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The Cricket Thread.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by grumpydogwoman, May 11, 2016.

  1. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    It's about time.

    A week tomorrow. Sri Lanka at Headingley.

    Meanwhile one of my blasts from the past.

  2. bonkers 704

    bonkers 704 Lead commenter

    Deadly - and isn't that Geoff Miller behind? Was that the tour to India of 1976-77?
  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    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.
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  4. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Can't say, but I picked out the young David Gower in the crowd.
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  5. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Look at the ump. He's twice the size of Deadly!
  6. bonkers 704

    bonkers 704 Lead commenter

    It must be Fat Gatt instead!
  7. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    My guess is that it's Graham Gooch
  8. TheGentleman

    TheGentleman Occasional commenter

    Gatting or Lamb
  9. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    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.
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  10. bonkers 704

    bonkers 704 Lead commenter

    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.
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  11. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Tony Cozier. RIP.

  12. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    This was the England team in that match.

    GA Gooch
    G Boycott
    CJ Tavaré
    DI Gower
    KWR Fletcher
    IT Botham
    MW Gatting
    RW Taylor
    JK Lever
    DL Underwood
    RGD Willis

    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?
  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Gatt then.

    Tub of lard!
  14. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    "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.
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  15. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    You have to love Gatt. A man after my own heart/girth/tastes. (But a better cricketer- Gatt.)
  16. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    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....
  17. TheGentleman

    TheGentleman Occasional commenter

    Must be Gatting. He would have been the young srote of the team back then,hence why he is probably fielding in short
  18. stevejp65

    stevejp65 New commenter

    Not tall enough for Gooch - I think it's Gatt - in his younger, slimmer days!
  19. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    It has to be Gatt.

    So where do we stand on Bell coming back into the Test side?
  20. bonkers 704

    bonkers 704 Lead commenter

    All for it. If Bell is fit he should play. He is a class batsman and can play spin well.
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