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Old July 22, 2007, 04:14 PM
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Gosh Mo, crossed me over this scintillating Ottis Gibson news, cool stuff from this phenomenal allrounder at this age. Look what I found!


Arnie and Ryan Sidebottom
Arnie Sidebottom was one of the last footballer-cricketers, playing with Manchester United among other clubs, and his one Test appearance came in 1985 when, by his own admission, he was "past his sell-by date". He was always prone to injury so it was somehow fitting that he limped out of that game. Ryan's debut in 2001 was uninspiring, and most believed he was destined to be the one-cap son of a one-cap father. But he honed his basics in county cricket, and when called up again six years later, he was a much more effective swing bowler.

English cricket has about six instances of such.
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