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Monday, 4 August 2014


On June 26, 1862, Joseph Wells, father of the noted author H.G. Wells, became the first bowler to take four wickets in four balls in county cricket.

Australian Albert Trott's eight wickets for 43 runs in the second innings of the third Test of the series against England in 1894–95, are the best bowling analysis by any bowler on Test debut.

On June 27, 1899 a 13-year-old schoolboy A. E. J. Collins scored 628 runs not out in a junior school house cricket match at Clifton College, Bristol.  It was the highest-ever recorded score in cricket until 2016.

THE only man ever to have captained England at cricket and football, Reginald Erskine Foster (1878-1914), also still holds the English record for highest Test debut — scoring 287 against Australia in 1903.

Alfred Lyttelton was the first man to represent England at both cricket and football. He died on July 5, 1915 after being struck in the belly during a cricket match in South Africa.

Caricature of Lyttelton keeping wicket in I Zingari colours, by "Ape" (Carlo Pellegrini) in Vanity Fair, 1884
Wilfred Rhodes of England and Yorkshire became in 1927 the only person to play in 1,000 first-class cricket matches.

Wilfred Rhodes took his 4000th first-class wicket on May 14, 1929 during a performance of 9 for 39 at Leyton; he is the only player in history to have reached that plateau.

WG Grace, Wilfred Rhodes and George Gunn all played cricket for England after their 50th birthdays.

Rhodes played his final England game in 1930, becoming at 52 years and 165 days, the oldest player who has appeared in a Test match.

Rhodes bowling side

Percy Jeeves, a Warwickshire fast bowler, was the inspiration for P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves in the Jeeves and Wooster series. He died in the trenches during World War I.

Australian cricketer Donald Bradman scored a world record 309 runs in one day in 1930, on his way to the then highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England.

Hedley Verity took a cricket world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire on July 12, 1932.

Jim Laker became in 1956 the first man to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings when he returned figures of 10/53 in the Australian second innings. This combined with his 9/37 in the first innings gave him match figures of 19/90 in the Fourth Test at Old Trafford.

Standing at the stumps for 16 hours and ten minutes during the longest Test innings in cricket, Hanif Mohammad, playing for Pakistan against the West Indies in Barbados in 1958, scored 337 runs.

Mohammad Azharuddin of India is the only cricket player to score centuries in each of his first three Tests.

Indian cricketer Rajeev Nayyar set the record for the longest first-class innings of all time in November 1999 by batting for 1,015 minutes (16 hours and 55 minutes) in his innings of 271 against Jammu and Kashmir during a match of the 1999–00 Ranji Trophy in his home ground Chamba, He broke the previous record of 970 minutes set by Pakistan's Hanif Mohammad in a Test against the West Indies in 1958.

Sri Lankan cricketer Chaminda Vaas's eight wickets for 19 runs against Zimbabwe in 2001 are the best bowling figures in One Day International cricket

In 2004 Brian Lara scored a test innings record 400 not out against England.

India's Irfan Pathan became the first bowler to take a Test cricket hat-trick in the opening over of a match on January 29, 2006 vs Pakistan at Karachi.

Chris Gayle, West Indies' opener, became the first player to hit a six from the first ball of a Test match when he smashed Bangladesh debutant Sohag Gazi over long-on in 2012.

Cricketer Allan Border holds the record for making the most number of consecutive appearances (153 matches) in Tests.

Steve Waugh is the only player to make scores exceeding 150 in an innings against all Test-playing nations.

In 2010 Sachin Tendulkar of India became the first Cricket player to score a Double hundred in One Day International format.

Sachin Tendulkar was the first cricketer to score 100 international cricket centuries -  51 in Tests, 49 in ODIs.

Austrlian test cricketer Phillip Hughes died from an injury he sustained while playing a Sheffield Shield game for South Australia and New South Wales on November 27, 2014. He was batting at 63* when he was hit with a bouncer by Sean Abbott.

Phillip Hughes in 2009 Whatisthefrequencykenneth

15-year-old Pranav Dhanawade became the first person to score more than a 1,000 runs in an innings in an officially recognized match in January 2016. He scored 1,009 not out, from 327 balls, for K. C. Gandhi High School against Arya Gurukul School in a Bhandari Cup match, an under-16 inter-schools tournament.

Alastair Cook has scored the most number of Test centuries for England, and is the youngest batsman to score more than 7,000 runs in Test cricket.

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