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STFU Donnie

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The original image shows up as him in a search. Think it is not 1978 though. More likely to be around 1981 I reckon.
You can reckon all you like. It's from the 1978 tour. This is Yallop as captain in 1978/79, wearing the actual second generation of helmets.

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Gough

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Someone once said that if batting were a beauty contest, then Carl Hooper would be Miss World. You could say the same about Ramprakash. Unfortunately he had the mental strength to match.
I remember watching him against West Indies in 98 and it looked like he was finally going to come good but alas that was not to be.
 

PhatBoy

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Someone once said that if batting were a beauty contest, then Carl Hooper would be Miss World. You could say the same about Ramprakash. Unfortunately he had the mental strength to match.
Certainly didn’t do enough to erase the years of wasted talent but hooper at least earned some redemption during his last incarnation as a test player, I think he averaged aroun 50 over his last 30 tests. Ramprakash could have done the same if given the chance I think
 

Kyptastic

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Certainly didn’t do enough to erase the years of wasted talent but hooper at least earned some redemption during his last incarnation as a test player, I think he averaged aroun 50 over his last 30 tests. Ramprakash could have done the same if given the chance I think
The last test of the 2009 Ashes series it was down to Ramprakash and Trott to replace Bopara for the decider. There was a lot of push for Ramps as he was in great form in County, but they went with Trott. Trott hits a hundred on debut, wins the Ashes and the rest is history.
 

Freo Big Fella

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Ended up in Perth, don't know how he's doing at the moment but never heard anyone speak a bad word of him. So hopefully he's doing well!


Agreed that Athers is one of the best commentators going and a fantastic writer, but was a weird decision that failed to recognise personal context.
Had some involvement with Subi-Floreat in Perth Grade Cricket IIRC - one of the WA watchers may be able to correct me if I've got the wrong club.
 

big_e

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Had some involvement with Subi-Floreat in Perth Grade Cricket IIRC - one of the WA watchers may be able to correct me if I've got the wrong club.
His brother Chris runs a sports shirt business in Perth - Dyenamic Sublimation - and I think he is working there. Don't quote me on that - just a memory of an interview Chris did on the radio about it a while back.
 

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Shane Sheridan

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Had some involvement with Subi-Floreat in Perth Grade Cricket IIRC - one of the WA watchers may be able to correct me if I've got the wrong club.
Played with South Perth prior to his international career, no idea post international. Around the same time, Alec Stewart played with Midland-Guildford.
 
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