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Larry Barnsworth

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Mar 11, 2018
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I saw Merv put Courtney Walsh over them last ball before tea one year, Deano got two hundred up the other end. They've moved them now, you'd be hard pressed to clear them these days.
If memory serves, that evening saw some top shelf utterances from the Don in the rooms after stumps (probably embellished for the telling):

Don: Good knock Deano!
Don looks at Merv, Merv puffs himself slightly waiting for some praise from the great man.
Don: Yeah, funny game cricket

Don to Patrick Patterson: You bowled rubbish out there today son
Patterson (a bit miffed): I would've killed you out there today, old man!
Don: You couldn't even get Merv Hughes out. How were you going to worry me?
 

Minka Beaver

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Feb 5, 2004
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If memory serves, that evening saw some top shelf utterances from the Don in the rooms after stumps (probably embellished for the telling):

Don: Good knock Deano!
Don looks at Merv, Merv puffs himself slightly waiting for some praise from the great man.
Don: Yeah, funny game cricket

Don to Patrick Patterson: You bowled rubbish out there today son
Patterson (a bit miffed): I would've killed you out there today, old man!
Don: You couldn't even get Merv Hughes out. How were you going to worry me?
Ian Chappell famously had plenty of frosty run-ins with Bradman, but one exchange that was warmer was this one from 1993:

Chapelli: “The current Kiwi attack of Morrison, Watson, De Groen and Doull. How would you go against them, Don?”

DGB: “Oh I’d probably average about 40...possibly 45.”

Chappelli: “But you averaged nearly 100 across your career, Don.”

DGB: “I’m 85 years old, Ian.”
 

Herne Hill Hammer

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Jun 22, 2008
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Rod Marsh.

Apparently not well liked by folk in local cricket circles either.
I'll always remember Marshy for an over against Lance Cairns in a ODI at the Adelaide Oval. 6, 4, 6, 4, 6, out!

Oh, and for getting hit in the nuts twice by Garth Le Roux and throwing his bat to the ground and yelling words to the effect of, 'come and have a go ya campaigner!'
 

Gough

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Sep 29, 2006
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<everyone hates bono>

"It could have been me!"
I used to drink with an Irish copper who was in the Hyde Park bombings, he tried to recruit me as a narc and banged up one of my barmaids. He claimed to have been a mate of Bono as a lad, good lad though he had a French wife who served horse. .
 

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