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#841 traveller

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 12:50 PM

Wherre the hell did you come up with this???:D

It's like the guy who did a thesis on how the Aussie accent evolved.
Try to say something with your face in this position:
First, squint your eyes tight because the sun's so strong. Then clenc your teeth together, so the sand and flies don't get in your mouth. Then just barely open your lips. Now try to say anything! You now have an Aussie accent!
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 12:53 PM

"Do unto others what you would have them do unto you" (but do it first)

Concur: nowhere near the firepower of Garner, Holding and Marshall.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 12:55 PM

Source. :)

http://uk.news.yahoo...3/80/e1exg.html
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#844 Agnostic

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 12:58 PM

I once tried out the Ozzie accent after watching Crocodile Dundee again and again a dozen times.
"G'Dye coppah":D
Somehow Indians love the Aussie accent.
We learn to speak like the Brits but prefer the Aussie way or 'Strine' as I am told its called.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 01:06 PM

OK Ag
Put your face in the position and say Australian, it comes out "Strine":D
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 01:11 PM

So it does, mate.
Although its tough to talk with clenched teeth.:P
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 01:13 PM

I must confess that I'm not very good at imitating foreign accents. :(
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 01:22 PM

Of all the accents Michael Holding's Jamaican accent seems to take 'da cake.'

Holding: "Wickut to wickut."
Boycott: "Wickit to wickit, stoomp to stoomp."
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 01:32 PM

Surrey demonstrate how not to handle Seam bowling.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 01:40 PM

Did Phillip and Foster ever play for England?
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 01:45 PM

Foster did. Played 29 matches, taking 88 wickets at nearly 33.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 01:51 PM

Phillip, if I am not wrong, was the West Indian Norbert Phillip.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 01:57 PM

Aye, it would seem that you are probably correct.

N Phillip

There can't have been that many Phillips around during that period. :)
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 02:07 PM

13% LBW? Must have been a shuffler in front:p
Simpson, Dev and Thommo most likely!
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 02:08 PM

I was discussing with my better half the other day about how blacks excel in track events and seem to outrun other races and she said it was probably genetic. For centuries they had been running to escape from tigers and lions in Africa and grew up with better muscles which they passed on to their progeny. May be that's why they make good fast bowlers?

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I'll be back after a while. My daughter wants to study on the comp.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 02:15 PM

Probably true Ag, but you're addressing a 'touchy' subject here. Height is certainly a factor, though. Garner was huge, although marshall wasn't that tall. Tommo, Khan and Lilly were tall. But the seamers not necessarily so: Dev, Hadlee.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 02:19 PM

I expect that it is genetic somehow, though I don't know how, or genuinely why. Not totally convinced that is why the West Indies have produced several superb quicks though. Other nations have also produced fast bowlers as good as them, and when I think of WI fast bowlers the only ones that spring into my mind as truely great were Garner, Marshall, Holding, Ambrose and perhaps Walsh. But, I am confident you can go into the archives and find several bowlers just as good them for England and Australia, and perhaps India and Pakistan. The WI were just very lucky to be able to wield up to 3 of the best bowlers in the world at the same time.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 03:20 PM

Hall, Griffith, Garner, Marshall, Holding, Roberts, Croft, Clarke, Walsh, Ambrose.... the list is endless.
They have the stamina which other races dont seem to have.
Even in track events, the fastest men are inevitably blacks like Carl Lewis, Linford Christie and others.
As for this being a 'touchy' subject, there is nothing derogatory about my observations. I envy them their strength and stamina, that's all.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 03:21 PM

True. They do have stamina. The Ethiopian marathan runners, are bloody tough opposition. :)
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 03:25 PM

This is what Franklyn Stephenson said about Walsh:

"He isn't the greatest outswing bowler, or inswing bowler, or bouncer bowler, but late in the day he'll still be running in full pelt when everybody else has their tongues hanging down and arms akimbo."

And Steve Waugh is on record as saying that he wished he had Walsh's body for at least a day.
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