Graeme Hick (is cool)

Graeme Hick (is cool)

Post by Eric Nugen » Mon, 17 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Graham Hick is a fine player who has never quite attained the levels
predicted for him, because the selectors refuse to pick him. Born in
Zimbabwe, he moved to England. Following an exceptional career in county
cricket (405* vs. Somerset at Taunton!), he qualified for England, and
immediately joined the Test side. Although successful at the highest
level, he has rarely dominated the opposition in the manner that
characterizes his county appearances. At his best, an attacking bat with
a superb range of strokes. An astonishingly brilliant slip fielder, and
a good off-spinner (tho' not as good as Croft), often bowling and taking
wickets at all levels of cricket.

 
 
 

Graeme Hick (is cool)

Post by graeme.chamb.. » Tue, 18 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Cooler than a really cool badger that has been chilled to -273 Celsius.
In fact, he's so cool you could keep a side of meat in him for a fortnight.
He's also so hip it's a wonder he can see over his pelvis (possibly explaining
his difficulty in playing the short pitched delivery).

So, this is my proposal for the ultimate England XI
1. G. Hick
2. Graeme Hick
3. G.A. Hick
4. G. Ashley Hick
5. Graeme Ashley Hick (c)
6. Graeme A. Hick
7. Jack Russel (wkt)
8. Mr. Hick
9. Hick's Mum
10. Hick's wife
11. Bob the groundsman

I think that's a winner

 
 
 

Graeme Hick (is cool)

Post by Sailesh Krishnamurth » Tue, 18 Feb 1997 04:00:00

    Eric> side. Although successful at the highest level, he has
    Eric> rarely dominated the opposition in the manner that
    Eric> characterizes his county appearances. At his best, an

So would you characterize him as SNIC ?
        ("Simply Not International Class")

    Eric> attacking bat with a superb range of strokes. An
    Eric> astonishingly brilliant slip fielder, and a good

Talking about slip fielding, I suspect that Big Mac completes his
quota of dropped catches during first class games and latches on
to everything like glue in the tests.

--
Cheers
Sailesh
http://www.cs.purdue.edu/people/krish

 
 
 

Graeme Hick (is cool)

Post by dwn.. » Fri, 21 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>Cooler than a really cool badger that has been chilled to -273 Celsius.
>In fact, he's so cool you could keep a side of meat in him for a fortnight.
>He's also so hip it's a wonder he can see over his pelvis (possibly explaining
>his difficulty in playing the short pitched delivery).

>So, this is my proposal for the ultimate England XI
>1. G. Hick
>2. Graeme Hick
>3. G.A. Hick
>4. G. Ashley Hick
>5. Graeme Ashley Hick (c)
>6. Graeme A. Hick
>7. Jack Russel (wkt)
>8. Mr. Hick
>9. Hick's Mum
>10. Hick's wife
>11. Bob the groundsman

>I think that's a winner

You should add a token gentleman, say, Lord Hick of Worcester.

Indeed, Hick is so cool he is totally out in the cold.

Regards

Dave

 
 
 

Graeme Hick (is cool)

Post by Nick Bennet » Fri, 21 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Graham Hick is a fine player who has never quite attained the levels
> predicted for him, because the selectors refuse to pick him. Born in
> Zimbabwe, he moved to England. Following an exceptional career in county
> cricket (405* vs. Somerset at Taunton!), he qualified for England, and
> immediately joined the Test side. Although successful at the highest
> level, he has rarely dominated the opposition in the manner that
> characterizes his county appearances. At his best, an attacking bat with
> a superb range of strokes. An astonishingly brilliant slip fielder, and
> a good off-spinner (tho' not as good as Croft), often bowling and taking
> wickets at all levels of cricket.

***** What urged you to write a paragraph on Graeme Hick may I ask?
OK to respond to some of your points...
   "successful at the highest level","at his best an attacking bat with a
superb range of strokes" -- WRONG. he's a flat track bully who cant play
genuine pace, and on a turning wicket gets out to the most mediocre of
spinner.
    "a good off spinner" -- DEfine good? he rarely looks penetrative and
is really only any use as a change bowler, and a 3rd spinner.
    "taking wickets at all levels of cricket" -- HMMMMM how many test
wickets does he have? in how many balls? what strike rate? i would guess
somewhere around the 150.00 mark (strike rate)

Hick is a hasbeen, a good county bat (and very occasional bowler) but no
use at test level. one days yes, test, only as sub fielder and drinks
carrier.

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