Jack iverson mystery spinner by Gideon haigh

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Jack iverson mystery spinner by Gideon haigh

Postby Boycs » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:20 pm

Just started reading it. I really like haighs writing. I'll let you know what I think, and I'll give the spinning grip a try!

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Re: Jack iverson mystery spinner by Gideon haigh

Postby Boycs » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:25 am

Lol jack iverson would approve I'm sure.

Haigh has mixed the start of the biography with stories on how hard it was tracking down info on him. It's almost an account of how the biography was written as well as the bio itself, which is interesting. Haven't got to the cricket part yet, we've just been drafted into the Aussie Air Force.

You Aussies don't half have some odd place names

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Re: Jack iverson mystery spinner by Gideon haigh

Postby Boycs » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:17 pm

Well for starters I didn't know he killed himself!

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Re: Jack iverson mystery spinner by Gideon haigh

Postby Boycs » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:36 am

Haigh is quite sympathetic to Iverson dropping out of Test and FC cricket with business concerns and a fragile sense of self belief making him reluctant to risk failure, but I'm not sure I'm as sympathetic as him. I'm regarding him a little bit of a wet blanket who maybe needed to buck up and stop being a little selfish - but who am I to judge, people seem to regard him as a nice and decent bloke at the time. His timid reluctance to face up to challenges comes across a bit wussy to me though - man up.

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Re: Jack iverson mystery spinner by Gideon haigh

Postby Boycs » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:27 pm

The XI Cricketers Lost to Mental Illness and Fatigue

1. Marcus Trescothick
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3. Jonathan Trott
4. Sid Barnes
5. Harold Gimblett
6. Aubrey Faulkner
7. David Bairstow (wk)
8. Graeme Swann
9. Albert Trott
10.
11. Jack Iverson

Got no opener or a seamer, a bit spin-dependant. But not a bad team. Not included Roebuck as I believe his suicide was prompted by sex offences allegations.

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Re: Jack iverson mystery spinner by Gideon haigh

Postby Going South » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:59 pm

Ahahahahaha

Great list !!! :up:

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Re: Jack iverson mystery spinner by Gideon haigh

Postby Going South » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:00 pm

I doubt that team can beat the all time great match fixer XI.

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Re: Jack iverson mystery spinner by Gideon haigh

Postby Boycs » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:43 pm

I didn't even know sid Barnes killed himself.

Who's in the match fixer XI who is decent? Cronje, azarhuddin, amir and salman butt, um...... WG Grace?