HEADLINE: Ambrose was convinced Rose, Collymore would be next great Windies pace duo

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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10/9/20, 9:22:08 AM 

West Indies legend Curtly Ambrose has revealed that he expected the pace bowling tandem of Franklyn Rose and Corey Collymore to pick up where he and strike partner Courtney Walsh left off.

Before the heyday of Walsh and Ambrose, West Indies quicks like Wes Hall, Charlie Griffith, Andy Roberts, Colin Croft, Joel Garner, Michael Holding, and Malcolm Marshall hunted in packs as they menacingly stalked the crease of fearful opposition batsmen.

It came to an end with Walsh and Ambrose, however, and so it seems did the West Indies fortunes as a winning team.

“Before Courtney and I left the team, we had around six fast bowlers around us.  We thought maybe three or four of them could become great,” Ambrose told the Mason and Guest radio program.

“Courtney and I talked about it and we always felt that Franklin Rose and Corey Collymore would be the two guys to lead the rest of the attack.  These were two guys who had tremendous potential to lead the rest of the attack," Ambrose said.

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link velo Joined: Jul 28, 2019
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10/9/20, 9:41:04 AM 
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i know the story with corey with his back injuries that prevented him from being the bowler he was early in his career but i didn't know the issue with rose

link Priapus Joined: Dec 29, 2014
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10/9/20, 9:48:22 AM 
Marshall did express high hopes for Dillon.

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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10/9/20, 9:51:30 AM 
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Collymore would have been great if it wasn't for his back injury. No doubt about it. He was extremely intelligent even when he was a tear away. Rose was indisciplined even though he had pace. Started extremely well but the nightlife got to him

link openning Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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10/9/20, 10:19:16 AM 
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I listened to this in real time, it was also interesting to hear of their best batsman, Viv was the best against fast bowling an Lara was the greatest against spin, Lara's stroke play was something to see, finding gaps.
Leon Garrick was an opening batsman, was one who some of us believe would had taken over from either Haynes or Greenidge, and would had partnered Gayle.

link pooranian Joined: Apr 11, 2020
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10/9/20, 10:27:36 AM 
Only fast bowlers to have bowled with venom post Ambrose were JT,Edwards and Jermaine Lawson..Really had high hopes on Lawson..His 7 wicket haul against Aussies sealed his fate..

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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10/9/20, 10:33:51 AM 
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i think garrick was the one with the heart defect right? you have the audio or a link?

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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10/9/20, 10:35:09 AM 
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Everybody had high hopes for dillon...........another one who allowed the nightlife to compromise his game

link Raggs Joined: Jan 11, 2004
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10/9/20, 11:02:39 AM 
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Reon King was the biggest disappointment

link Jabari18 Joined: Feb 27, 2011
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10/9/20, 11:09:28 AM 
I think Collymore post injury was very good. Extremely intelligent bowler with good tricks up his sleeve.

I think we suffered from expecting the new batch to be the next great thing

link openning Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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10/9/20, 2:30:07 PM 
In reply to Jumpstart
The link was posted on another thread yesterday

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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10/9/20, 3:48:33 PM 
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I remember the first time i saw Collymore. Trinidad vs Barbados Busta cup final smack in between the 3rd and fourth test of the Frank Worrall trophy in 1999. He was really quick and scared quite a few of our batsmen. His performance there propelled him into the team for the final test in Antigua

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