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 #61
Leave a comment »

Q: How can I find a summary of all ODIs, with home, away, and neutral ground results?

A :At the conclusion of Pakistan's "home" ODI series against Australia in Abu Dhabi, the tables read thus:
Home: played 1948, won 1078, lost 780, tied 17, 73 started but not completed.
Away: played 1948, won 780, lost 1078, tied 17, 73 started but not completed (obviously, the direct inverse of home)
Neutral: played 901, 870 with wins or losses, 6 ties, 25 started but not completed
Q: What's the most consecutive not-outs for England in Test cricket?

A: Five - a record shared by Harry Howell, Richard Illingworth, Derek Shackleton, John Snow, Derek Underwood and Bob Willis. Of these, only Snow was a batsman of any note at all.
Q: And how about the most at the start of a career? For all teams.

A: It's five again - this time shared by Australia's Alan Connolly, New Zealand's Frank Cameron and South Africa's David Terbrugge and James Blackenberg.
Q: Did Dayle and Richard Hadlee ever open the bowling together in a Test? And if so are they the only brothers to do so?

A: Yes, just once - against Australia at Adelaide Oval in 1973/74. This is the only time two full brothers have opened together in Tests, though Pedro Collins and Fidel Edwards, who are half-brothers, also did it against England at Kensington Oval in 2004.
Q: What's the most number of consecutive ODIs missed between appearances?

A: Jeff Wilson, the Kiwi all-rounder and (much more famously) All Black winger, appeared in 1992/93, but due to his rugby career did not play again until 2004/05. In between New Zealand's ODI side competed in 271 games. He is well ahead of his nearest current rivals, Errol Stewart (218 for South Africa) and Sairaj Bahutule (196 for India).
Q: Who is the oldest cricketer to captain for the first time in a Test?

A: Australia's Warren Bardsley had never led in a Test before when his side begun the Third Test of the 1926 Ashes in England, despite a long and distinguished career - he was aged 43 years 216 days old at the start of the match. But with Herbie Collins unfit, he was asked to lead the side, and did. The next-oldest first-time captain is Nelson Betancourt, who was 42 years 242 days old when he led West Indies in the Second Test of their inaugural home series against England in 1930 (this series was not recognised as Test cricket at the time). It was Betancourt's only Test.
Bookmark and Share
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)
Recent Articles
Recent Comments
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
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 ?
I was presuming the question meant in finite-length Tests - the famous 1930 Sabina Test (only, of co
>> At The Oval in 1987, Pakistan, already one-nil up in the series going into the final match, pile