On Mon, 07 Dec 1998 12:56:02 +0000, Jackie Hewitt
>Did anyone else think that Curtly might have gone off the boil a bit in
>the first Test? I guess he was recovering from injury (had to have a
>toenail removed) but somehow he didn't look quite at his best to me.
>Perhaps he will bounce back in the 2nd Test- never underestimate what
>Curtly can do!
Curtly was still probably recovering. Also, it is noticeable late in
his career that Curtly needs more help in the pitch. Unlike Walsh,
who has always been a workhorse or second change bowler, and
noticeably seems to enjoy getting something out of a pitch, Curtley
has always been a strike bowler, which means that he may not age as
However if the pitch has any juice in it...Curtley is the most
dangerous bowler in the world. I hope we get one of those in this
>Courtney Walsh's Biggest Fan
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