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Discussion in 'Personal' started by peter12171, Jul 2, 2020.
Not the football club, the cricketer.
Saw some film of him playing in the Lancashire League in his prime a few months ago (probably on YouTube) - a very elegant player.
His Test record - 4455 runs at 58 is superb - he was clearly one of the greatest of all times. (For comparison Viv Richards 8540 at 50; Brain Lara 11953 at 52; Kevin Pietersen 8181 at 47).
He had a sense of humour too:
A well known joke, usually attributed to Joel Garner:
“It is reported that once Garner and friends were having a drink in an Australian hotel. At a nearby table a group of young ladies were celebrating some occasion. Eventually one of the girls came over and asked him “You are Joel Garner, aren’t you?” “Yes, Ma’am,” Joel replied. “We’ve noticed how tall you are and what big hands, big feet, long arms and legs you’ve got; what we’re dying to know is, is everything else in proportion?” “Garner replied, “Lady, if I were built in proportion I’d be eight foot ten!” (Some sources suggest different heights, but you get the basic drift).”