There will always be those who fail to make the most of their talents or live up to early promise. Some are more frustrating than others, but none more so than Mark Lathwell, who Martin remembers in this feature
England all but clinch a World Cup semi-final place with a thrilling win over the West Indies at Jaipur in 1987. Graham Gooch led the way with 92 before John Emburey and Phil DeFreitas took 83 off the last ten overs to set the Windies 270 for the win. Once a run-a-ball 50 by Viv Richards came to an end victory was assured for the English, who took the match by 34 runs.