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Phil E
18-10-16, 12:10
Went to see this Saturday night.
Brilliant night...even if your not a mad cricket fan.
Top entertainment, highly recommended.

http://www.thegreatbritishspinoff.co.uk/

Dickie E
19-10-16, 06:10
Graeme Swann, England’s greatest ever spin bowler

a big call :chin:

Pegleg
19-10-16, 07:10
Jim Laker surely has a claim to that title.

Dickie E
19-10-16, 11:10
Jim Laker surely has a claim to that title.

... and Derek U? What about Monty?

SimonSmith
19-10-16, 13:10
From the BBC in 2012:
Swann Laker
47 Tests 46
196 Wickets 193
29.41 Average 21.24
2.93 Economy rate 2.04
6-65 Best inns figures 10-53
10-181 Best match figures 19-90
88 Caught 99
43 Bowled 52
55 Lbw 32
10 Stumped 10

Pegleg
19-10-16, 17:10
... and Derek U? What about Monty?

Monty? I think not.

didds
19-10-16, 22:10
underwood wasn't really a spinner -he was unique. As a a man of kent myself he was bloody fantastic.

Greater spinners than Swannie... tich freeman - last man to take 300 wickets in a season? Though his international career was very short in reality?

verity, rhodes, laker, lock.... colin blythe whose brilliance was curtailed by WW1

didds

Dickie E
19-10-16, 22:10
if I'd been copywriting this I'd have gone with "one of the greatest ... ", "living legend ..." or similar

Lee Lifeson-Peart
20-10-16, 15:10
underwood wasn't really a spinner -he was unique. As a a man of kent myself he was bloody fantastic.

Greater spinners than Swannie... tich freeman - last man to take 300 wickets in a season? Though his international career was very short in reality?

verity, rhodes, laker, lock.... colin blythe whose brilliance was curtailed by WW1

didds

I thought Colin Blythe's career was cut short by going blind and getting killed escaping from Stalag Luft III in a plane flown by James Garner.

didds
20-10-16, 16:10
close but no cigar :)

didds

SimonSmith
20-10-16, 17:10
I thought Colin Blythe's career was cut short by going blind and getting killed escaping from Stalag Luft III in a plane flown by James Garner.

That's not a very pleasance thought

Lee Lifeson-Peart
21-10-16, 09:10
That's not a very pleasance thought

:biggrin: