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Discussion in 'Personal' started by grumpydogwoman, May 11, 2016.
It's about time.
A week tomorrow. Sri Lanka at Headingley.
Meanwhile one of my blasts from the past.
Deadly - and isn't that Geoff Miller behind? Was that the tour to India of 1976-77?
Derek Underwood appeals for lbw against Sunil Gavaskar, India v England, third Test, Delhi, 1981
(It says here....)
But is that Miller????
A quick look at the stats says he didn't play in that match.
Can't say, but I picked out the young David Gower in the crowd.
Look at the ump. He's twice the size of Deadly!
It must be Fat Gatt instead!
My guess is that it's Graham Gooch
Gatting or Lamb
RIP Tony Cozier, and yah boo sucks to those who have treated Charlotte Edwards like that. She deserved rather better than to be shoved out so unceremoniously.
I was very sad to read of the death of Tony Cozier. He and Richie Benaud were my favourite commentators, and I loved hearing his voice from the Caribbean. There's something about the Bajan accent which evokes cricket and its atmosphere.
Tony Cozier. RIP.
This was the England team in that match.
It isn't Alan Lamb.
The clue is in the fact he's wearing a helmet. Which fielder might wear one when a spinner is bowling and which member of this team might have been a specialist in that position?
Tub of lard!
"Graham Gooch wryly quipped about Warne’s Ball of the Century, “If it had been a cheese roll, it would never have got past him [Gatting].”
Martin Johnson said of the same event, “How anyone can spin a ball the width of Gatting boggles the mind.”
And then there is Dennis Lillee’s famous barb: “Hell, Gatt, move out of the way, I can’t see the stumps.”
These jokes at Gatting’s expense were hardly the first — or last — made about the immense girth and appetite of the man. Gatting’s love of food was renowned; he would often be found munching on something or the other during breaks. To his credit though, his fitness was never compromised by either his width or his love of food."
Despite this, his record exceeds many other cricketers.
You have to love Gatt. A man after my own heart/girth/tastes. (But a better cricketer- Gatt.)
The photograph suggests a moustache, and Gatting (to my memory) only ever sported a beard. So I opt for Gooch (who did).
It definitely isn't Boycott, Tavaré, Gower, Fletcher, Botham, Taylor, Lever,Underwood or Willis...
NB Could have been a substitute fielder, I suppose....
Must be Gatting. He would have been the young srote of the team back then,hence why he is probably fielding in short
Not tall enough for Gooch - I think it's Gatt - in his younger, slimmer days!
It has to be Gatt.
So where do we stand on Bell coming back into the Test side?
All for it. If Bell is fit he should play. He is a class batsman and can play spin well.