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Farewell to Curtly:

CricInfo's Colin Croft speaks to the great Curtly Ambrose just after his last test match at Oval against England.

Curtly Ambrose One of the great fast bowlers, Curtly Ambrose's long career has been marked by consistent success. When bowling in tandem with his friend Courtney Walsh, he formed part of one of the most feared and respected partnerships in Test cricket. A tall man, he over the years has changed as a bowler from genuinely fast to at times not much quicker as medium, but as always commanded respect. In his younger days he could intimidate with his pace and bounce, bowling a nasty bouncer, mixed in with fast yorkers, and good length balls. As he lost his pace with age he became a more complete bowler, testing and probing the batsman with immaculate length and line, the ball seaming in and out.

In the interview Ambrose talks about his illustrious career, his association with Walsh, the timing of his retirement, his 400 test wickets and what he plans to do from now.[Listen]