Re: Bill Johnston RIP
- From: kenhiggs8@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: 25 May 2007 07:17:17 -0700
On May 26, 12:01 am, Mad Hamish
On Fri, 25 May 2007 10:01:32 +0100, John Hall
In article <1180064496.128385.263...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
From todays SMH.I'm sure an obit will follow
'Invincible' Bill Johnston dies
May 25, 2007 - 11:57AM
Bill Johnston, a member of Don Bradman's 1948 "Invincibles" cricket
team, has died at the age of 85.
Johnston, a left-arm medium-pace bowler from Victoria, played 40 Tests
for Australia between 1947 and 1955.
Cricket Australia said he died in a Sydney nursing home overnight.
His death leaves five surviving members of the 1948 team that toured
England unbeaten: Arthur Morris, Neil Harvey, Sam Loxton, Bill Brown
and Ron Hamence.
Though that piece describes him as medium-pace, my understanding was
that he was distinctly quicker than that. Of course, in comparison to
Miller and Lindwall he may have appeared slower than he really was. He's
been rather unjustly overshadowed by the other two. His figures in those
postwar Ashes series are excellent.
He was apparently fast enough to really hurry people up with a
Only in the under 7s.
By the time he was shaving, he was exclusively medium pace.
Anyone who says otherwise is obviously a malign influence on this
group and needs to be taken out and flogged
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