Crio’s Q: Models

I’d just reflex flicked on the car radio in
transit from home to can’t remember.

My guess is that it was a draftee being
interviewed.

The answer I was hearing intrigued
me…here’s my recollection…

 

“Bit like Dale Morris.”

“Love how Josh Gibson goes about it.”

“Hard at it like Campbell Brown.”

Presumably he was asked to describe his
style/models.

An unusual mix and I hope to see him in my
team’s backline. Such honest answers are rare and FWD.

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Trent Copeland, in his first Test, was
labeled “just like McGrath”.

Pat Cummins was getting Lillee comparisons
(though, on first viewing, I thought Bob Willis).

As surely as the “next Ponting” is about to
be anointed – when we can get a rightie in the top order – we all look at new
players and see a glimpse of something from before.

Who are players you reckon are either
modeled on others or there’s something about them that triggers old memories?

Comments

  1. I tried to model myself on Viv Richards when playing backyard cricket, right down to the chewing gum bit. However I didn’t have the gold chain, the cigar or the pull shot.

  2. I modelled my football career on ‘Fester Fumbles’ from Adventure Island.

    I perfected it.

  3. Peter Flynn says:

    a la Royce Hart

  4. Crio,
    On a related subject, but a little off-tangent:
    I am surprised that no-one has ever replicated Jeff thomson’s bowling action.
    Although unusual, there was a certain purity about it. No-one else has ever
    come close.

  5. Smokie, I did my best as a tearaway young fast bowler to imitate the “Thommo”.

    An unfortunate incident in Myers at Indooroopilly Shoppingtown involving purple-rinsed pensioner and the bottle of perfume she was testing becoming entangled in my impromptu practice session led to my retirement, not only from Thommo’s action, but also from bowling altogther. A key moment in my transformation into wicket-keeper batsman in the Richie Robinson mold. (Tall and not really a good batsman…)

    Jared Brennan often gives me a touch of the Daryl Whites.

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