first_imgFeatured Stories U.S. stocks remained lower and Treasuries held gains, after the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes reinforced the message that there wasn’t a strong case to move in either direction.Reuters What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation Bloomberg News Sponsored By: Email ← Previous Next → More 0 Comments Fed signals patience on rate moves ‘for some time’ No strong case to move in either direction advertisement Reddit Recommended For YouNations going to pot: Where cannabis is legal around the world, and where it isn’tRyder Introduces RyderGyde™, the Mobile Commercial Fleet Management App, to Customers in CanadaDr. Amanda Boag, President of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Addresses Graduates of Ross University School of Veterinary MedicineCuba the most affordable overseas destination for CanadiansThe biggest-known uranium deposit in America, worth billions of dollars, will remain underground Federal Reserve officials judged at their latest meeting that their patient approach to interest-rate change would be appropriate “for some time,” and many sided with Chairman Jerome Powell’s view that the recent dip in inflation was probably temporary.“Members observed that a patient approach to determining future adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate would likely remain appropriate for some time,” according to minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee’s April 30-May 1 meeting released Wednesday in Washington.U.S. stocks remained lower and Treasuries held gains, as the minutes reinforced the message from Powell’s post-meeting press conference, at which he said the level of interest rates was appropriate for now and there wasn’t a strong case to move in either direction. The record also showed officials becoming more optimistic about the U.S. 2019 economic outlook before President Donald Trump’s decision to raise tariffs on Chinese imports. They also had a debate about the future composition of the bond portfolio.Many participants viewed the recent easing in inflation “as likely to be transitory, and participants generally anticipated that a patient approach to policy adjustments was likely to be consistent with sustained expansion of economic activity, strong labor market conditions, and inflation near the committee’s symmetric 2 per cent objective,” the minutes said.The Fed’s preferred gauge of price pressures, excluding food and energy, slowed to a 1.6 per cent increase in the 12 months through March despite solid economic growth and a tight labour market.The FOMC at the meeting left its benchmark policy rate unchanged in a 2.25 per cent to 2.5 per cent target range and reiterated its pledge to be “patient” in weighing future moves. The committee next gathers on June 18-19.Related Stories:CORRECTED-WRAPUP 3-Fed officials face weak inflation, but split over what it meansFederal Reserve officials lay out case for aggressive rate cutsFed’s Williams argues for vaccinating economy when rates are lowFed officials received a staff presentation on two approaches to adjusting the maturity composition of the central bank’s portfolio. One approach would return the portfolio to a composition similar to outstanding Treasury securities, while another would result in a shorter-term maturity structure of three years or less.Portfolio DiscussionThe staff analysis showed that a move to the shorter-term portfolio “would put significant upward pressure on term premiums and imply that the path of the federal funds rate would need to be correspondingly lower to achieve the same macroeconomic outcomes as in the baseline outlook,” the minutes said.In their discussion of a portfolio proportional to the Treasury market, “participants observed that moving to this target” of portfolio composition “would not be expected to have much effect on current staff estimates of term premiums and thus would likely not reduce the scope for lowering the target range for the federal funds rate target in response to adverse economic shocks.”Several participants judged that the proportional approach would be “well aligned with the committee’s previous statements that changes in the target range for the federal funds rate are the primary means by which the committee adjusts the stance of monetary policy.” At the same time, some of the debate focused on how much capacity each strategy would allow for adding economic stimulus through a maturity