Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

You Won't Find Anyone Quicker Than Liam, Says Coach; CRICKET

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

You Won't Find Anyone Quicker Than Liam, Says Coach; CRICKET

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LIAM Plunkett, who has won an England Test recall, is currently the fastest bowler in county cricket.

That's the verdict of his head coach at Yorkshire Jason Gillespie after watching the Middlesbrough-born 29-year-old take five wickets in the Tykes' hammering of Northampton in their most recent Division One fixture.

"Liam has just got absolute clarity in his role," said the Australian former pace bowler.

"That role is basically to run in and bowl fast for us and to hit the track hard - not to worry about however many runs he goes for.

"In the first innings at Northampton he went for 55 off eight (overs), but we knew that he was running in and bowling quick and that the rewards would come.

"This season, from what I've seen, Liam has probably consistently been the quickest bowler in the country.

"There are some good fast bowlers around, but he's certainly been bowling as fast as anyone." Plunkett hasn't played Test cricket since featuring against West Indies at Old Trafford in June 2007 when, ironically, current coach Peter Moores was in the early stages of his first tenure in charge of England. …

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