|Topic:||Re:Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale|
|Posted by:||Stuart Kerr|
...Brian Close - part responsible for taking one of greatest test wickets of all time..
Sobers with that elegant forward-sloping walk came out to bat at six. The crowd hushed fearing the worst. For Garfield Sobers, the greatest all-rounder ever, was also a magnificent stroke-maker who would have batted 4 in any other team.
John Snow was the bowler.
DB (Brian) close took up a position at forward short leg. So ridiculously short that in the modern era he'd have been arrested for making an improper advance..
No helmet. No shin pads.
Snow came in to bowl – and fired a superbly vicious bouncer into the batsman's face.
Sobers shaped to hook..
Any other fielder at short-leg would instantly have taken cover.
DB Close was no ordinary cricketer.
A Yorkshireman to his boots.
He remained crouched, his eyes focused on the batsman.
.. the rest is history...........
Sobers caught Close bowled Snow 0
(DB Close: captain, slow medium seamer, gritty batsman)
|Topic||Date Posted||Posted By|
|D. B. Close - ave et vale||14/09/15 13:08:00||Robert Fish|
|Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale||14/09/15 14:31:00||Richard Greenhough|
|Re:Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale||14/09/15 14:37:00||Stuart Kerr|
|Re:Re:Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale||14/09/15 14:45:00||Robert Fish|
|Re:Re:Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale||14/09/15 16:27:00||Keith Iddon|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale||14/09/15 18:05:00||Robert Fish|
|Re:Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale||14/09/15 14:38:00||Robert Fish|
|Re:Re:Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale||14/09/15 17:37:00||bobby osborne|