extension program.Investors have been betting the Fed will cut interest rates later this year partly on concern over inflation running persistently below its 2 per cent target, which prices have done for most of the last seven years.On the economic outlook, “many participants suggested that their own concerns from earlier in the year about downside risks from slowing global economic growth and the deterioration in financial conditions or similar concerns expressed by their business contacts had abated,” according to the minutes.GDP expanded at a 3.2 per cent annual pace in the first quarter,surpassing expectations, and unemployment hit a 49-year low in April. The U.S. expansion is on track to become the longest on record in July.With assistance from Jordan May 22, 20192:29 PM EDT Filed under News Economy Join the conversation → Twitter Facebook Comment Share this storyFed signals patience on rate moves ‘for some time’ Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Craig Torres last_img read more

first_imgNext year the first autonomous Volkswagens will be tested in IsraelVolkswagen, Mobileye (acquired by Intel) and Champion Motors announced plans to develop and launch in Israel the first self-driving ride-hailing service, called also Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS).The joint venture will be started in early 2019 and roll out in phases (from several dozen to hundreds of self-driving electric vehicles) through 2022 when full commercialization should be possible.Volkswagen Group will be responsible for electric cars and its in-depth knowledge and competency about design and deployment of user-centered mobility services, while Mobileye will provide its level-4 AV Kit – a turn-key, driverless solution comprised of hardware, driving policy, safety software and map data. The third partner – Champion Motors – will run the fleet operations and control center.Autonomous driving Intel To Buy Tesla’s Former Autopilot Partner For $15.3 Billion Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on November 3, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Source: Electric Vehicle News “Together, the three companies will add the mobility platform and services, content and other Mobility-as-a-Service tools, ensuring a seamless rider experience in the deployment of a full-stack Mobility-as-a-Service offering.The government of Israel has committed to support the project in three main areas: furnishing legal and regulatory support, sharing the required infrastructure and traffic data, and providing access to infrastructure as needed. While “New Mobility in Israel” will be Israel’s first commercial Mobility-as-a-Service with self-driving vehicles, all facilitations and rulings will be applied to all other ventures that wish to operate a Mobility-as-a-Service in Israel.Volkswagen, Mobileye and Champion Motors will use “New Mobility in Israel” to serve as a global beta site for testing and introducing the Mobility-as-a-Service model using autonomous electric vehicles. The project will start in early 2019 and scale to commercialization by 2022.“New Mobility in Israel” will roll out in phases and grow quickly from several dozen to hundreds of self-driving electric vehicles.This initiative harnesses the disruptive power of several trends in the automotive industry:autonomous vehicle platforms changing the way we control vehicles, electric vehicles changing how we power vehicles, and Mobility-as-a-Service changing how we access mobility.” Tesla Calls On Employees To Test Full Self-Driving Autonomous Chevy Bolt Program Gets Billions In Backing Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group said: “We firmly believe that self-driving electric vehicles will offer Israel and cities around the world safe, clean and emission-free mobility, which is accessible and convenient. We are looking forward to this partnership with our local partners Mobileye and Champion Motors from Israel,”Professor Amnon Shashua, Mobileye CEO and senior vice president at Intel said:“We are delighted to embark on a joint venture with a world-leading automotive OEM, aimed at delivering a transformational mobility service. Our service aims to intelligently and dynamically adapt to the urban mobility needs of the 21st Century, catering to the mobility-mileage demands within the city while minimizing the direct/indirect incurred societal costs – air/noise pollution, congestion and safety.”Professor Itzhak Swary, chairman of the board of directors at Champion Motors said:“Champion Motors is investing in autotech and smart mobility in order to continue providing the Israeli customers with the best and most advanced products and services in this area. We are proud to partner with Volkswagen and strengthen our collaboration through this pioneering project, which positions Israel at the spearhead of innovation.”last_img read more

