Cricket Web Logo
Cricket Coach 2014 - Order Now
Cricket Web Logo
Australia Bangladesh Bermuda Canada England India Ireland Kenya Netherlands New Zealand Pakistan Scotland South Africa Sri Lanka West Indies Zimbabwe
 
Ask the Spider: Ask The Spider #124
Leave a comment »

Q: Which is the shortest completed innings ever in terms of balls bowled?

A :This occurred during the famous County Championship match between Hampshire and Warwickshire at Edgbaston in 1922, when Hampshire were skittled out for 15 in only 53 balls - incredibly, Hampshire went on to win, scoring 521 in their second innings, despite being at one point 177-6) to win by 155 runs (a more detailed description of that match can be found here). Lower totals have been recorded, most recently when Essex bowled out Surrey for 14 in 87 balls at Chelmsford in 1983, but this is the lowest recorded number of balls bowled in a completed innings. England Bs scored 6 all out vs England at Lord's in 1810, however the number of balls bowled is not recorded.
Q: Which is the highest first innings total in which the team would go on to lose?

A: In 2004 Essex scored 642 in their first innings against Glamorgan, however Glamorgan's reply of 587 coupled with Essex's subsequent second innings collapse to 165 all out saw them lose by four wickets.
Q: And conversely, which is the lowest first innings after which the team went on to win?

A: In 1827, an England XI totalled 27 in its first innings against Surrey and went on to win by 24 runs. Of course this was at a time when scoring generally was lower - since the turn of the 20th century, the lowest total to win was 31 by Gloucestershire against Middlesex at Bristol in 1924, built largely on Hammond's second innings 174* from a total of 294-9 declared. Since then, the lowest is 44 by Derbyshire vs Gloucestershire this past summer, again at Bristol.
Q: Which is the highest first innings lead after which the follow-on was not enforced?

A: During the final representative match of the 1929-30 tour, the MCC outscored West Indies by 563 runs on first innings totals (849 to 286), with Sandham scoring his famous 325. This Test was meant to be timeless, and Calthorpe did not enforce the follow on, so with a great 223 from George Headley preceding two days of rain, the result was a draw.
Q: Who holds the record for the highest individual score during the fourth innings of a first-class cricket match?

A: In 2006 at Derby, Craig White scored 260* from a total of 498, as Somerset chased a total of 578 set by Derbyshire.
Q: Who holds the record for the most consecutive matches scoring at least a century?

A: Australia's Bill Ponsford managed this feat between the winters of 1926-27 and 1927-28 - his innings during this period were 214 & 54 vs South Australia, 151 vs Queensland, 352 vs New South Wales, 108 & 84 vs South Australia, 12 & 116 vs Queensland, 131 & 7 for an Australian XI vs The Rest, 133 vs South Australia, 437 vs Queensland, 202 & 38 vs New South Wales and 336 vs South Australia. His average during this period was 158.33.
Bookmark and Share
Comments
Will you be the first to leave a comment?

Leave a comment
Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they have been approved.

Name: (required)
Email: (will not be published) (required)
Verification Image: (required)
verification image, type it in the box
Your Comments: (required)
Homepage
Recent Articles
Recent Comments
Amit
I always wondering that how many consucative overs bowled by any team (not individual)in Test and on
Jay morley
Hey spider I'm Henry Morley's grandson and yes he did score 64 off an 8 ball over! Will try upload a
Aslam Taher
But what is Sachin's contribution to indian cricket team as far as winning is concerned. We dont nee
Jan
Hello I am asking the same question as Lily Shin on 21 July 2010, looking forward to replies, Thanks
Mohammad Umair
What is the lowest total defended by a team in ODI and Test?
Lily Shih
Who can tell me what kind of lacquer should be lacquered on the top of an indoor cricket ball ?
Rich
I was presuming the question meant in finite-length Tests - the famous 1930 Sabina Test (only, of co
Tapioca
>> At The Oval in 1987, Pakistan, already one-nil up in the series going into the final match, pile
Archive