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Post by Scrappy on Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:31 pm

JONATHAN 'Jonty' RHODES

South Africa was re-instated back to International cricket in 1991
Had they not, how would Jontys sporting career have progressed ?
Jonty Rhodes was an inside /outside striker in field hockey
In 1991 Jonty made the 24 man South African squad for the Barcelona Olympic Games

Jonty Rhodes Quote
" If I had to choose a sport it would be cricket,
Theres more money in it, which is a sad thing to say."

Jonty Rhodes
35-66 Test average
35-11 ODI average
41.14 First class average

Jonty must be considered an allrounder of sorts
Batting/Fielding allrounder
In the course of any game he saved a lot of runs for his team , by being brilliant not bland, in the field
His batting averages of 35 in both forms of cricket was prob worth closer to 40 because of his exceptional fielding
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Post by Scrappy on Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:16 pm

ODI SOUTH AFRICA V AUSTRALIA
1994
SPRINGBOK PARK

AU 6/203...BOON 42...MATTHEWS 3/40

SA needed a 4 to win 3 to tie with 1 ball remaining
Dave Richardson on strike, Dale Fleming the bowler
Dave Richardson was running for a third and was run out by Mark Taylor
Australia won by 1 run

In Flemings 2nd last over he had problems with a faulty run up
Keeper Ian Healy told Fleming to relax
After the game this is what Healy had this to say about Fleming
" He was pushing hard in his run up
My first thoughts were that it was nerves or pressure and that he was trying to bowl fast
I didnt realise he had the wrong run up until I got back to the room"


And the reason why :
Fleming was commencing his bowling run up from the bowling mark of Glen Mcgrath !
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Post by bayman on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:06 pm

I have no idea if this is true or not but as a kid I was told a player (can’t remember who) left a test match safely confident that they’d be batting all day, however there was a collapse & when they were giving out scores & he heard 7 down he went in a panic looking for a taxi, this player was at the Victoria Park races, if true I wonder whether he got back in time......does anyone know if it’s true & if so who was it ??
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:25 am

AlaSTAiR Cook, in making 147 , in his final Test innings , became the 5th player to achieve a rare double
Along with Reggie Duff, Bill Ponsford , Greg Chappell and Mohammad Azharuddin , they are the 5 Test cricketers to make a 100+ runs in their first and last test innings

I saw Greg Chappells tons against England and Pakistan
I still consider Greg Chappell to be the best Australian batsman I have seen
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Post by Scrappy on Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:41 am

Top 10s are always popular
I found the 10 quickest to get to take 200 test wickets intriguing
I guessed a few, one that I didnt was very very surprising

QUICKEST TO TAKE 200 TEST WICKETS
IN MATCHES PLAYED

33 Y SHAH
35 C GRIMMETT
37 R ASHWIN
38 W YOUNIS
39 D LILLIE
39 D STEYN
41 I BOTHAM
41 S MACGILL
42 M MURALI
42 A DONALD

I was surprised to see Stuart Macgill is the 8th quickest
Ian Botham is astonishing,as he is an allrounder

The types of bowlers are as follows :
4 Fast bowlers
3 Leg spinners
2 Off spinners
1 Medium fast

Interesting to note, that no Left handed bowlers made the top 10 to 200 wickets
I wonder how quick these lefties ,  Indias spinning guru Bishen Bedi or Pakistans swing king Wasim Akram were to 200 wickets

I have a question
Which left hand bowler got to 200 wickets the quickest ?
Will it be a Mitch, Johnson [313 wickets] or STARc [currently 198] ?
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