The greatest cricketer ever

The greatest cricketer ever

Post by Vibhore Ana » Wed, 08 Jun 1994 06:30:48


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Yes folks, LARA has scored 501*, the highest first class score ever ,passing
Hanif Mohammed(?)'s score of 461.  Hail Lara!

 
 
 

The greatest cricketer ever

Post by Balakrishnan G Na » Wed, 08 Jun 1994 12:50:55

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|> Yes folks, LARA has scored 501*, the highest first class score ever ,passing
|> Hanif Mohammed(?)'s score of 461.  Hail Lara!

Sorry to nitpick, but Hanif's score was 499. Anyway, now thats just a
statistical detail.

-Balky
(The Debo-Nair)

 
 
 

The greatest cricketer ever

Post by Mark Imisid » Fri, 10 Jun 1994 11:57:09

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> Yes folks, LARA has scored 501*, the highest first class score ever ,passing
> Hanif Mohammed(?)'s score of 461.  Hail Lara!

Well, maybe the 2nd greatest ever.......

 
 
 

The greatest cricketer ever

Post by Tony Humphri » Sat, 11 Jun 1994 00:08:34

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: > Yes folks, LARA has scored 501*, the highest first class score ever ,passing
: > Hanif Mohammed(?)'s score of 461.  Hail Lara!

: Well, maybe the 2nd greatest ever.......

..........after Ian Botham.

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The greatest cricketer ever

Post by Robert Van Doo » Thu, 16 Jun 1994 13:01:37

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>: > Yes folks, LARA has scored 501*, the highest first class score ever ,passing
>: > Hanif Mohammed(?)'s score of 461.  Hail Lara!

Brian Lara may be the best player to ever play county cricket, but not the best
cricketer. People seem to forget what a fickle competition county cricket is.
I mean, if Graeme Hick can score 405 n.o. in county cricket, then the standard
can't be too high. He was given a rude awakening when he played a season for
Queesland in the sheffield shield.

It seems that Lara has made his high scores only on dead wickets, in dead
matches. He will be a great player when he makes big scores on true wickets.

Rob

 
 
 

The greatest cricketer ever

Post by Chico Kh » Thu, 16 Jun 1994 23:47:51


|> I mean, if Graeme Hick can score 405 n.o. in county cricket, then the standard
|> can't be too high. He was given a rude awakening when he played a season for
|> Queesland in the sheffield shield.

|> It seems that Lara has made his high scores only on dead wickets, in dead
|> matches. He will be a great player when he makes big scores on true wickets.

Let's not forget that in this year's Red Stripe tournament, arguably the most
competitive first class competition, he scored 715 runs, a new record, at a
79.44 average, many of these coming in match winning/saving situations.
He scored 180 out of 234 runs off the bat against Jamaica and turned what
looked like a sure loss for T&T against Guyana into an exciting win with a
knock of 169.

|> Rob

Chico.
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Post by John Ha » Fri, 17 Jun 1994 05:41:54



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> >: >
> >: > Yes folks, LARA has scored 501*, the highest first class score ever ,
> passing
> >: > Hanif Mohammed(?)'s score of 461.  Hail Lara!

> Brian Lara may be the best player to ever play county cricket, but not the best
> cricketer. People seem to forget what a fickle competition county cricket is.
> I mean, if Graeme Hick can score 405 n.o. in county cricket, then the standard
> can't be too high.

That's not an argument, it's an assumption. Actually, the Somerset
attack in that match was pretty ropey, as was the Durham attack for
Lara's 501, but it's inevitable that most really big scores will be
made against weak attacks. It doesn't really devalue the achievement,
which if nothing else is a remarkable feat of concentration. As for the
standard of bowling in county cricket, in recent years we have had
Ambrose, Walsh, Waqar, Wasim, Donald and W. Benjamin performing (to
mention only overseas fast bowlers), so it can't have been too bad.

 He was given a rude awakening when he played a season for

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> Queesland in the sheffield shield.

This coincided with the peak period for Hick going through the horrors
against fast bowling.

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> It seems that Lara has made his high scores only on dead wickets, in dead
> matches. He will be a great player when he makes big scores on true wickets.

Haven't you forgotten his 277 v Australia? I would have thought that
might have impressed you.

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The greatest cricketer ever

Post by M.A.R. Dake » Fri, 17 Jun 1994 06:57:28


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>It seems that Lara has made his high scores only on dead wickets, in dead
>matches. He will be a great player when he makes big scores on true wickets.

>Rob

I think you are in a minority of one in believing that Lara is not a great
player. There is plenty of scope for discussion as to whether he will be the
greatest - we should know in about 10 years time (unless he has a younger
brother...). However his achievements so far have proved him to be great.

501 in County Cricket is not a fluke - and considering his other achievements
this year, he has achievedv the status of a great player.

Cheers

Mark

 
 
 

The greatest cricketer ever

Post by Dave Smi » Fri, 17 Jun 1994 18:30:18


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>>It seems that Lara has made his high scores only on dead wickets, in dead
>>matches. He will be a great player when he makes big scores on true wickets.

>I think you are in a minority of one in believing that Lara is not a great
>player. There is plenty of scope for discussion as to whether he will be the
>greatest - we should know in about 10 years time (unless he has a younger
>brother...). However his achievements so far have proved him to be great.

>501 in County Cricket is not a fluke - and considering his other achievements
>this year, he has achievedv the status of a great player.

>Cheers

>Mark

Errr....well, let's make that a minority of two, then. Six months as the very
best player in the world does not suddenly make a batsman great. As you
rightly say, if Lara continues his present form for the next ten years, then
I will believe that he is great, but don't expect me to believe it after a few
impressive innings. Remember that Graeme Hick was the wonder of the
world for a few years!  Besides which, the title 'great' is bandied around
far too glibly these days. Crocket is, after all, a team game!!!

- Dave.