Category Archives: Statsman

Waters effort recalls Walker’s 1956 feat: Andrew Hignell

Maundy Thursday saw a dramatic start to the LV=County Championship season in the East Midlands with twenty wickets tumbling at Trent Bridge, while a few miles to the south at Leicester fifteen wickets fell on the first day of the … Continue reading

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Why umpires are not getting younger: Andrew Hignell

The 2012 summer will be Martin Saggers’s first full season on the first-class umpires list. The former Kent, Durham and Essex seamer, who won three Test caps for England, joined the ECB’s reserve list in 2010 and after a couple … Continue reading

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Levi keeps big-hitting records tumbling: Andrew Hignell

The 2011-12 southern hemisphere season has seen some six-hitting records being established with Jesse Ryder, the hard-hitting Kiwi, and young South African Richard Levi each writing their names into the game’s record books with some explosive feats of batting. On … Continue reading

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Why March 19 is cricket’s next hot date: Andrew Hignell

The date March 19 has a special place in military history as it was on this day in 1982 that Argentinian troops landed on the South Atlantic island of South Georgia, precipitating the start of the Falklands conflict with Britain. … Continue reading

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A winter of cricketing contrasts: Andrew Hignell

The English winter of 2011-12 has witnessed some topsy-turvy batting displays around the world, such as the one by Australia in the second Test against India at Sydney as the home side went from 37 for 3 to 659 for 4 … Continue reading

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Sandham the first in Test cricket’s 300 club: Andrew Hignell

During the current Australia-India series, at Sydney, Michael Clarke became the latest member of the Test match triple hundred club, with his magnificent innings of 329 not out helping to guide Australia to an emphatic victory by an innings and … Continue reading

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Lost grounds, but not forgotten: Andrew Hignell

My Christmas presents this year included the recently-published Britain’s Lost Cricket Grounds, written by Chris Arnot and which – with abundant whiffs of nostalgia and some evocative images – takes a look at a host of grounds which have disappeared … Continue reading

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Tattersall the Lancastrian legend: Andrew Hignell

  The summer of 2011 was an outstanding one for Lancashire County Cricket Club as they won the County Championship outright for the first time since 1934. Off the field, however, the year ended in a sad way with the … Continue reading

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English cricket’s early starts, the history: Andrew Hignell

County cricket will make its earliest ever start in 2012 following the announcement by the England and Wales Cricket Board of next season’s fixture schedule. The first round of first-class games start on Saturday March 31 with a series of matches … Continue reading

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Tufnell the batsman’s finest hour: Andrew Hignell

The remarkable events on the second day of the opening Test between South Africa and Australia at Cape Town and, in particular, Nathan Lyon’s achievement in top-scoring with 14 in Australia’s meagre second innings total of 47 resulted in cricket … Continue reading

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