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Saturday, July 31, 2010


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Dave (World Cricket Watch)

Hey David,

I trust you're well. Speaking of hero worship, I stumbled across somebody who holds a very contrasting viewpoint on one Douglas Jardine.

Definitely worth a listen.

The Cricket Couch

I remember reading and listening about Gower in the 1985 test series in India, in the papers. This was the debut series of Azharuddin when he scored three tons on the trot.

I will always remember the elegance he brought to the crease very fondly and he does a fabulous job on air as well. Not to mention, the blond-fro which was just bitchin'.

Phillip Hill

Dear David,
I am the bloke who put Jardine into proper context at When Gower was in Australia with that "kill joy" Gooch as captain you should have heard the standing ovation that Gower received at the Boxing Day test. Gooch was fired by a terrible decision,which put us all in a good mood, and soon after EVERYONES hero David Gower came out and played beautifully for a 100 under pressure. Great stuff.

The Reverse Sweep

That series in 1984/85 was a pretty special one Cricket Couch. If I remember rightly England came from 1-0 down to win the series 2-1. Azharuddin was a special player - it's a shame how his career ended.

The Reverse Sweep

Thanks Dave, I'll give it a listen, but I may have to hold my ears given Jardine is an all-time hero of mine!

The Reverse Sweep

Hi Phillip, Gooch may well feature in the Zeroes in the future, although despite his ending of Gower's test career, I still can't help but forget when he carried his bat for 154 against the Windies at Headingley in 91. I enjoyed your podcast by the way, but we'll just have to agree to disagree about Jardine!!


Let's not forget that Gower was always there, he never cried off a tour(unlike Botham), never took south africa's money (unlike Gooch). And he played in a floppy sunhat quite a lot too!

The Reverse Sweep

Exactly Jon. Gower was a great in so many ways. And that floppy sunhat was a classic 80's fashion statement!


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