first_img Hyundai Kona Electric Charging Rates Compared: 39-kWh vs 64-kWh The further Jonny Smith drove the new Hyundai Kona Electric small SUV, the more often he liked it and the less often he charged it.The prices Jonny quoted in this episode were correct at time of recording (September 2018) so for more up to date information check the link below.More info on the KonaHyundai  Kona ElectricShort-range Battery / Motor spec:39.2 kWh battery – 300 km (186 miles) range (WLTP)99 kW, 395 Nm electric motor (front-wheel drive)0-62 mph (100 kmh) in 9.3 seconds104 mph (167 km/h) top speed7.2 kW on-board charger and 100 kW CCS Combo DC fast charging capabilityLong-range Battery / Motor spec:64 kWh battery – 470 km (292 miles) range (WLTP)150 kW, 395 Nm electric motor (front-wheel drive)0-62 mph (100 kmh) in 7.6 seconds104 mph (167 km/h) top speed7.2 kW on-board charger and 100 kW CCS Combo DC fast charging capability 81 photos Hyundai Sold Record Number Of Plug-In Electric Cars In October 2018 Source: Electric Vehicle Newscenter_img Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 1, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Edmunds Compares Hyundai Kona Electric To Chevy Bolt Fully Charged asks is Hyundai Kona Electric a game changer?Fully Charged‘s team was impressed by the Hyundai Kona Electric after an extended test drive over several days and 1,018 miles (1,638 km) in September.Jonny Smith was blown away by the fully equipped 64 kWh and 150 kW version that turned out to be comfortable, with superb range, tech, interior and is competitively priced.The biggest problem is whether Hyundai will be able to produce enough Kona Electric to fulfill demand.Hyundai Kona Electric newslast_img read more

first_img Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on January 24, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Ever Wonder Why Musk Considered The Original Tesla Roadster A Failure? Source: Electric Vehicle News While two-seat convertible roadsters like the Tesla generally offer respectable accommodations for the driver, this is not necessarily the case once a passenger steps in. As you can see from the video, 6-foot-5-inch tall Detroit Lions offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby and Dan both tower over the car. However, its Crosby’s girth that makes getting into the car difficult. Once he’s seated inside next to Dan, the two are quite cozy due to the car’s slim width. Crosby is able to successfully pilot the Roadster, but it’s a cramped situation.Later in the video, another professional athlete steps into the vehicle. He’s 6’8″ tall, but very slim. Watch the video to see how that goes.Have you been inside an original Tesla Roadster? Share your stories with us in the comment section below.Video Description via What’s Inside Family on YouTube:Will an NFL Lineman Fit Inside a Tesla Roadster?It’s sleek, powerful and fast – but can an original Tesla Roadster fit someone who is 6’5″ and 315 lbs? Thank to our friend Tyrell Crosby for helping us with this experiment. Be sure to check him out with the Detroit Lions!Thanks to Ben from Teslanomics and Zack from JerryRigEverything for helping us with the video. See The Tesla Roadster In Space From All Angles Our Tesla Roadster Was Finally Delivered: Video This Detroit Lion gets acquainted with the original Tesla Roadster.We recently shared What’s Inside Family’s delivery of its used, 2010 Tesla Roadster. Channel host Dan test drove the upcoming Roadster and put a deposit down. Then, he won a Roadster via the Tesla Referral Program, which now happens to be going away in about a week. So, he decided to purchase an original Roadster to add to his growing Tesla collection. Dan is reasonably tall (6’2″), yet he fits comfortably in the tiny, Lotus Elise-based, all-electric two-seater. How about an NFL lineman?More Original Tesla Roadster Content:last_img read more

