I got another one in my second spell. It came too easily when Rahul Dravid flashed at a wide one and Gilly took the catch. Although I felt comfortable enough I was still a bit more tense than usual, and it wasn't until my third spell, when the ball started reverse swinging, that I really started enjoying myself. In my eyes all the pressure was off me. For the first time I could see on a speed gun how fast I was bowling.
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I had to laugh at the difference between being in front of the Members Stand and the outer crowd. During backyard games a good whip off the legs, usually by Shane, often meant another tennis ball was added to the dozens on top of the roof or in the gutter of the house of our neighbour Maureen. One day, Shane decided I should go and collect them all. After big brother gave me a boost, I climbed up a pole and scuttled onto the roof where I saw an oasis of 50 or more balls.
Many of them had been up there for a year or more, so the fur was burnt off on the sides facing the sun, while those in the gutter were bald on one side and wet on the other. Holding the wet side towards leg, I practised inswinging yorkers. Years later Shane showed me how old cricket balls weighted on one side with spit could bend the same way.
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The principle was that the ball had similar properties to a lawn bowl with bias. Shane and I had experimented with it for the Blues and Mosman. In this, the theory was that air travelled more quickly over the smooth side and created a drag effect. Unlike conventional swing, the ball swung much later, making it even tougher to play. When it worked, it was one of the most, if not the most lethal weapon of the fast bowling trade. I felt I could knock over any batsman in the world with reverse swing. So, when the ball started moving against the Indians, I knew I had a good chance of picking up more wickets.
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Five on debut! How good would that be? India were when I started the fifth over of my third spell. First ball, I went for the spit-rock yorker that ended up being a shin-high full toss that swung in late and bowled Mannava Prasad. Next ball I went for the yorker again, and this time I got it spot on, hitting Ajit Agarkar on the foot. I appealed, the slips cordon appealed, and I reckon about 50, at the ground went up as well; Shane was in the crowd with his Mosman teammates Andrew Yates and Craig Hughes.
He told me later he reckoned he was first out of his seat and spilled his beer. When I went back to my mark Tugga jogged up from gully to have a word.
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