Monthly Archive:: June 2005
Andrew Sandham and Bob Wyatt were batting for the MCC in a tour match in Bombay in December 1926 when a dog trotted out into the middle from a schoolboys tent with a note requesting the pair
Items thrown onto the field from the crowds in India and Pakistan have included an animal skull, lump of concrete, paper darts, rotten fruit, bag of excrement (to Richie Richardson), stones, steel bolt and glass beer bottles.
The Australian blocker Alec Bannerman toured England in 1884, and his bat always seemed broader than anyone else’s. WG Grace even had the blade tested with an iron gauge during an England XI match at Sheffield Park
The third umpire’s lights used to be green for ‘out’ and red for ‘not out’ before the system was more logically switched round. Dave Richardson, the South Africa wicketkeeper, was once wrongly adjudged run out because the
Jim Pressdee, the Glamorgan coach in the 1980s, introduced the daft idea of allowing batsmen net time only until they were ‘dismissed’ to increase the value of their wicket. This theory meant that Phil North once drove
George Hunt, the Somerset batsman, batted left-hand against Bill Voce, Nottinghamshire’s bruising left-arm quickie, in 1930 to avoid being hit by inswing, and he reverted to right-hand against the other bowlers.