand - but not necessarily forgive) the simple mistake by the media at large.

His family are trying to raise awareness of, and fundraise for the research into the disease. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-29/max-walker-died-of-myeloma-not-melanoma/7888012?section=sport
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Re: RIP thread

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:54 pm

RIP to Rachael Heyhoe Flint from England women's cricket team of the seventies and then administrator..
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Re: RIP thread

Postby hopeforthebest » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:17 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:RIP to Rachael Heyhoe Flint from England women's cricket team of the seventies and then administrator..


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A huge figure in women's cricket.
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Re: RIP thread

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:55 pm

I was very surprised to discover that she was 77. I didn't think she was anything like that sort of age.

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Re: RIP thread

Postby alfie » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:16 pm

Must add my respects to this one. She truly was a trailblazer for the women's game. If she were a modern she would be a damn sight more famous and far better rewarded.

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Postby andy » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:56 pm

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Postby braveneutral » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:57 pm

Yes a definite trailblazer. RIP.
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Re: RIP thread

Postby GarlicJam » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:46 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:I was very surprised to discover that she was 77. I didn't think she was anything like that sort of age.

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Re: RIP thread

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:51 pm

Seems astonishing now that they used to play in skirts.
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