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How did the West Indies develop such a dominant team?

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  1. WireHawk

    WireHawk Senior List

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    I watched Greenidge batting for Hampshire on TV when I lived in London. The game was played in a rural setting, I can't remember who the other team was, and Greenidge hit ten sixes in his innings. The ball was soaring out into the area behind the ground and I remember being worried for the poor cows grazing in the field.

    He was a brutal hitter of the ball. Fantastic to watch.
     
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  2. PhatBoy

    PhatBoy Brownlow Medallist

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    Greenidge was still cranking out big runs right to the end as well. Averaged mid-40s or higher in 6 of his last 9 series
     
  3. JimDocker

    JimDocker Norm Smith Medallist

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    Haynes was the best hooker and puller I had seen until Ricky Ponting. Always in control of the shot.
     
  4. Plugger35

    Plugger35 The umpires are always right!

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    Not many mentions of Larry Gomes, he was an underrated West Indian batsman from that era, he was like a West Indian Border with a touch more class.

    Like Viv Richards he never bothered wearing a helmet and even if he copped one to the melon he just kept on going.



    One of the things that made that West Indies team so dominant was having a solid middle order of Gomes and Dujon that could bail them out if their powerful top order failed or help pile on the runs if they fired.
     
  5. the_interloper

    the_interloper Brownlow Medallist

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    I hung shit on Deano on that recently, he was talking about it on Twitter and I reminded him of Merv's 70 and how he got him to the 200. Was hoping he'd crack the sads but he took it well!
     
  6. Damon_3388

    Damon_3388 Brownlow Medallist

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    It's probably like any migrant really - Has the opportunity for a better quality of life away from his homeland, hence the move.
     
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