first_imgIn a bid to save €5.9 billion and raise their operating margin to 6%, VW will cut 5,000-7,000 jobs by 2023.  These job cuts will mostly be a result of offering early retirement to longtime employees, rather than layoffs.  The comments on this change in strategy were made at VW’s annual media conference in Wolfsburg.As part of this announcement, VW laid out a plan for its future.  The company will boost their software engineering department significantly in the coming years, hiring 2,000 new employees in software and electronics. more…The post VW to cut 7,000 jobs, drastically increase software development by 2030 appeared first on Electrek. Source: Charge Forwardlast_img

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first_img Facebook County Championship Division One Share 2 Sep 2008 20:48 Share 0 1 Report Dead right Allout: overseas players used to be synonymous with one county. Mushy is one of the few these days who is in the same bracket. I seem to recall they wanted to name a bus after Mushy in Brighton, but such an award can only be bestowed posthumously.As for winning the Championship on his own: he clearly didn’t, but then I doubt that Sussex would have won it three times without him either. 0 1 HarryHeller Comments 31 “Mushtaq Ahmed, the finest Sussex player ever”I’d say he was, if the yard-stick is matches and trophies won. Snow had the better action and Ranji was the greater stylist, but no one (esp. Moores and Adams) can deny that Mushy won 3 Championships on his own. MouthoftheMersey 0 1 Report | Pick … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. First published on Mon 1 Sep 2008 19.01 EDT 100 Reply Sportblog Share on Facebook Share on Facebook comment Share on Facebook Share on Twitter I’ve always found Mr Henderson to be a trifle negative since his unashamed Hick bashing of the 90s. As a devout Worcestershire fan, I would therefore like to throw Hick’s name into the ‘great overseas players’ category. While he was still a young Zimbabwean he helped Worcester to two back to back Championship titles and two Sunday League titles in three years. With a top score of 405* and equalling Turner’s county record of 10 centuries in a season, a bucket full of catches and a few wickets to boot. Not too shabby.With regards Mushy, the man has consistently destroyed batting line-ups, almost single-handedly, for years in an era of two divisions. His name should, quite rightly, be placed among the greats of our domestic game. Mushy, I take my hat off to you! Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Reply Share PaulLinford – good article about Doshi here by the excellent Gideon Haigh. County Championship 2008 Division One 2 Sep 2008 17:00 | Pick View more comments Reply As a Middxman, may I nominate Vince van de Bijl? He was only at Middx for a season, but took more than 80 wickets on unresponsive pitches. Also a very popular bloke with the members and fellow players, by all accounts. Share on Twitter Twitter DanCon unthreaded Reply Reply Share on Facebook | Pick whathappenednext Azharuddin @ Derbyshire? Not the best overall, and disgraced of course, but on his day (with the late summer sun beating down), uttery enchanting. 0 1 Not Garry Sobers, who arrived at Nottinghamshire in his pomp, and never really set the Trent on fire. High talent by itself will not win the case. At various times county cricket has welcomed some of the greatest players to have played the game, yet few would argue that Javed Miandad, Shane Warne, Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram or Anil Kumble, among a dozen others, are worthy of the unofficial title. They were magnificent players who left wonderful memories but we have to look elsewhere for our man.Certain names are impossible to overlook. Clive Lloyd in his bespectacled, six-hitting youth made Old Trafford look a small ground. Malcolm Marshall and Courtney Walsh gave superb service to Hampshire and Gloucestershire, bowling their guts out, never coasting. Warwickshire saw the best of Allan Donald, and, one remarkable summer, of Brian Lara. Down the road at Worcester, Glenn Turner will not be forgotten. Those who saw Zaheer Abbas in his purest form at Cheltenham will feel blessed.But it isn’t just the marquee names who demand consideration. Wayne Daniel was a Middlesex stalwart. John Shepherd became part of the club fabric at Canterbury. More recently Darren Lehmann made a huge impact at Yorkshire, not least on the emerging Michael Vaughan. Then there were the galvanisers: Clive Rice at Nottingham, Eddie Barlow at Derby, and Mike Procter at Bristol.Procter is one of the five men I submit for consideration. He