Who are the Zimbabwe "All Time Greats"

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Who are the Zimbabwe "All Time Greats"

Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:50 am

I'll get the ball rolling:
  • Andy Flower
  • Heath Streak
  • Dave Houghton
  • Brendan Taylor
Who else?

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Re: Who are the Zimbabwe "All Time Greats"

Post by Googly » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:14 am

That's way too narrow.
How about the people that got us test status? I don't know the exact story there but that would be a great read, there must have been much manoeuvring and negotiating to achieve this.
All those cricketers from our best era that made us competitive are worth a mention. I really enjoyed Eddo Brandes, Henry Olonga, Murray Goodwin, Heath Streak, Paul Strang, Neil Johnson, Ray Price, Grant Flower.
From yesteryear you've got Goofy Lawrence, Mike Proctor, Colin Bland, Brian Davidson, Robin Jackman, Peter Rawson, Duncan Fletcher, Ritchie Kaschula, Joe Partridge
I'll think of a few more. Nice thread.
The muppets that unraveled all the decades of good work would be worth a mention, but in a different thread.

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Re: Who are the Zimbabwe "All Time Greats"

Post by Googly » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:49 am

Apologies I forgot John Traicos, Andy Pycroft and on the admin side Dave Ellman-Brown and Alywn Pichanick. This is a nice piece
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/ ... 21143.html

He ran cricket out of his office with his secretary!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
ZC had 800 employees at one point. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Who are the Zimbabwe "All Time Greats"

Post by Googly » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:05 am

This is also quite a good article

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/column ... tatus.html

It says that if Australia hadn't agreed to play us in an ODI series shortly after the walk out, ZCU would probably have had to enter into negotiations with the players. That was a game changer for sure.
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Re: Who are the Zimbabwe "All Time Greats"

Post by Googly » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:21 am

Malcolm Jarvis, John Hampshire (honorary great)
Tough people from a tough era. Everyone had jobs and played part time. Ellman-Brown was a practicing lawyer and ran the cricket in his free time with his secretary. It's laughable what's happened, isn't it?

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Re: Who are the Zimbabwe "All Time Greats"

Post by Googly » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:57 am


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Re: Who are the Zimbabwe "All Time Greats"

Post by The Robot » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:40 pm

There are four persons "legends" in Zimbabwe Cricket, who have taken Zimbabwe Cricket to greatest height :) :)


Robert Mugabe ----- THE BIGGEST AMONG THE FOUR


Peter Chingoka

Ozeas Mavuta

Prosper Utseya

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Re: Who are the Zimbabwe "All Time Greats"

Post by Googly » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:43 pm

Who is Wellington Marowa, who was Chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket Pioneers' Association? I wonder what his story is?

Go away Robot, you are an annoying troll.

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Re: Who are the Zimbabwe "All Time Greats"

Post by Googly » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:57 pm

http://www.zimbabwesituation.com/old/oct1_2004.html

This is also interesting. Chris Venturas is a smart guy, works with Samkange, they usually win their cases.

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Re: Who are the Zimbabwe "All Time Greats"

Post by Googly » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:59 pm

Samkange and Venturas would have all of this stuff archived. They would have been the right guys to represent the players in their most recent bust up, not this other dude who just rolled over. You pay peanuts and you get monkeys.
They may have done it pro bono if they still had an axe to grind.

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