Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Cricket

Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Cricket

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200 brilliant and bizarre curiosities highlighting the First, Last and Onlys that have occurred during the illustrious history of this sport - from the determined cricketers fined for playing on the Sabbath to the only virtuoso to score a century and take all ten wickets in a single innings. This absorbing collection of stories is guaranteed to enthral and includes some of the greatest gentleman to have graced the field of play, such as: The first player to bat on all 5 days of a test match. The last incidence of under-armed bowling in an international match. The only father and son to score centuries in the same First Class innings.Delight in a myriad of facts that you never knew about this glorious game.Presenting the most amazing cricket facts from the last 500 years Paul Donnelley ... The googly was invented by B.J.T. Bosanquet a€“ hence its name Bosie in Australia a€“ in 1897 while he was playing the game ... Samuel Coe was on 98 when he faced Bosanquet a€“ the ball bounced four times before Coe missed it and he wasanbsp;...

Title:Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Cricket
Author:Paul Donnelley
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2010-10-04


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