Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by Phil » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 06:48:05


Quote:


> >> I thought Gary Sobers had a glorious bowling action. Freddie Trueman is
> >> often cited for having a flawless action. Who had - or has - the best
> >> action?>>

> > It's difficult-to-impossible to say as you need to define "flawless".>
> > Before we discovered stress fractures bowlers were taught the 'side on'
> > action but now the approved action is fundamentally different. It now
> > features much less leaping and being more chest on so as to avoid twisting
> > the spine. The latter is, imo, much less attractive to view but that's of
> > zero significance to anyone who wants to avoid pain and being unable to
> > play.

> > Of the old model my personal rankings would be;

> > Larwood
> > DKL V.2 - V.1 looked great from side on but had a *** last couple of
> > steps where he hopped from side to side. Like Nel does.)
> > Hadlee - Although he featured the New Model 'no leap' technique everything
> > else was classic Old Model)
> > Bond V.1 - His V.2 has been remodelled to reduce stress, but looks to me
> > that it'd actually increase his chances of back strain as he bends
> > considerably to his left after release now. Makes me wince.

> > Special category Old Model:

> > Thommo - Perfectly side-on through delivery.

> > New Model:

> > McGrath - It just doesn't get any simpler. His straight front leg and 90
> > degree use of the wrist in delivery are the keys to his success.

> Don't disagree with any of yours but I have to be a little biased and put in
> three South African's I have always liked
> Allan Donald - What an athlete
> Shaun Pollock
> Vince van der Bjl - You may not have seen him due to SA's isolation. He was
> picked for the SA test side in the early seventies that ended up having its
> tour cancelled -

> Mike Procter's action was anything but pretty/classic - effective though. He
> thundered in from the sightscreen. How he did not get injured more no-one
> knows

Procter bowled off the 'wrong' foot.

Phil.

 
 
 

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by Mike Holman » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 07:56:34



Quote:
>I thought Gary Sobers had a glorious bowling action. Freddie Trueman is
>often cited for having a flawless action. Who had - or has - the best
>action?

Michael Holding for me.

Cheers,

Mike

 
 
 

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by Viqar Ahme » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 08:09:00

Ray Lindwall.

 
 
 

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by vdeolali.. » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 09:48:23

Imran Khan (his 80s action, the previous one was not as elegant and was
more slingshot).
 
 
 

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by Madhusudan Sing » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 10:06:11

Quote:




>>> From the spinners, nothing to beat Bishen Singh Bedi.

>> I would think that John Emburey would give him a close run, if not best
>> him.
>> Admittedly I watched very little of Bedi (on replays).

> You have *GOT* to be kidding.

> Emburey has a beautiful action???

> Workmanlike comes to mind...

Emburey's action seemed effortless. Economy of movement (minimum possible
for the style of bowler) is what I consider beautiful in a bowler.
 
 
 

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by Mike Holman » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 10:14:50

On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 20:06:11 -0500, Madhusudan Singh

Quote:





>>>> From the spinners, nothing to beat Bishen Singh Bedi.

>>> I would think that John Emburey would give him a close run, if not best
>>> him.
>>> Admittedly I watched very little of Bedi (on replays).

>> You have *GOT* to be kidding.

>> Emburey has a beautiful action???

>> Workmanlike comes to mind...

>Emburey's action seemed effortless. Economy of movement (minimum possible
>for the style of bowler) is what I consider beautiful in a bowler.

I'd rather agree. Embers had a lovely action. What was sad that it
produced so very little.

Cheers,

Mike

 
 
 

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by shariq_ta.. » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 12:41:56

Quote:

> I'd rather agree. Embers had a lovely action. What was sad that it
> produced so very little.

> Cheers,

> Mike

Mike I felt that his action prior to the Rebel tour to South Africa was
a tad different than when he bowled in the 1986-87 Ashes. I thought his
left shoulder dropped a tad quicker later on and hence his body opened
a little more than it did previously. I reckon he made the change to
put less stress on his body

Shariq

 
 
 

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by cricketu.. » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 16:03:43

The best for me was always Botham - as easy as they come. Excellent one
 
 
 

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by Southpa » Fri, 30 Dec 2005 02:12:23

Quote:

> I thought Gary Sobers had a glorious bowling action. Freddie Trueman is
> often cited for having a flawless action. Who had - or has - the best
> action?

> Ivan

Max output with minimum injury: Marshall and Akram. Whippy arm actions,
both of them. Marshall had a bustling, diagonal run-up. (Later copied
by Dominic Cork?) Akram sprinted in loosely from 15-20 yards, but
sometimes just sauntered in from 10.

-Samarth.

 
 
 

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by razarah.. » Fri, 30 Dec 2005 07:13:06

Sarfaraz Nawaz wasn't called for "Grace on Skates" for nothing.
 
 
 

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by shariq_ta.. » Fri, 30 Dec 2005 07:14:52

Quote:

> Sarfaraz Nawaz wasn't called for "Grace on Skates" for nothing.

Good Lord he had an UGLY action.....
 
 
 

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by tan.. » Sat, 31 Dec 2005 11:35:13

Geoff Lawson had a great-looking followthrough. McDermott had a nice
menacing run up just prior to the delivery stride. But neither was in
the highest pace bracket, I guess. Walsh had a nice easy action and
wasn't injured too often either, plus he had high pace. Don't remember
Hogg's action. Donald had a nice one, he goes into the whole action -
injury relation in his book. Imran had a nice one, but that jump
probably caused his injury. Akram did break down quite a bit, but
didn't have a long career threathening injury, such as Imran's or
Younis' or Lillee's and Holding's. I guess I have to go with Holding's
too, as the most fluent looking action that still produced high pace.
 
 
 

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by Totaltull » Sun, 01 Jan 2006 05:18:55

Hadlee has to be the ultimate (Does Caddick try to copy him)?

The individual bowlers physiology has a great impact on what we might
call a great action. Lillee and Botham were the stocky kind and would
never show the kind of grace Hadlee had in anything they did. They
would look like diesel locos trying a downhill slalom (ok, thats an
exaggeration).

Any opinions on Javagal Srinath? Had a high arm action and wasted
little energy.

 
 
 

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by Phil » Sun, 01 Jan 2006 06:27:15

Quote:

> Hadlee has to be the ultimate (Does Caddick try to copy him)?

> The individual bowlers physiology has a great impact on what we might
> call a great action. Lillee and Botham were the stocky kind and would
> never show the kind of grace Hadlee had in anything they did. They
> would look like diesel locos trying a downhill slalom (ok, thats an
> exaggeration).

Wes Hall always looked good for the same reason, tall slim bowler very
smooth approach.

Phil.

 
 
 

Best medium-to-fast bowling action?

Post by tan.. » Mon, 02 Jan 2006 02:45:51

Lillee wasn't as wiry as Hadlee, but stocky??