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Michael Holding - 3 wickets at the Oval 1976

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:32 pm
by Des
Oh, how the WI could do with this guy now!


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhYnYbvF9fo[/youtube]

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:46 pm
by Charlie
Great bowling and masterly commentary from Richie Benaud.

But the scorecard seems out of synch with the events, showing Tony Greig "not out 1" when he was bowled first ball, wasn't he?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:49 pm
by Ted
Anyone remember a record that was out at the time containing the line "you aint seen nothing like the bowling of Michael Holding" ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:49 pm
by Neil Foxlee
I Roy - Tribute to Michael Holding (though the lyrics often digress):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzJ5PpZ1BdE

Original rhythm - Techniques - Travelling Man (Treasure Isle) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1U20dW2 ... re=related - much speeded up on the Channel One recut.

PS pure serendipity - I was posting this before I saw Ted's post!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:35 pm
by joel
I'm obviously more of a Joel Garner man myself.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:39 pm
by Neil Foxlee
Prince Far I also cut a Tribute to Michael Holding, available to hear on this site:

http://www.princefari.com/main.htm (use search facility eg "Holding")

Lyrics:

Prince Far I, ""Tribute to Michael Holding":

"Cricket lovely cricket
And this is how I saw it.
England has tries their best
But West Indies has won the Test.
In fact the series me a tell you.

Under heavy bowling,
So me track Mr. Golden,
Fi go ask bout the bowling
He said check Mr. Holding
And let me tell you bout the heavy heavy bowling:
How is that Umpire?
Clean bowl!

So I man dolly down and hold meself a radio,
And go down a beach,
As soon as I reach down there, one more wicket gone.
Michael Holding me a tell you iya, yeah.
Say him juggle under heavy heavy bowling
What a heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy bowling
From the man called Michael Holding.

Boy me a tell you the wicket dem fly like lightning
Boy me a tell you is a first time the wickets fly so
It s a record!
Fourteen wickets in one series.
Me a tell you, bwoy, the dreadlocks him heavier than lead
And him dreader than dread
Let me tell you bout the man call Michael Holding,
Him full of bowling
Heavy heavy bowling, yeah.
Me a tell you bout a man call Michael Holding.

So I man dolly down a beach with I man radio
As soon as I reach down there,
Another wicket gone
Michael Holding again me tell you:
How is that Umpire?
Clean bowl!

England has tried their best,
But West Indies has won the Test.
In fact the series.
But seeya, but must, of course
Yeah.

Cricket lovely cricket.
And this year I really saw it.
And this is how I really know it.
Yeah."

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:37 pm
by Charlie
Neil Foxlee wrote:Prince Far I also cut a Tribute to Michael Holding, available to hear on this site:

http://www.princefari.com/main.htm (use search facility eg "Holding")

Tried but it would not load. Pity, it looks like a great lyric.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:06 pm
by Neil Foxlee
Just tried it again (using Explorer) and no problems. If you're using Firefox, I wonder if you need a plug-in?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:51 pm
by Ted
Neil Foxlee wrote:Prince Far I also cut a Tribute to Michael Holding, available to hear on this site:


This is the one I remember. it plays for me - I'm using Firefox on Linux.

Re: Michael Holding - 3 wickets at the Oval 1976

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:44 am
by cassey37
I remember when he bowled England out twice on a very slow pitch of the kind on which England should have survived easily. But Holding beat them through the air with sheer speed, taking 8 for 92 and 6 for 57. Nine I Flight Systems of the batsmen were bowled and three were l.b.w., which gives some idea of his pace during that match. I find it hard to believe that anyone has ever been quicker than Holding at his fastest.