Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

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Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by DJ_Smerk on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 16:22

We all talk about speed, pace and mileage of the quickest of quick bowlers. But what about the slowies?

It's similar to dancing. The slowy is dying out to the quick and happening bee-bop rituals of techno and hard funky monkey house music.

Which bowlers are the slowest?


Someone on Yahoo said that Nathan Astle bowled the slowest ball ever recorded.
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by JKLever on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 16:30

Scott Styris...
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by Chivalry Augustus on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 16:32

Doesn't Darren Maddy bowl the slowest slower ball ever?
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by PeterCS on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 16:36

Warney was pretty slow when it came to making excuses.
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by JKLever on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 17:12

Martin Bicknell was the only guy who slowed up as he was running in!
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by Henry on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 17:14

Ali Cook is listed on cricinfo as 'right arm slow'. No spin....nothing.....just slow.
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by beamer on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 21:47

Was it Jeremy Snape who bowled that "moon ball"? Not sure what speed it was clocked at, I would guess around 40mph...

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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by Nath on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 22:08

Chris Harris had enough time to run to the batting crease, put his batting gear on and hit his.
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by doremi on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 23:05

Jeremy Snape or Mohammad Asif depending on your definition of slow.
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by Basil on Thu 08 Jul 2010, 01:22

Jimmy Anderson is fairly stupid. What dou you mean - not that sort of slow?
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by PeterCS on Thu 08 Jul 2010, 02:03

See post 4, baz ... Wink
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by PlanetPakistan on Thu 08 Jul 2010, 02:05

doremi wrote:Jeremy Snape or Mohammad Asif depending on your definition of slow.

... depending on the geographical location as well because in India Asif is considered express...
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by PeterCS on Thu 08 Jul 2010, 02:07

I think it's difficult to isolate one consistently slowest bowler.

Variable speed is all part of what The Cat calls "F & G".
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by WideWally on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 08:26

Nath wrote:Chris Harris had enough time to run to the batting crease, put his batting gear on and hit his.

Speaking of Chris Harris, I think it is disrespectful of Wikipedia to describe Mr Harris as they have done even if it is true. He was just trying his best. And they also have incorrect spelling of mediocre.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Harris_(cricketer)
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by skully on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 11:31

One wonders how you ended up reading a Wiki entry on Chris Harris, W? More Jay Miaow research?
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by Fred Nerk on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 11:37

The Underarm would have taken the longest time to reach the batsman of any single ball I have seen or heard about

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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by WideWally on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 14:11

skully wrote:One wonders how you ended up reading a Wiki entry on Chris Harris, W? More Jay Miaow research?

Actually, a friend of mine was telling me about a dog called Zinzan Brooke who had impressed him at various Victorian tracks but he wondered about how he got his name. I told him that I thought it was the name of a New Zealand Rugby Union player & checked out the Wikipedia entry. On that page, it stated that he was a distant relative of Zin Harris, Chris Harris, etc. Apparently, many members of the family had Zinzan in their name. So naturally, I clicked on the link to Chris Harris in the hope of reliving some of his incredible performances on the cricket field.
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by skully on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 14:12

Naturally. Hehehe. Cool

I'm also amazed at your lardy/embee-like memory for relevant FB threads. This one hadn't been used since July 2010!! Or was "slowest bowler" a logical jump to Chris Harris?!!
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by WideWally on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 14:16

I googled "Chris Harris" flamingbails

.... although the link no longer works.
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Re: Who is the slowest bowler in the world?

Post by PeterCS on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 16:20

Fred Nerk wrote:The Underarm would have taken the longest time to reach the batsman of any single ball I have seen or heard about

I read somewhere that in the 19th century at least (not sure about earlier) some bowlers got up a lot of speed underarm. They weren't all lobsters.

A quick goog reveals this chap: https://wiki2.org/en/George_Brown_%28Sussex_cricketer,_born_1783%29


Oh, hang on - look at the linked bit in this entry (18th century!) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Harris_%28English_cricketer%29



I suppose everything is relative - esp speed. If they'd trapped Jack Gregory's fingers against the handle, he might not have bowled again.
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