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Topic: Re:Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale
Posted by: Stuart Kerr
Date/Time: 14/09/15 14:37:00


...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)


RIP


Entire Thread
TopicDate PostedPosted By
D. B. Close - ave et vale14/09/15 13:08:00 Robert Fish
   Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale14/09/15 14:31:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale14/09/15 14:37:00 Stuart Kerr
         Re:Re:Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale14/09/15 14:45:00 Robert Fish
         Re:Re:Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale14/09/15 16:27:00 Keith Iddon
            Re:Re:Re:Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale14/09/15 18:05:00 Robert Fish
      Re:Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale14/09/15 14:38:00 Robert Fish
         Re:Re:Re:D. B. Close - ave et vale14/09/15 17:37:00 bobby osborne

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