James018 wrote:conradij wrote:What is considered 'fast' or 'slow' when talking about spin bowlers?
As best I can tell, wrist spinners have a maximum bowling speed between around 42mph and 48mph, and finger spinners between 48mph and 60mph. (This doesn't count effort bowlers, who bowl slightly faster effort balls than their "regular" maximum speed regardless of their bowling type.)
Thanks to all the additional postings from managers since I last looked in. Excellent debate and knowledge - real detailed stuff and viewpoints... I can add nothing (just a sponge here), which is why I started the thread..... one thing I could add to the tributary subject of wrist spinners - was that I have a 16 year old wrist spinner who has played 45 matches - his fastest ball is 46.3 mph (very consistent as his fastest ball all 5 different types of games is 46.2 or 46.3 !) . The 3 finger spinners that have played for my team so far had a top ball of between 49 and 58 (again in the James 018 'zone' - quite a difference though [ the fastest finger spinner is my best spinner skill and experience wise, so does that mean FS get faster and better as they get older/more experienced} The development of speed is something you never see in the same way as your skills hadily plop a different colour each week, unless you go to the stats or drill down on a player you would never see speeds nor be able to determine their historical progression