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Re: Gary Sobers 150 v England Lords 1973

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10 May 2013 11:38 - 13 Jul 2021 13:33 #134648 by chairman

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10 May 2013 16:11 #134755 by mapoui
Sobers was 37 years old at that time..you could see his age in his movement.  he scored that ton from memory
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10 May 2013 17:35 #134790 by boquiesse

And what a memory.

Keith Boyce bowled with very decent pace in that match.

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10 May 2013 18:56 #134802 by Mail
Saw it and it was a good knock but the platform was laid well.

Coming into this Test we had hopes of levelling the series but it was not to be.

Julien also made a wonderful ton to place the pressure on the English batsmen.

Whatever happened to Julien?

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11 May 2013 07:20 #134824 by boquiesse
Someone may correct me but I think this is the only test match where both Kanhai and Sobers made centuries.

On the Saturday of the test Lord's announced a bomb scare. The ground was not evacuated. Most spectators casually made their way onto the hallowed Lord's turf and the West Indian players (or most of them) just kinda hung around the pavilion steps.

An act by Boycott also left me shocked. Boycott was a player who eliminated all risk from his strokeplay. So as you can imagine a Boycott innings could be somewhat boring. In the second innings Boyce comes steaming in and drops it short. Boycott hooks and is caught at deep square leg. A quite surprising dismissal.

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11 May 2013 07:23 #134825 by boquiesse
The last I heard of Julian was a piece in I think the Trinidad Express. As I recall it he was not well but I am not sure what he is (was) suffering from.

He was a player who never quite lived up to his early promise and unfortunately for him he was tagged as being the "next Sobers".

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11 May 2013 08:38 #134842 by mapoui
simple:  Julian Loved to Pary.  He was a tall, slim man as handsome as you meet in days travel.  he was mixed and light skin with gray eyes.  he had lots of ability, could do everything..including womanize and dance.

the man had real trouble dealing with the content of his life..TOO MUCH GOOD IN HIS LIFE.  HE COULD NO. DECIDE BETWEEN ALL HE LOVED AND COULD DO WELL

Julien's cricket suffered.  he had competition..Colis King...who had no such 'natural' choices..only wanted to play cricket.  King turned out  to be more reliable I guess.

anyway..thats the story as I have it...no doub there is much more to it than that

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11 May 2013 08:47 #134851 by boquiesse


Julian had the inside track but I cannot recall when the wheels fell off his wagon.

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11 May 2013 08:59 #134857 by chairman
Bernard Julien battles throat cancer Cricinfo staff
January 21, 2005

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Bernard Julien: cancer battle © The Cricketer
  The former West Indies Test allrounder Bernard Julien is battling throat cancer, according to a report in the Trinidad Express newspaper.
Julien, 54, was diagnosed almost a year ago. He had been working as a government coach in Trinidad & Tobago, but had to stop because of persistent coughing and a lump in his throat.
He is determined to beat the disease, and doctors have apparently given him a 90% chance of doing so, provided he takes his medication and stops drinking and smoking. "I want to live. It is life you are talking about," he was quoted as saying. "I want to beat this thing. I am not giving up."
Julien, who played for Kent as well as T&T, was a lively left-arm fast bowler and an attacking right-hand batsman. He took 50 wickets in 24 Tests, and also scored 866 runs, with two centuries - the first of them a memorable 121, as Garry Sobers stroked 150, in the Lord's Test of 1973. Julien was also a member of the West Indian side that won the first World Cup, in 1975.

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11 May 2013 09:00 #134858 by mapoui
the wheels fell off in 1976 in england...both he and Gomes were dropped after after the first or second test.

Julien never came back...Gomes did

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