Mike Hendrick - 72

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I recall watching test matches in the school holidays and Mike playing for England - A friend of mine told me a few days ago that he was very ill, as he knew him via his days of playing around the Derbyshire/midland leagues
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  • NeillNeill Frets: 935
    One of a long line of unsung English fast bowlers. Often criticised for bowling slightly too short of a length, but it was his economy that allowed Willis and Botham free rein.  I think he understood his role within the test team very well and as such deserves more recognition.  He also had a wonderful action.

    Another victim of the big C I believe, very sad, 72 is no age these days.  
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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 8392
    He had a lovely rhythmic action, rocking backwards and forwards. I was surprised that he only played 30 tests, it seemed like he was always there, in an attack of Old, Lever, Hendrick, Willis. 
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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 7798
    I remember watching him as a kid.  Sad news.
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 9158
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    scrumhalf said:
    He had a lovely rhythmic action, rocking backwards and forwards. I was surprised that he only played 30 tests, it seemed like he was always there, in an attack of Old, Lever, Hendrick, Willis. 
    a) I recall that attack - As a Yorkshire fan I recall plenty of Old - b) likewise I was surprised only 30 tests
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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 19378
    A lovely tweet went out earlier today. That's a room with some serious cricketing ability in it. 


    Now accepting applicants for the position of Minister for Being Reasonable Until Questioned. 
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 9158
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^  very touching - a pint/meal etc to say goodbye to a friend
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 9158
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    scrumhalf said:
    He had a lovely rhythmic action, rocking backwards and forwards. I was surprised that he only played 30 tests, it seemed like he was always there, in an attack of Old, Lever, Hendrick, Willis. 
    a) I recall that attack - As a Yorkshire fan I recall plenty of Old - b) likewise I was surprised only 30 tests
    just to add - 3 Ashes wins - some don't win any
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  • NeillNeill Frets: 935
    scrumhalf said:
    He had a lovely rhythmic action, rocking backwards and forwards. I was surprised that he only played 30 tests, it seemed like he was always there, in an attack of Old, Lever, Hendrick, Willis. 
    Mike Hendrick's action was very similar to the great Fred Trueman's, and if you watch old footage of Hendrick really firing it in, I think he was a lot quicker than the "fast medium" label he's usually given. 

    Sadly that classic side on "slingshot" action that we were taught as schoolboys is a thing of the past, as it seems modern coaches don't favour it.   
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