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    All the best wickets come from the Full Toss. Such an underrated delivery.


    I always had a catch phrase when I bowled. @Guinness Boy may remember.

    'If you're going to bowl a full toss always bowl it straight'

    The phrase was subject to much mimicry. But I challenge anyone to contradict it !
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      I’ve not been following this at all until now, stunned by Archers bowling figures.

      England it seems now have a devastating genuinely fast bowler, which is a bit of rarity .... Snow, Willis were greats.
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      I always had a catch phrase when I bowled. @Guinness Boy may remember.

      'If you're going to bowl a full toss always bowl it straight'

      The phrase was subject to much mimicry. But I challenge anyone to contradict it !
      If you've got the full toss in your locker, why not use it?

      I'm going to celebrate it just as much as if I'd bowled an absolute peach of delivery which has swung and clipped the top of off stump.*



      * One of these deliveries was more common than the other
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      I’ve not been following this at all until now, stunned by Archers bowling figures.

      England it seems now have a devastating genuinely fast bowler, which is a bit of rarity .... Snow, Willis were greats.
      Great indeed but Michael Holding unhappy all day that he was under orders to rein in the speed. 82-89mph today. Said he should do what he’s good at.
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      Blimey, I went out with the score at 150 something for 5 and came back to find Australia all out. What a star Jofra is - pity Sussex won't see much of him now
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      Weather looking good tomorrow for batting. Warner and Labuschagne showed how to bat in bowling conditions.

      What a collapse from a promising position.
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      I’ve not been following this at all until now, stunned by Archers bowling figures.

      England it seems now have a devastating genuinely fast bowler, which is a bit of rarity .... Snow, Willis were greats.
      Chris Tremlett was the best I have seen in my time. Had he not been ravaged with a lack of confidence and continual injuries. I genuinely believed that at one stage he was the best fast bowler on the planet.

      The Ashes series of 2010/11 down under was his peak moment. It all came together. He got another back injury a few months later and that was pretty much it.

      Still, great memories from a short career and I defy anyone to not watch this on repeat... Barmy Army going mental.

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      Broad unlucky today. He could have had 7.

      Including Warner about 15 times.........
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      Chris Tremlett was the best I have seen in my time. Had he not been ravaged with a lack of confidence and continual injuries. I genuinely believed that at one stage he was the best fast bowler on the planet.

      The Ashes series of 2010/11 down under was his peak moment. It all came together. He got another back injury a few months later and that was pretty much it.

      Still, great memories from a short career and I defy anyone to not watch this on repeat... Barmy Army going mental.

      No disrespect to Tremlett whatsoever but we can all watch one ridiculous spell and say "he's the best". It's not just about injuries, it's about mental attitude.

      Otherwise CT and Steve Harmison would have as many wickets as Jimmy and Stuart Broad.
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      No disrespect to Tremlett whatsoever but we can all watch one ridiculous spell and say "he's the best". It's not just about injuries, it's about mental attitude.

      Otherwise CT and Steve Harmison would have as many wickets as Jimmy and Stuart Broad.
      I guess my point is that when a player is constantly injured, and I sympathise with Tremlett especially as back problems stopped me playing at a much higher level, you can still recognise talent.

      Tremlett, like his dad who is a splendid character, was lacking in aggression. But when he was in the right head space he was the best we had and possibly the best there was.

      Shane Warne had equal frustrations. He saw him at Hampshire and said much the same. That year he spent at his best with England seemed to vindicate that view. If I'm asked who my favourite bowlers in my lifetime are he's in there. I get confused looks when his name comes up. But having followed the game obsessively for 40 years I know talent when I see it.

      But yes, his attitude wasn't so much the problem as his lack of fire and confidence. Had he had more drive and less injuries he would have had few comparisons.

      Warne's view at the time:

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cr...rlds-best.html
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