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Ask the Spider: Ask The Spider #56
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Q: Which player has the highest final innings in Tests?

A :West Indies Seymour Nurse scored 258 in his final innings, against New Zealand at Christchurch in 1968-69.
Q: Did any of the players who achieved 1,000 in May in the English domestic season include a duck?

A: Surprisingly yes - Bill Edrich's sequence in 1938 included a duck, and was also unique in that all of his runs were made at Lord's.
Q: Who were the non-strikers when Sobers, Shastri, Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes in an over?

A: John Parkin, Ghulam Parkar, Jacques Kallis, MS Dhoni.
Q: Is Ottis Gibson the oldest, at 38, ever to take 10 wickets in an innings?

A: No, there have actually been ten occurrences with bowlers over 40! Bill Bestwick was the eldest, taking 10 for 40 for Derbyshire against Glamorgan in 1921 when aged 46.
Q: What's the lowest team total above 100 which has not been achieved in a Test match?

A: 525.
Q: What's the most number of dismissals in a Test which didn't involve the WK?

A: 39, in this match between Australia and England at Sydney in January 1887.
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