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Ramps gets 100 100's...finally!

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by red devil (U2431292) 02 August 2008
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In case you haven't heard yet. Ramps just got his 100th century whilst playing for Surrey against Yorkshire.

Congratulations to a great batsman who didn't quite make it at test level. Hoping against hope that he gets one last chance later this year.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Great acheivement, well done to Ramps! Probably the last player we'll see reach this incredible landmark.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Well done Ramps.
It took him a lomg time, I was wondering if he would as Sky Sports were so annoying going on about it.
He's done it now I hope he can score more and take on Hick who seems to be scoring for fun now :)

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comment by Moby (U11269134)

posted Aug 3, 2008

Well done Mark - I couldn't be happier for you. No one really understands why you didn't have major success for England; but this records puts you amongst the greats where you belong.

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posted Aug 4, 2008

its an amazing achievement, but i think that he should have played much more international cricket. He had the ability - he was better than somebody like Nasser Hussain technically and shot-wise, but he was one the main under-achievers of his generation. However, it shows the consistency, it says a lot when only 25 men have achieved this milestone.

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posted Aug 4, 2008

Ramprakash's form over the last 3 years has been Bradmanesque, and should have been rewarded with an England call up (form in the county game needs to be seen to be rewarded). But perhaps the time it has taken him to get over that last hurdle reveals why he wasn't a great England player.

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comment by Satjit (U2444916)

posted Aug 4, 2008

A fantastic achievement at any leval. He could have been a great test cricketer but it was not to be. Still, that does not detract from his great contribution to cricket. I doubt very much if that will ever be done again. No even Langer, who is now free from international cricket.

Ramps - I salute thee and thank thee for all the pleasure you have given true cricket lovers.

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comment by mill01 (U12852395)

posted Aug 4, 2008

Whilst he did play in 50 odd tests, he kept on being selected and dropped, so really, each time he went out, he was under the pressure of being dropped. A player with such talent needs to be understood by the management (thats the role of management to understand players to get the best out of them). They need to convey to him that no matter what happened they would give him an extended run in the team.

Despite all this, Ramps two hundreds against WI and the Aussies showed he had all the qualities to succeed. In the end he was again dropped unfairly after a mediocre series against SA...made the scapegoat yet again.

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comment by boblinc (U5368990)

posted Aug 5, 2008

It's quite shocking really that Ramprakash and Hick, two batsmen who were never truly of international quality should get 100 100s...

It shows just how poor the standard of bowling is in county cricket, and has been for a very long time.
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I don't follow this argument at all. These two, like a number of others, were not persevered with like some under achievers that eventually came good.

Kenyon is one that comes to mind. Played umpteen tests before he finally got a score. Others, like the aforementioned get a few games here a few games there and never get the chance of a prolonged run.

The modern day equivalent is Shah. Only two tests, didn't do bad but out he goes. Did he talk out of turn.

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posted Aug 5, 2008

It means very little to be honest, if he had been a better and more consistent player at the top level then he would have been playing for England for the past 10 years instead of feasting off mediocre county bowling.

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comment by Dan (U10808998)

posted Aug 6, 2008

Hail ramps ! A great- and sadly disappearing achievement. Nearly 20 years of hard work to reach this milestone, though has been mentioned it is tinged with regret due to him not really succeeding at international level. Still well done to Ramps.

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