gets in because English spectators saw him at his best over a decade, and best in his case means being one of the most supremely gifted – and watchable – all-round cricketers the world has known. He also became wedded to the club, which is the important thing. “Procky” was magnificent with bat and ball, and carried his men with him.A second choice must be Vivian Richards, who also matured to greatness in England, with Somerset. How lucky we were to watch the coronation of King Viv! A third choice is Richard Hadlee, for reasons that should require no special pleading. Here was another champion cricketer playing flat out for Nottinghamshire. A bowler supreme.The list is completed by two men separated by half a century. Ted McDonald, a ferocious fast bowler from Tasmania, was directly involved in the three successive championships that Lancashire won, starting in 1926, and a fourth they added in 1930. Ken McEwan of South Africa was a batting anchor for Essex when they broke their championship duck in 1979, and he stayed to win two more titles, as well as five one-day trophies, before he left in 1985. All were fine players and terrific servants, who forged bonds of steel with their clubs.Mushie did jolly well. But it’s time to reset that bar.· Frank Keating returns next month Facebook NimrodTroyte Reply 2 Sep 2008 8:24 Waterhot Waterhot Share on Facebook 2 1 Sportblog Report | Pick newest You neglected to mention the original “Mushie” – Mushtaq Mohammed, a great overseas player for Northants in the 70s.Minor counties cricket also has its overseas heroes – for instance D.R. Doshi, who took four wickets for Herts against Essex in their 1976 Gillette Cup triumph at Hitchin. Facebook Loading comments… Trouble loading? Twitter Share Report jno50 Share on Facebook 0 1 Share on LinkedIn qualitystreet Report Share on Twitter Reply Reply Twitter Share Report gaivota Yevaru: Moores, Adams and the whole Sussex membership (including me) would deny Mushy won 3 titles on his own. That’s just silly, tabloid level understanding. But you’re welcome to it of course. 0 1 Twitter Mon 1 Sep 2008 19.01 EDT | Pick Reply Facebook Facebook Share on Facebook As Big Clive’s biography makes clear – – it was quite a shock to the system when he turned up at Old Trafford. Cricket was adjusting to television’s growing influence on life and reviving itself with limited overs cricket. Not only did Big Clive galvanise cricket’s first TV team, he played with a genial ferocity for his club and brought thousands of youngish kids like me to the game. I’m grateful. 0 1 Share on Facebook E10Rifles 2 Sep 2008 20:16 @hendersonA gentle, positive piece – makes a change from last year’s bile on Pietersen.Anyway – overseas players so far missed out to make the hugest impact i.e made it into county folklore and/or won things that might not have been won;Somerset – Joel GarnerWorcs – Tom MoodyEssex – Stuart LawMiddlesex – Dessie HaynesHonourable mentions to Gordon Greenidge, Sarfraz Nawaz & Sylvester Clarke Share via Email Share on Twitter Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other Facebook Share on Twitter @ mouthofthefmerseyThanks for that link to; what a great site that is! I could spend all day on it going through scorecards. | Pick Share on Twitter 2 Sep 2008 21:13 Share 2 Sep 2008 16:40 ………and of course Alvin Kallicharran Share Facebook Report Facebook Share County Championship Division One Report 2 Sep 2008 20:38 Share on Facebook 2 Sep 2008 15:23 0 1 0 1 Twitter Report It”l either be taken as being annoyinglic pendantic or me being stupid but, technically, Graeme Hick’s an overseas player. As a Sussex fan, I think Mushy is the best we’ve had, other may have one more but I can’t think of another player who has turned the tide of so many games single handedly. His wickets dragged us kicking and screaming to the title last year & you can see the difference in performance this year when he’s been missing. Plus, theres the always enteratining chant:Mushy, Mushy, Mushy!! Peas, Peas, Peas!!!!!!! keaton Report Share on Facebook Report Reply RegretTheHorsePlayer Reuse this content,View all comments > Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up How can you suggest Warne as being worthy of the title but Mushy not?Mushy has comprenhensively outbowled Warne every year. He may not be the greatest overseas player but he’s undoubtedly one of the oversees player who’s played the best cricket?But if belitting Mushy makes up for us having