Who Remember- Sir Gary Declaration on this Day?

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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3/19/17 9:16:12 AM 
I was pissed like hell. It took me a while to get it over.

An infamously duff declaration from Garry Sobers in the fourth Test in Trinidad. Only 11 captains have declared in the third innings and watched their side lose a Test, and none of them were vilified quite as much as Sobers was after this. He declared twice in this match, at 526 for 7 and then 92 for 2. That left England needing 215 in 165 minutes, and anchored by Geoff Boycott's unbeaten 80 they got there with seven wickets and, more importantly, three minutes to spare. Sobers' gamble was brave - he wanted to inject some life into a series that was drifting along aimlessly - but also foolhardy, as his attack was weakened by an injury to Charlie Griffith. It ended up costing West Indies the series - England drew the last Test to win 1-0, despite Sobers' best efforts: he hammered 152 and 95 not out, and took six wickets.


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link CricSham Joined: Aug 24, 2003
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3/19/17 9:24:07 AM 
Raising my hand. I remember well and was pissed as hell too. Wwhen the team arrived in Guyana for the next test at the airport Gary was asked if he had anything to declare. He responded Declare? Who me? lol lol

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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3/19/17 9:58:15 AM 
In reply to CricSham


lol

link Oilah Joined: Jun 14, 2010
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3/19/17 11:07:05 AM 
In reply to CricSham


lol

Dat was a different time and GStA was a different kind of cricketer smile

link Khaga Joined: Mar 29, 2016
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3/19/17 3:11:54 PM 
Right..match fixing was unthinkable..

link TheTrail Joined: Jun 8, 2008
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3/19/17 3:14:04 PM 
In reply to Emir

I was pissed like hell. It took me a while to get it over.


So I heard you and music bun an effigy of Sir Gary at the stadium that day. lol

link tc1 Joined: Jun 12, 2004
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3/19/17 4:22:50 PM 
In reply to TheTrail

The Trini called for Willie Rodriguez since he had a good game for Triniis, so Sobers said if u want him, have him. Willie failed the test.

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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3/19/17 6:44:02 PM 
In reply to TheTrail

Nah Marn, we were civilized in those days- prim and proper, just as the Brits wanted us to behave big grin

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 16, 2009
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3/19/17 6:48:31 PM 
In reply to Emir

Nah Marn, we were civilized in those days- prim and proper, just as the Brits wanted us to behave

The electrical fuse has changed things for the worst.

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link WestDem Joined: Jan 21, 2009
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3/19/17 6:48:59 PM 
In reply to Khaga

You think Rhodesia just happened? The price of Johnny Walking is ... lol razz razz razz razz

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