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Cricket - Quotes and Quotations about Fast Bowling

A cricket tour in Australia would be the most delightful period in one's life, if one was deaf.
Harold Larwood
Chris Lewis is the enigma with no variation.
Vic Marks (1994)
England's pace bowlers are making the helmet go out of fashion.
Scyld Berry
If I could bowl at myself, I would be very keen. It would be an amputation job to get the ball out of my hand.
Kevin Jarvis (1985)
Leaving out Dennis Lillee against England would be as unthinkable as the Huns dropping Attila.
Anon Australian TV commentator (1982)
Lillee is wearing a voluminous nightshirt which would have room for another man, if he could get into the trousers.
John Arlott
Michael Holding is a perfect running specimen, but I don't go to a Test to see running; if I wish to see that I would go to Crystal Palace to see Coe and Ovett.
Jack Fingleton
On Asif Masood's bowling action - He approaches the wicket like Groucho Marx chasing after a pretty waitress.
John Arlott
On the West Indies' bouncer controversy - This is a Test match. It's not Old Reptonians versus Lymeswold; one off the mark and a jolly good show.
David Gower (1984)
Richard Hadlee has the appearance of a rickety church steeple and a severe manner which suggests that women are not likely to be ordained yet.
Peter Roebuck The Cricketer
They said to me at the Oval, come and see our new bowling machine. 'Bowling machine?' I said,' I used to be the bowling machine.'
Alec Bedser
To dismiss this lad, Mike Denness, you don't have to bowl fast, you just have to run up fast.
Brian Close (1974)

 

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