What records did Prithvi Shaw create during his double century for Northamptonshire on the second day? Mumtaz Hussain from India asked
Prithvi Shaw Scored 244 from 153 balls against Somerset in a 50-over match of the Royal London Cup. in Northampton Last week. It was the highest score in List A cricket, surpassing Northamptonshire. Wayne Larkins172 not out against Warwickshire in a 40-over Sunday League game in luton in 1983, and finished second in the English domestic competition alistair brownScored 268 runs in a 50-over match for Surrey vs Glamorgan in the oval in 2002.
including Brown’s innings five highest individual scores In List A matches, three of them by Indian batsmen: 277 by Narayan Jagadeesan (Tamil Nadu v Arunachal Pradesh) in Bangalore in 2022-23), ODI-record 264 by Rohit Sharma (India vs Sri Lanka). in Kolkata in 2014–15), and 248 by Shikhar Dhawan (India A vs South Africa A). in pretoria in 2013). The second was D’Arcy Short’s 257 for Western Australia against Queensland at Hurstville Oval. in sydney in 2018-19.
Shaw reached 200 in 129 balls, the seventh fastest on record and the second fastest in England. Ben Duckett’s 123 balls for England Lions against Sri Lanka A in canterbury In 2016. The only three List A double centuries faster than Duckett were by Jagadeesan (see above), which came in 114 balls, and two double centuries. travis head For South Australia: In 114 balls against Queensland at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide in 2021-22, and 117 against Western Australia in sydney (Hurstville Oval) in 2015–16.
Shaw’s 244 was his second double century in List A matches, followed by an unbeaten 227 for Mumbai against Puducherry. In Jaipur In 2020-21, when he reached 200 in 142 balls. He is the fourth man after Rohit (three), Brown and Head to score more than one List A double, but the first to do so in different countries.
Roy Sweatman, who died recently, was capped by three different first-class counties. Was he the first person to achieve this feat? James Farrell from England asked
wicket keeper Roy SweatmanWho passed away last month at the age of 89, was capped by Surrey in 1958, Nottinghamshire in 1966 and Gloucestershire in 1972. Clean and unblemished behind the stumps, Sweatman played 11 Tests for England, his first since being selected for the 1958–59 Ashes tour. even though he was not a regular keeper for Surrey at the time. He probably should have played more often, but as his Surrey team-mates mickey stewart Recalls, “He really enjoyed his time off the field. He started the season well, but after the first few weeks he was not as sharp. He didn’t have the strength and stamina to keep it up.” It was a lifestyle. It was really sad.”
Sweatman was in fact the second player to be capped by three counties, in a time when movement between them was far less frequent than now. the first was the slow left hand bob berryin 1950 by Lancashire, in 1957 by Worcestershire, and in 1961 by Derbyshire. Like Sweatman, Berry also played for England in two Tests against the West Indies in 1950.
If anyone is unfamiliar with the term, the county cap is usually awarded to someone who has become a regular player. This was an important stage in a player’s career – for starters it meant they would be paid more. However, some counties have discontinued this long-established tradition, and award caps (or sometimes “colours”) to anyone who appears for their first team.
Mohammad Rizwan took a catch as a substitute in a recent Test, then joined the match as a concussion replacement and made another dismissal. Has anyone ever done this in tests before? Hafeez Ahmed asked from Pakistan
Mohd Rizwan This unusual double display happened during Pakistan’s recent Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo, In Sri Lanka’s first innings, Rizwan, as a substitute fielder, took a catch at point to dismiss Kusal Mendis. He later replaced Sarfaraz Ahmed, who was suffering from a concussion; In the second innings, Rizwan – who had by now become a full member of the team – stumped Ramesh Mendis as Pakistan edged closer to victory.
This was actually the first time a player had been dismissed as a substitute for the same team in the match he was playing, which has only been possible since concussion substitutions have been allowed. But in the early days of Test cricket, when teams often did not have spare players, there were three instances when a man took a catch as a substitute. against his own side. Australia’s captain was the first player to do so Billy Murdochwho caught his team-mate “Tup” Scott against England at lords In 1884. He was fielding in place of WG Grace, who had injured his finger. This was actually the first substitute catch in any Test; Scott scored the highest 75 runs for Australia.
Murdoch was followed by two more Australian players in the Ashes Test. Effie Jarvis caught his team-mate Fred Spofforth in melbourne In 1884-85. He was dismissed six overs earlier, but England’s innings was cut short due to an injury to Billy Barnes. A few seasons later, in 1886–87, Charles “The Terror” Turner got reginald allen in sydney, He bowled 64.1 (four balls) overs after scoring 53 in the first innings, so he must have been delighted to be asked to field for the opposition! england needed him billy gunn In the absence of one of those appointed, was pressed into service as umpire on the final morning. None of this trio of Australians took a catch for their team in the same match (even though Jarvis kept wicket in his game), so Rizwan is unique in this regard.
Rebecca Blake scored almost 70% of Romania’s runs in T20Is recently – was it a record? Geoffrey Harrison asked from England
Captain born in Bucharest, Romania Rebecca Blake Scored 135 not out in his team’s score of 197 for 4 in 20 overs against Malta. in Ilfov County Last week. This is 68.52% of the total – which, as this table showsCurrently comes third for Women’s T20Is (counting only all-out innings, or where the full quota of overs was used).
tops the list Sindhu SriharshaWho scored 74 not out out of 103 – 3 for USA against Bangladesh – 71.84% in abu dhabi In September 2022. comes next deandra dotin112 out of 159 for West Indies vs Sri Lanka with 6 – 70.44% in Coolidge (Antigua) in October 2017.
The life story of which player is told in the book globe-trotting cricketer, Keith McKenzie from Australia asked
This is the most traveled cricketer born in Australia Burt Cortlang, who played first-class matches for Victoria in Australia before the First World War and then for Wellington in New Zealand. But that was not the end of it: he traveled far and wide, and played minor cricket in many far-flung places, including Argentina, Canada and the United States. Back in Australia he became a journalist and friend don bradmanwho was godfather to one of Cortlang’s children. pelham warnerThe former England captain, who was later closely associated with cricket as a journalist and administrator, compared her to the Scarlet Pimpernel: “We hear of her here; we hear of her there; beggars everywhere.” appears.”
Cortlang died in 1961 at the age of 80, but his life story has been re-compiled by New Zealand author Rob Franks in a book to be published in 2022 for Cricket Publishing Company. Not many were printed, so it’s hard to find, but it’s beautifully crafted and great to read.
and there’s an extra last week’s question About the players who made their international debut in all three formats in the shortest possible time, from Mike Halliwell from Australia among others
“There’s a name to add to the list: Australian legspinner alana king Completed my set in 14 days, like Mukesh Kumar, during the 2021–22 Women’s Ashes series. King made his T20I debut in Adelaide Won his first Test cap on 20 January in canberra on 27 January, and played his first ODI in Adelaide on February 3.”
Siva Jayaraman of ESPNcricinfo’s statistics team helped with some of the above answers.