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antichrist
05-12-2004, 10:12 AM
I have just read how the Great Don did not even attend his mother's funeral, anyone know why?

Being that vintage he would known the C & W song

You only have one mother,
you won't miss her till she has gone,
You will never find another,
with a love for you so strong,
If you go back she forgive you,
for the times you have gone astray,
Won't you go home she needs you,
before she passes away.

PHAT
05-12-2004, 09:15 PM
Because Bradman was a god-like batsman and a total bastard, a crook, a loner, and a person of no personal merrit.

antichrist
30-05-2011, 11:31 AM
Shane Warne's top 100

The Top 100

100 Jamie Siddons
99 Andrew Caddick
98 Graham Thorpe
97 Shahid Afridi
96 Sourav Ganguly
95 Moin Khan
94 Devon Malcolm
93 Arjuna Ranatunga
92 Monty Panesar
91 Graeme Hick
90 Inzamam-ul-Haq
89 Jack Russell
88 Mushtaq Ahmed
87 Gary Kirsten
86 Ian Bishop
85 Chris Gayle
84 Simon Jones
83 Paul Reiffel
82 Craig McMillan
81 Greg Matthews
80 Darren Berry
79 Mark Boucher
78 Stuart Clark
77 VVS Laxman
76 Shane Watson
75 Mahela Jayawardene
74 Shane Bond
73 Mike Gatting
72 John Wright
71 Darren Gough
70 Richie Richardson
69 Alec Stewart
68 Jonty Rhodes
67 Harbhajan Singh
66 Hansie Cronje
65 Carl Hooper
64 Shivnarine Chanderpaul
63 Daniel Vettori
62 Mike Atherton
61 Desmond Haynes
60 Mike Hussey
59 Craig McDermott
58 Andrew Symonds
57 Tim May
56 Damien Martyn
55 Mohammad Azharuddin
54 Michael Vaughan
53 Mohammad Yousuf
52 Brian McMillan
51 Chris Cairns
50 Stephen Harmison
49 Dilip Vengsarkar
48 Dean Jones
47 Robin Smith
46 Justin Langer
45 Ravi Shastri
44 Graeme Smith
43 Kapil Dev
42 Stuart MacGill
41 Sanath Jayasuriya
40 Stephen Fleming
39 Michael Slater
38 Michael Clarke
37 Bruce Reid
36 Allan Donald
35 Virender Sehwag
34 Shoaib Akhtar
33 Kevin Pietersen
32 Darren Lehmann
31 Waqar Younis
30 Andrew Flintoff
29 Saeed Anwar
28 Shaun Pollock
27 Jason Gillespie
26 Steve Waugh
25 Andy Flower
24 Brett Lee
23 Kumar Sangakkara
22 Martin Crowe
21 David Boon
20 Rahul Dravid
19 Aravinda de Silva
18 Merv Hughes
17 Jacques Kallis
16 Adam Gilchrist
15 Matthew Hayden
14 Graham Gooch
13 Anil Kumble
12 Mark Taylor
11 Courtney Walsh
10 Ian Healy
9 Mark Waugh
8 Ricky Ponting
7 Muttiah Muralitharan
6 Wasim Akram
5 Glenn McGrath
4 Allan Border
3 Curtly Ambrose
2 Brian Lara
1 Sachin Tendulkar

How come Donald Bradman is not amongst them, maybe because Shane never seen him play?

I would have put most of the 1980's West Indian team ahead of R Ponting

Desmond
30-05-2011, 01:39 PM
Seems a very contemporary-heavy list by Warne. Was it intended to be all-time?

pappubahry
30-05-2011, 01:53 PM
Seems a very contemporary-heavy list by Warne. Was it intended to be all-time?
Only players he played with or against, as I recall.

Rincewind
30-05-2011, 02:14 PM
Only players he played with or against, as I recall.

Is it based on performance as a test cricketer?

I would have thought Warnie would have played both with and against Michael Bevan. Seems a striking omission from the list considering his impressive 50-over figures.

Although if based on test performance it is more understandable.

Kevin Bonham
30-05-2011, 03:09 PM
Is it based on performance as a test cricketer?

Yes, it's from a 2008 book that purports to represent "My Top 100 Test Cricketers" - which makes inclusion #100 rather amusing. Indeed the list is an expanded version of a top-50 list he put out slightly earlier in which Siddons was #50!


I would have put most of the 1980's West Indian team ahead of R Ponting

Those seem to mostly miss out because they were a bit too early for him to have played with or against them.

Desmond
30-05-2011, 03:14 PM
Is it based on performance as a test cricketer?

I would have thought Warnie would have played both with and against Michael Bevan. Seems a striking omission from the list considering his impressive 50-over figures.

Although if based on test performance it is more understandable.
Symonds inclusion though ... not so much.

pappubahry
30-05-2011, 03:28 PM
The book was published in October 2008 according to Amazon. At the start of 2008 Symonds was averaging over 40 in Test cricket, 45 by May. Much better than Bevan, though the latter had that Test where he cleaned up the Windies with the ball.

In any case, it's hardly the strangest aspect of Warne's list.

Hobbes
30-05-2011, 04:22 PM
I would have put most of the 1980's West Indian team ahead of R Ponting

You've been talking with Mischa!

Rincewind
30-05-2011, 04:51 PM
Symonds inclusion though ... not so much.

And Afridi whose test performance is not all that distinguished from Bevan's.

Desmond
30-05-2011, 05:16 PM
The book was published in October 2008 according to Amazon. At the start of 2008 Symonds was averaging over 40 in Test cricket, 45 by May. Much better than Bevan, though the latter had that Test where he cleaned up the Windies with the ball.

In any case, it's hardly the strangest aspect of Warne's list.
/agree

antichrist
30-05-2011, 06:22 PM
You've been talking with Mischa!

you trouble maker, you mean that is when she is talking to me.

No I remember those games very well, seen them all against Aussie. It was my dream to go over there and see Aussie Vs WI on some of their beautiful pitches high up on mountains overlooking the ocean. I still may do it if they become strong again and Australia is also strong.