Tufnell's bowling figures

Tufnell's bowling figures

Post by Drac/Jing » Fri, 24 Jan 1992 14:33:51


For those of you who didn't quite notice Tufnell's bowling figures in
NZ's second innings in the First Test between Eng & NZ - here they are:

Quote:
>                       Overs  Maidens  Runs  Wickets  Extras
>P C R Tufnell          46.1   25       47    7        1nb

>Man of the Match: Phillip Tufnell (England)


This guy might cause the Aussies & WIndians some problems if he's even half as
good as his bowling figures indicate.

Cheers,

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Tufnell's bowling figures

Post by Chico Kh » Fri, 24 Jan 1992 23:14:31

Quote:

>>                       Overs  Maidens  Runs  Wickets  Extras
>>P C R Tufnell          46.1   25       47    7        1nb
>>Man of the Match: Phillip Tufnell (England)
>This guy might cause the Aussies & WIndians some problems if he's even half as
>good as his bowling figures indicate.

He already did in the fifth Test against the West Indies in England last
summer.  Maybe we can get the ICC to ban spin bowlers whose last name begin
with 'T'....

Chico.


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Tufnell's bowling figures

Post by Andrew Walk » Fri, 24 Jan 1992 20:02:50

[report on Tufnell deleted]

Quote:
>This guy might cause the Aussies & WIndians some problems if he's even half as
>good as his bowling figures indicate.

He took a six wicket haul in his only test match against the Windies during
their 1991 tour of England. That was aided by some poor batting by the Windies
on a pitch with a little help for the spinner.

I think he took a five wicket haul in one of later test matches in the last
Ashes series in Australia. (I may be mistaken - please check).

The point is he *has* been doing damage but his attitude was terrible. Recently
it has improved but even in the Christchurch test match, he had periods of
despondency followed periods of genius such as his spell in the last session.

I hope that he stays the distance without disgracing himself, as he is such
a character which cricket needs, especially in this particular test series.

Quote:
>Cheers,
>--
>Strange women lyin' in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system
>of government. I mean, if I went around sayin' I was an Emperor just
>because some moistened bink had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me
>away.                   -- Monty Python.

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Post by Alan Murray, CSC Operations, Uni of Can » Sat, 25 Jan 1992 05:33:14


Quote:

>             <stuff about Phillip Tufnell deleted>

> The point is he *has* been doing damage but his attitude was terrible. Recently
> it has improved but even in the Christchurch test match, he had periods of
> despondency followed periods of genius such as his spell in the last session.

I think you may be doing Tuffers a bit of a dis-service here. While it's true
his attitude last year was terrible the 1992 model is a much improved
cricketer. Whilst he may have had periods in the match where things weren't
going his way and his spirit may have sagged a little he never stopped trying
and he certainly never let if affect his performance in the field. Despite the
fact that New Zealand used Patel early on the wicket really didn't turn at all
until the final day and even then it wasn't wicked turn yet Tufnell still
managed to take 11 wickets in the match.

Quote:
> I hope that he stays the distance without disgracing himself, as he is such
> a character which cricket needs, especially in this particular test series.

Personally I'd like to see him crack up and be sent home as soon as possible
:-).

Alan

 
 
 

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Post by Alan Murray, CSC Operations, Uni of Can » Sat, 25 Jan 1992 05:47:37


Quote:
> I hope that he stays the distance without disgracing himself, as he is such
> a character which cricket needs, especially in this particular test series.

                                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Oii, mush - waddaya mean by this comment????

Alan

 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Walk » Sun, 26 Jan 1992 02:45:20


Quote:

>> I hope that he stays the distance without disgracing himself, as he is such
>> a character which cricket needs, especially in this particular test series.
>                                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>Oii, mush - waddaya mean by this comment????

Oh come on Alan, this test series has and is being overshadowed by the
World Series and the forthcoming World Cup. The emergence of Tufnell on
the World stage has helped to gain interest.

Something else I implied from this, is that I find both teams a little
faceless, even though I have followed England for a long time. That's
not an insult, it's just that it's better to have people like Tufnell
around to make more entertaining whether he's doing well or not. Botham
has those same qualities, Hadlee as well.

Sorry I guess my opinions are not always expressed the way I want them to
be.

Quote:
>Alan

Andrew

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Post by Alan Murray, CSC Operations, Uni of Can » Sun, 26 Jan 1992 06:23:58


Quote:

>                        [text deleted]

> Something else I implied from this, is that I find both teams a little
> faceless, even though I have followed England for a long time. That's
> not an insult, it's just that it's better to have people like Tufnell
> around to make more entertaining whether he's doing well or not. Botham
> has those same qualities, Hadlee as well.

Phew - you guys sure are *** your team :-). According to the ranking lists
Gooch is currently the best batsman in the world and to back him up you have
players like Robin Smith. On top of that there is Chris Lewis who whilst not a
tearaway bowler he does the job well enough, his fielding in the gully is
absolutely amazing and if he gets an innings started he is one of the most
graceful batsmen I have seen in a while. Jack Russell is considered to be the
best 'keeper around at the moment and I'm hoping David Lawrence will be fit for
the next test as he looks to be a really exciting bowler - if only our team
were so faceless.

On the topic of our side - I fully accept they are considered faceless to those
outside New Zealand. I get a little miffed when I see all the write-ups saying
the only players worth watching are Martin Crowe and John Wright. It's like me
saying the only West Indian batsmen worth anything are Richie Richardson and
Desmond Haynes - which would be a truly ignorant statement to make.

Quote:
> Sorry I guess my opinions are not always expressed the way I want them to
> be.

I guess I should have put a :-) at the end of my comment but I didn't think it
was necessary. The thing is we've had a number of years of teams approaching
playing us with the attitude of these guys are easy and when they win we get
the old - "I told you so - they're rubbish", but if we happen to prevail it's
always been one of:-

1) Their umpires cheated.
2) They play boring cricket.
3) Richard Hadlee was magnificent and the other 10 players made up the numbers.

Alan