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Re: Yorks v Middlesex CC pre-match thread

June 19 2017, 7:38 AM 

By 'stuff upstairs' I meant what the Aussies call 'ticker'. Probably a poor choice of phrase on my part but I wasn't referring to intelligence.

Geoff B
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Re: Yorks v Middlesex CC pre-match thread

June 19 2017, 7:57 AM 

I would guess that the remark has a lot to do with attitude and very little to do with intelligence.

To reach the very top as a sportsman you need to dedicate yourself absolutely to your sport, at what is a very exciting time of your life when so many things become possible and there are so many distractions.

Natural talent will only get you so far.

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Re: Yorks v Middlesex CC pre-match thread

June 19 2017, 9:26 AM 

Natural talent does get you so far but no further. Some players get a long way on talent alone. Reminds me of what Simon Hughes said about Wayne Larkins. A man of simple pleasures. Five pints and a packet of Bensons was his prep for the next days batting. The cricinfo profile of him suggests that he was possibly the worst room mate for a young and impressionable Tuffers! Larkins certainly had ticker but how much he honed his skills I've no idea. The age old debate. Does a talented player always improve through hard work or does that hard work take away something essential about how he plays

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Re: Yorks v Middlesex CC pre-match thread

June 19 2017, 9:40 AM 

I'm going tomorrow. Too hot for me today, though I'm sure Lord's will look a picture.

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