our back-to-back titles i’ll take it Report Share Facebook KP at Notts? Share on Twitter Share on Facebook | Pick Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment Reply 2 Sep 2008 15:41 Email (optional) Report 2 Sep 2008 17:25 Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Twitter | Pick comments (31)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. Toast Mushie but raise a glass to the true greats Order by oldest 2 Sep 2008 16:07 0 1 Twitter Share on Twitter PaulLinford Share via Email 2 Sep 2008 20:07 Share on Twitter All Share on Facebook Report Bois 2 Sep 2008 11:57 MouthoftheMersey Reply Reply Share on Twitter Report Twitter Report 2 Sep 2008 16:17 0 1 Share 2 Sep 2008 8:50 25 0 1 0 1 Share Share on Facebook Share If Mushie had been playing for Pakistan he would not have been half as effective. And I think thats the point. There are hardly any great overseas players in country cricket anymore as there is too much international cricket for them to be concentrating on.Thats why someone like Mushie in todays era is deemed the best. He probably is. The best ever? No chance. For all the reasons given. Report Share on Twitter 0 1 Twitter 50 Allout Reply | Pick Reply Share Yevaru Facebook Share on Twitter 0 1 timthemonkey Reply Share on Facebook Reply Sorry there was an error. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Userhelp One other thing about Big Clive.As a twelve-year-old, I watched the telly, as bewitched as John Arlott was, as Big Clive played one of the all-time great innings – than two months later, I was getting the bus to Aigburth to sit on the boundary rope to watch him make another ton, this time in real life – the end of each day’s play, we all ran on just to walk along next to the already stooping black man in the glasses as he made his way to the Pavilion and wonder if he was really human or made of altogether more glamorous stuff. (Some handy overseas players in that match!) Facebook Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Share | Pick 0 1 NimrodTroyte | Pick Share Twitter Reply Samuelle Reply By Jove, they lowered the bar for old Mushie, didn’t they? No sooner had the Pakistan wrist spinner announced his retirement from English cricket last week than the tributes poured like vintage hock. “Mushtaq Ahmed, the finest Sussex player ever” it was said, followed by another toast to “the finest of all overseas players”. The hock must have been flowing like the Rhine.It’s a matter of opinion, granted, but it may be wise to cock an ear towards those who recalled John Snow with his tail up and Ted Dexter in midsummer prime. Nor should we ignore the memories of previous generations who witnessed the Langridge brothers, John and James, Maurice Tate and the great Ranji, whose batsmanship (glimpsed in the mind’s eye, through the filter of contemporary accounts) will always define the Golden Age for those who were born too late.Then there was Ranji’s captain, Charles Burgess Fry, the greatest of British all-round sportsmen. That is not really an opinion: Fry’s achievements remain carved in oak. He was also, so he assured everybody, the man who was offered the throne of Albania when he attended the League of Nations deliberations in 1920, and turned it down because “it seemed a damn bore”.Anyway, well done, Mushie. You were indeed a wonderful player for Sussex, helping them to win the county championship in 2003, for the first time in the club’s history, and helping them to win it again in 2006 and 2007, but not everybody thinks that your light shines brightest in Hove.As for the finest of all overseas players, that is such a mighty bow to draw that the string must snap. Mushtaq played a notable part in the Sussex story but he was not the greatest overseas player. So who was? Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter | Pick Share Twitter your whole article revolves around the phrase “the finest of all overseas players”. But who actually said it? Quotes should be attributed and a quick lazy google found nothing. Why bother comparing chalk with cheese? How good was Sir Viv, but what did Somerset win? As a Sussex man I’m pleased and proud of what he did for us. I accuse you sir of lazy journalism and sour grapes! 