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When you think of the typical 'Aussie Cricketer,' who springs to mind?

David Boon for me. Real tough Aussie

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sloandog wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:53 pm
When you think of the typical 'Aussie Cricketer,' who springs to mind?

David Boon for me. Real tough Aussie
Geez I got worried when I saw this head line 😂😂😂
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jaybro wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:31 pm
sloandog wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:53 pm
When you think of the typical 'Aussie Cricketer,' who springs to mind?

David Boon for me. Real tough Aussie
Geez I got worried when I saw this head line 😂😂😂
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I'm going to cheat & have more than one choice.
Firstly, Doug Walters. Even when i was a teenager in the 70s we heard stories of Doug playing cards & smoking before going out to bat. Others would be crapping bricks, vomiting from nerves or doing analysis of the pitch & bowling. And he had the old famous SCG hill named The Doug Walters Stand. If youtube has any clips of his century in the last session in Perth 1974 when he hit the last ball of the day for six(off Bob Willis, I think) then view it. I think he was setting the pace for Rod Marsh to have those 50 odd cans of beer on the 1972 flight to England. A record that was broken by Boonie! Legend.
Secondly, I was fortunate to be on a cricketers supporters tour of the USA in the early 80s & met Allan Border. This is before he was captain but making runs after the Packer/ Establishment merger. Tough, determined & totally humble. The man you wanted to bat if your life depended on it. Gave his time freely to anyone on the tour & on a few occasions I met him after. I remember him telling me the only difference between him & me batting was that he saw the ball better. Just a little bit, Al, as history has showed.
Finally, I have to include Max "Tangles" Walker. In the era of Lillee & Thommo, Walker was the unassuming 3rd wheel. Heart as big as Phar Lap & would just keep going all day. As cricket evolved in the the tv era, Walker was the first real crowd hero of the MCG's bay 13. This is before Merv Hughes (another I could have on this list). When he spoke he just seemed always cheerful & friendly. And he seemed bemused that life turned out as it did for him. But I feel that was karma rewarding hard work & being a really good bloke.
Thanks for the topic.

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This is one of the main issues surrounding Australian cricket at the moment, none of the current players represent the ‘stereotype Aussie’ we’ve known and loved.
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jaybro wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:45 pm
This is one of the main issues surrounding Australian cricket at the moment, none of the current players represent the ‘stereotype Aussie’ we’ve known and loved.
Starc and Hazelwood have an edge about them sure. Warner has it, Siddle had it for a while, but like you say, the current team doesn't seam to have that grit. Wade was another one; really in your face and wasn't afraid to give out some shit to the opposition.

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I'm not sure of the stereotypical Aussie, but for me, Steve Waugh was the quintessential Aussie cricketer.

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CrimsonAvenger wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:26 pm
I'm not sure of the stereotypical Aussie, but for me, Steve Waugh was the quintessential Aussie cricketer.
Chappel - Border - Taylor - Waugh - Ponting

After that the transition to Clarke and Smith is where the stereotype has changed
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Merv Hughes is up there

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