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Happy birthday Sir Curtly

imusic 2023-09-21 17:54:40 

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Always remember that afternoon at QPO.

Glory years and truly privileged to have witnessed a lot of it

Enjoy your special day!

BeatDball 2023-09-21 18:34:37 

Happy birthday Sir Curtly!

SnoopDog 2023-09-21 18:37:02 

Happy Birthday to Curtly.

Simply the best fast bowler I ever saw live and my favourite by some distance.

BeatDball 2023-09-21 18:39:22 

In reply to SnoopDog Not one of the best?!


SnoopDog 2023-09-21 18:40:35 

In reply to Dotardballs

Read it again yuh dunce.

googley 2023-09-21 18:52:16 

Happy birthday to the great man. All the best

PalsofMine 2023-09-21 21:03:32 

Happy Birthday, Names big grin big grin big grin. Thanks for all the great times, especially Perth and QPO. I still remember the horns blowing all over Port of Spain as England wept!!

doosra 2023-09-21 21:13:16 

Happy Birthday Sir Curtly
I listened to that 7-1 on my radio in bed and watched that England blowout on tele

on your day no one was close


imusic 2023-09-22 00:44:06 


googley 2023-09-22 01:17:35 

In reply to imusic

Lol, king Curtly got the moves!

Jumpstart 2023-09-22 14:47:32 

In reply to SnoopDog
I sometimes try to imagine that I'm the batsman and where I would try to score.....and i can't find an area consistently. you're not sure if you have to go forward or play on the backfoot, then you have to figure out if its going to come in or go away...........dude was a genius and an absolute nightmare.

doosra 2023-09-22 14:49:59 

In reply to Jumpstart

the only way ppl scored off him was stay still at the crease and wait....and when it started keeping low he would blow you out

man had economy rate of just over 2 in FCs / Tests and just about 3.5 in LOs / List A

Jumpstart 2023-09-22 14:54:18 

In reply to doosra

tellin yuh.his strike rate in tests is 54.5 and we know how unlucky Ambi was. If he was 6'6 instead of 6'8, his strike rate would probably be 40

Recently i read a book about Warwickshire's year of the bear in 1994. Lara played Northampshire and was scoring a youknowwhatload of runs across the country. They come up against northants. Lara scores 178, but only scored 12 runs off 45 deliveries from Ambrose. And that version of lara wa the best lara of his career. the year prior, he had scored hundreds off attacks containing wasim and waqar(4 in one season and two 90s, 99* and 96)), alland donald at blofontein and craig mcdermott(essentially the best pacers of the era after Emperor Curtly).