2 Sep 2008 18:34 0 1 Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook | Pick 2 Sep 2008 20:44 A pleasant piece from Michael Henderson! I even don’t mind that he started it with the words “by jove”.That said, MH has missed the salient point. In the days of yore there wasn’t the packed touring schedules for internationals, so top overseas players could concentrate on playing for their designated counties between April and September. These days, overseas players are here for a month or two and then off to their next set of international duties.What therefore sets Mushie apart is not the comparison to his forerunners but the comparison to his contemporaries. Yes, I know a lot of this is to do with age but the fact remains that he has been a stand-out in overseas players of the last decade or so. An attempt at an all-time comparison which takes no account of these changing circumstances is doomed to fail before it even gets going. Michael Henderson Facebook 2 Sep 2008 15:27 Facebook fmac Hadlee didn’t pay much attention to his batting at test level (though he did take a century off the Windies in their pomp, as I recall) but he was an all-rounder of the highest class in county play – the top bowler in the averages most years, but also routinely in the top five of the batting averages as well. Has anyone – overseas or not – equalled that all-round performance? (A non-rhetorical question.) Facebook Reply Share on Twitter Facebook Reply Twitter 2 Report | Pick Close report comment form 0 1 As an Essex supporter who as a youngster once received a signed Duncan Fearnley Polyplastic from Ken McEwan as a birthday present (my Dad worked for one of the sponsors at the time), I’ll second the vote for him. He never got the chance to play Test cricket, but in the time he was at Essex, the county won 8 titles. I’d also like to give a mention to another Essex player of that era – Keith Boyce. On his day, he was the best fast bowler I’ve ever seen, and he had an arm like a bullet. I can’t believe Essex would have won half as many trophies without him – certainly not in the one-day game, anywayI must say there’s a name I’m surprised hasn’t cropped up yet. Whenever Hampshire came to play Essex, or whenever they were on the television, I would get a tingle of anticipation at the prospect of watching Gordon Greenidge bat. But more exciting still was the prospect of seeing his opening partner, Barry Richards. And my grandad, the proudest of Yorkshireman, recounting to me the 155 not out he took off Yorkshire in a JPL match in Hull in 1970 (if I remember rightly, Yorks scored fewer than 100 in reply) was one of the key factors in my developing a lifelong passion for cricket. Share on Facebook | Pick MouthoftheMersey Report Report | Pick Facebook 2 Sep 2008 22:41 Cricket 0 1 0 1 Twitter Facebook | Pick Facebook oldest 0 1 2 Sep 2008 8:12 Reply Bois 1 2 Sep 2008 12:01 Reason (optional) Waterhot: I was there for this match – Since even I could swing it at Southport, I reckon it was doing a bit in the air, if not off the pitch. I’m pretty sure Ken McEwan got his ton before lunch. I feel Mike Hussey plays a bit like McEwan – very handy indeed! Share on Twitter Share Facebook As for overseas players at Yorkshire:Tendulkar was hopeless.Richie Richardson’s lasting legacy – in my mind – is coming to a deal with the Yorkshire Chairman whereby Richie would wear a Yorkshire cap on the field in exchange for the Chairman wearing one of Richie’s trademark wide brimmed sunhats.Darren Lehmann: bundles of runs. Proves Hendo’s point, really. Share 0 1 Twitter Reply 0 1 Share on Facebook 2 Sep 2008 8:34 recommendations Share on Facebook Twitter | Pick | Pick Share on Facebook 2 Sep 2008 18:37 Facebook | Pick Twitter | Pick Read more Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Facebook | Pick Twitter Topics 0 1 Share on Twitter Show 25 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Reply Share on Facebook Asif Iqbal did very well at Kent. Majid Khan was great to watch at Cambridge University. Clive Rice was magnificent for Notts.Gordon Greenige and Glen Turner not a bad opening pair for Hampshire, also Barry Richards. Report Share on Twitter Twitter | Pick Share 2 Sep 2008 21:05 Report collapsed Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share expanded Facebook Share Twitter Twitter | Pick Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Report Twitter Share Report Report Shares00 Share on Facebook | Pick Report 2 Sep 2008 20:18 qualitystreet Twitter Reply 0 1 And now of course I realise I’m ageing. My mind playing tricks. Poor old Keith retired before we won a thing. Still one hell of a player, though. Share on Facebook Threads collapsed Sharelast_img read more