Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by PlanetPakistan on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 02:56

Great players of the last 30 years

Murali
Warne
Mcgrath
Wasim
Waqar
Gilchrist
Sachin
Kallis
Donald
sangakara
Lara
Steyn
Ambrose
Walsh
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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by PlanetPakistan on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 03:00

Ponting as well i would say

Yousuf
Inzi
Jaya
Chanderpaul
Dravid

will miss out
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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by lardbucket on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 03:53

Chanderpaul probably gets there; most of his runs have been made under the same sort of pressure Allan Border used to have to make his under

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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by Allan D on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 10:23

I agree with all of the above but those who would qualify for consideration for an all-time Test XI (without necessarily being included) probably limited to Lara, SRT & Warne with Gilchrist as wicketkeeper.
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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by Brass Monkey on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 10:25

Not sure about that. McGrath, Wasim and Ambrose would be in contention.
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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by skully on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 11:57

I well remember Goochie's debut. A pair to the might of Thommo.
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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by Allan D on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 13:06

skully wrote:I well remember Goochie's debut. A pair to the might of Thommo.

On a wet wicket after Denness had inserted the opposition. Denness' final game of course.
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Post by lardbucket on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 13:10

skully wrote:I well remember Goochie's debut. A pair to the might of Thommo.

Walker and Thommo

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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by Allan D on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 13:10

Gooch not the only prolific player to make an inconspicuous debut - Hutton made 0 & 1 in his first outing against New Zealand at Lord's in June 1937. He made 100 (exactly) in the next match though.
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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by furriner on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 09:05

This as good a place as any

Would you believe from the pic below that this fellow could bat, far less be very good at it?    Would you give him a place in your village XI?

Can't recall seeing an international cricketer look so uncoordinated at his specialty.



From here.
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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by taipan on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 09:14

furriner wrote:This as good a place as any

Would you believe from the pic below that this fellow could bat, far less be very good at it?    Would you give him a place in your village XI?

Can't recall seeing an international cricketer look so uncoordinated at his specialty.



From here.

Colin Milburn?
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Post by Big Dog on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 09:15

furriner wrote:This as good a place as any

Would you believe from the pic below that this fellow could bat, far less be very good at it?    Would you give him a place in your village XI?

Can't recall seeing an international cricketer look so uncoordinated at his specialty.



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Brilliant Laughing
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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by tricycle on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 09:46

That's perfect. Hairstyle downwards, it's perfection.

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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by furriner on Tue 27 Jun 2017, 15:08

taipan wrote:......

Colin Milburn?

There's pics in which Milburn looks as bad?
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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by skully on Wed 28 Jun 2017, 00:24

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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by furriner on Wed 28 Jun 2017, 13:23

Skulls I meant ungainly, uncoordinated, clumsy while batting or bowling.
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Re: Where does Gooch rank among England's greatest openers?

Post by lardbucket on Wed 28 Jun 2017, 23:21

skully wrote:

Catweazle as a boy

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