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Thread #156178   Message #3680570
Posted By: GUEST,MikeL2
27-Nov-14 - 02:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: Australian Cricketer Dies From Injuries
Subject: RE: BS: Australian Cricketer Dies From Injuries
Hi Al

I agree with some of what you say about the dangerous nature of fast bowling. However I watched many of the tests and County games of the West Indies in the seventies & eighties and wondered at the sight of the likes of Joel Garner, Michael Holding and Andy Roberts.

Garner's height of 6ft 8ins made him a deadly bowler at times. But I never felt that he bowled deliberately at the batsmen.

We had Colin Croft ,another tall West India, at Lancashire and Crofty did bowl frighten the batsmen out.

I was down in Paignton in Devon in July and I met Glen Mcgrath's father-in-law and we had many discussions on fast bowling. McGrath was a very successful World Class bowler. He bowled less fast that the West Indians but much more accurately and whilst intimidating was not dangerous.