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Ask the Spider: Ask The Spider #102
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Q: How many players have scored a double century for their maiden Test century?

A :So far thirty players have opened their account in this way, the first and so far highest being Reginald Foster's 287 in the timeless Sydney Ashes Test of 1902-03. Foster, coming in at number five, shared in a fifth wicket stand of 192 with Len Braund and scored his runs from a total of 460. Foster would never again score a century in test cricket.
Q: And who achieved this most recently?

A: Jason Gillespie, sent in as a nightwatchman against Bangladesh in Chittagong in 2006, compiled 201* whilst sharing in a fourth wicket stand of 320 with Mike Hussey. Not surprisingly Australia won by an innings and 80 runs.
Q: Has anyone ever achieved a double century in their final Test match?

A: Actually someone has recorded a triple century in their final test, England's Andy Sandham scoring 325 against West Indies at Kingston in 1930 (including a seven and a five and made while wearing a pair of shoes borrowed from his captain, Patsy Hendren), which was at that time a world record and the first ever Test triple. Besides Sandham, four players have ended their Test careers with a double century, namely Bill Ponsford (266 against England at the Oval in 1934), Seymour Nurse (258 vs New Zealand at Christchurch in 1968-69, Aravinda de Silva (206 against Bangladesh at Colombo in 2002-03) and the aforementioned Jason Gillespie, who's first was also his last.
Q: Who is the youngest player to have scored a double century in a Test?

A: The youngest player to have scored a double century was Pakistan's Javed Miandad, who was aged 19 years and 141 days when he scored 206 against New Zealand at Karachi in 1976.
Q: And the oldest?

A: Eric Rowan was seven days past his 42nd birthday when he amassed 236 against England at Leeds in 1951.
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