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Ask the Spider: Ask The Spider #55
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Q: And the most Test career wickets without a 5wI?

A :Mike Hendrick (England) took 87 Test wickets with a best of four for 28.
Q: Has any player ever scored 2,000 runs in an English domestic season without a century?

A: Lancashire opener David Green scored 2037 runs in 35 matches in the 1965 season, including 14 fifties with a highest score of 85.
Q: Which Englishman has scored most runs in Ashes Tests?

A: Sir Jack Hobbs scored 3636 runs at 54.26, notching 12 centuries in 41 Ashes Tests.
Q: And who has taken most Ashes wickets for England?

A: Ian Botham leads the list wth 148 Aussie victims in 36 Tests, at a cost of 27.65 per wicket. In both batting and bowling categories, however, Australian players lead the all-time lists - Don Bradman scored 5028 runs at 89.78, and Shane Warne took 172 wickets at 22.30.
Q: When was the first occasion that a team won a First Class match without conceding a wicket?

A: In 1956, Lancashire beat Leicestershire by 10 wickets without conceding a single wicket.
Q: West Indies' Andy Ganteaume has the highest ever Test average, with 112 in his only Test innings. Has anyone else produced a century in their only Test?

A: Yes, New Zealand's Rodney Redmond scored 107 and 56 in his only Test against Pakistan at Christchurch, 1972-73.
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