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Alletson's last 89 in 15 Minutes..

Postby givemeahug786 » Sun May 19, 2019 1:59 pm

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Deryck Murray finished with 189 Test victims in 62 Tests

1943
In Trinidad, one of West Indies' finest wicketkeepers is born. Deryck Murray was a soothing presence behind the stumps in 62 Tests between 1963 - when he made his debut at Old Trafford aged 20, and snared 24 scalps in the series - and 1980. When he was left out of the Trinidad Test the following winter, locals boycotted the match and the pitch was vandalised. As well as being undemonstrative, efficient, and totally reliable with the gloves on, the boyish Murray turned himself into a useful batsman. Though he never managed a Test hundred, he made 11 fifties, four of them in Australia in 1975-76, when more illustrious batsmen were being blown away by Lillee and Thomson. He later became a significant administrative figure.

1944
The Gnome is born. The popular Keith Fletcher was a fine batsman and captain of Essex, and though his Test career was a success, he sometimes struggled to impose himself at the top level. He averaged only 19 after 17 Tests, but then came a steady stream of match-saving, and occasionally match-winning, centuries, including 146 in Melbourne in 1974-75. The Centenary Test two years later seemed to be his last, but he returned to captain England in India in 1981-82. England lost the first Test and players and spectators were bored to tears as the remaining five snoozed to draws. Fletcher was also the captain when England took on Sri Lanka in that team's inaugural Test straight after, but was then dumped, this time for good.

1977
Birth of Anjum Chopra, a left-handed opener for India who has been compared to David Gower. Chopra was one of India's premier batsmen and played in four World Cups. She was rewarded for her consistent performance over the years when she won the Arjuna award, one of India's highest sporting honours, in 2007. She played her final game for India in 2012, and then got into television commentary.

1911
One of the most remarkable onslaughts of all time, at Hove, where Ted :dance: Alletson and William Riley added 152 for Nottinghamshire's tenth wicket against Sussex. That only tells half the story, though, because when the carnage ended Riley was left on 10 not out. Alletson smeared 189 in 90 minutes of mayhem. In the 50 minutes before lunch he scored a sedate 47; in the seven overs after the interval he smashed 115 out of 120, and his last 89 came in 15 minutes. It was his only first-class hundred.

1965
A shock for the members at Middlesbrough, as Yorkshire were skittled for their lowest-ever total, a pathetic 23, by Hampshire. The side included some big names: Boycott, Hampshire, Close, Sharpe, Illingworth and Trueman, but after a sound start Yorkshire tumbled from 7 for 0 to 13 for 8. Yorkshire had also been 47 for 7 in their first innings, and only a rumbustious 55 from Trueman got them anywhere near eventual first-innings parity. Hampshire needed just 20 to win; they scraped home in eight overs with ten wickets to spare.

1956
Birth of the Australian opener Andrew Hilditch, a qualified solicitor. But as a batsman, Hilditch never managed to cut out the hook, a stroke that consistently brought about his downfall. Both his Test centuries came in the space of three innings, against West Indies and England in a purple patch in 1984-85, but his penchant for the fatal hook shot soon became a standing joke on that England tour of 1985. He played only one Test after that - and he was out twice hooking Richard Hadlee. Hilditch had no reasonable defence, and was dumped for good as Australia turned to Geoff Marsh and David Boon. Hilditch was also Test cricket's second handled-the-ball victim: in Perth in 1978-79, he was the non-striker when he returned a loose throw to the bowler, Sarfraz Nawaz, who appealed, whereupon Hilditch was given out. He served as Australia's chairman of selectors in the mid-2000s.

1989
Birth of England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor, who burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old in 2006 with a run-a-ball 61 in her fourth ODI against India. A maiden century followed, early the next year against Australia in Chennai. Taylor was part of the England sides that won the World Cup and World T20 in 2009. As a keeper, she has claimed some sharp dismissals standing up to the stumps. After the 2016 World T20, she announced she would be taking an indefinite break from the game, at 26. She returned a year later to play (and win) the World Cup at home.

1982
Birth of Imran Farhat, a free-stroking left-hand Pakistan batsman. Farhat was born into a sporting family; his father and one sister played badminton, another sister played hockey and brother Humayun represented Pakistan in cricket. Farhat made a century in his sixth Test, against South Africa in 2003, and another against India four Tests later. In 2007 upset at being overlooked by the selectors, Farhat joined the Indian Cricket League. He returned to the fold in 2009, scoring an unbeaten century in Napier in his comeback series, but faded out of the Test side a year later - though he played a match in 2013, and also made an ODI comeback that year.


Other birthdays : May 20th
1947 Gopal Bose (India)
1963 Dipak Chudasama (Kenya)
1967 Sandra Kottman (Netherlands)
1974 Sajjad Ahmed (Bangladesh)
1978 Ramesh Powar (India)
1982 Kaushal Lokuarachchi (Sri Lanka)

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Re: Alletson's last 89 in 15 Minutes..

Postby Daanav » Mon May 20, 2019 8:45 am

Edwin Boaler Alletson is the picture of my Avatar here. I have mentioned that before.

John Arlott has analysed that innings and written a book about it. He has proved that the last 89 runs could not have been in 15 minutes largely because balls were lost and had to be replaced twice in that period. He reckons it took between 22 and 24 minutes.

Alletson scored 189 runs in that utterly memorable innings, his one and only big score. Through the rest of his career, he did very little with bat or ball.

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Re: Alletson's last 89 in 15 Minutes..

Postby givemeahug786 » Tue May 21, 2019 10:57 pm

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Re: Alletson's last 89 in 15 Minutes..

Postby Daanav » Wed May 22, 2019 6:08 pm

Another remarkable but not often mentioned thing about that innings by Alletson is that he was actually NOT OUT when he literally walked off. Cox was the bowler for Sussex and Alletson lofted him for what was certainly yet another six. The ball was caught by Sussex vice-captain C L A Smith beyond the boundary line - he was in fact standing against the grandstand when he caught it (a fact reported in all local newspapers the following day). One of Notts players ran out of the pavilion to stop Alletson from walking off but the latter reportedly remarked that his team (Nottinghamshire) needed time to try and bowl Sussex out in the time that remained and thereby win the match. They almost did, Sussex finishing the day at 213 for 8 and drawing the game.

Two of Alletson's sixes in that innings went right into the main pavilion. One smashed the clock and other crashed through the window of the member's lounge and smashed several bottles in the bar.

The odd part is that unlike most modern day big-hitters, Ted Alletson used a very light bat. It weighed only 2lb 3oz (993 Grams), which was about 30% lighter than Gayle's bat (1.27 Kg).