10 Great Bowling Performances

We're doing a series of posts. It's got a start and an end and things will appear regularly, so you can look forward to stuff rather than just arriving at King Cricket and going: 'Oh, they've not bothered writing anything.' Or: 'My word. They've written about twenty things in the last half hour. I can't be bothered reading that much'. So, starting tomorrow, we're going to look at 10 great bowling performances.

Now let's get a couple of things straight: These are OUR 10 great bowling performances and as such they are massively influenced by our prejudices. Here are things that we like: England, fast bowlers, weird spinners. Bad news for New Zealand's Chris Harris. Good news for Steve Harmison. In truth it means that most, although not all of the 10, feature England, as those are the matches which we have inevitably taken most interest over the years. Often England are on the receiving end. We probably love cricket more than we love England.

Secondly, there's no sort of transparent ratings system. This is always the case with King Cricket - you know that. It's just based on 'feel'. We could grade our 'feel' from one to 100 if you wanted, but frankly we'd be making it up to keep you quiet.

Links to the full 10 will appear below. There's no order to them. It's just 10 Great Bowling Performances.

Steve Harmison v West Indies, 7-12.
Glenn McGrath v England, 5-53.
Andy Caddick v West Indies, four wickets in an over.
Muttiah Muralitharan v England, 16 wickets in a match.
Darren Gough v Australia, hat trick.
Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis v England, a collapse every time.
Matthew Hoggard v New Zealand, 7-63.
Shane Warne v England, 4-31.
Devon Malcolm v South Africa, 9-57.
Curtly Ambrose v Australia, 7-1.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012


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6 Comments:

Blogger A P Webster said...

Dominic Cork's hat-trick, Dominic Cork's hat-trick, Dominic Cork's hat-trick, Dominic Cork's hat-trick, Dominic Cork's hat-trick, Dominic Cork's hat-trick, Dominic Cork's hat-trick, etc...

Oh, and Dominic Cork's 'Champagne' Test hat-trick probably deserves a mention...

2:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im damn sure this is a fucking British website...It sounds ridiculous to put Steve Harmisson and even Darren Gough ahead of People from other parts of the world.What about Lasit Malinga's 4 wicket over?and Shaun Pollock?What about Hat-tricks by Wasim Akram?Are u gonna say the British fast bowlers are good?They are the Worst.Your guy poor Stuart Broad was the worst fast bowler(being hit for 6 sixes by that wee Indian boy).
Also,as long as ya folks keepin on boasting abt the talent u dont really have,u ppl r not gonna see the shit of a world cup ever in the future...U invented the game,and rest of the world wins the world cup every time.The reason is that u ppl keeping on exagerating ur ppl while rest keep on performing at higher standards
Change ur view now,if u dont wanna be embarasssed in front of the cricketing world!!!

2:14 am  
Anonymous King Cricket said...

Knobsack. You didn't even read this post, did you?

"These are OUR 10 great bowling performances and as such they are massively influenced by our prejudices. Here are things that we like: England, fast bowlers, weird spinners. Bad news for New Zealand's Chris Harris. Good news for Steve Harmison. In truth it means that most, although not all of the 10, feature England, as those are the matches which we have inevitably taken most interest over the years."

10:37 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Anil Kumble's 10 Wicket haul against Pakistan, and also 10 wicket haul of Jim Laker????? I am surprised as to what criteria did you had to select the best performances????

4:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously dude, anil kumble's 10 wicket in an innings, is something no one can forget. skipping that in the top 10 list means u r loosing your credibility ......

5:56 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

168anil kumble 10 wicket in an inning against pakistan???????

Anil kumble and harbhajan singh's spell , australia bowled out at 93.


Harbhajan singh's Hat-trick in 2002 kolkata test which India won after playing follow-on.

11:04 pm  

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