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    The best/your favourite nightwatchman innings

    Brought to mind by the Bishoo Nightwatchman GOAT thread, everyone loves a good innings from a nightwatchman (unless it's against your team, of course). So lets fondly reminisce about our favourite nightwatchman innings, test or FC:

    Gillespie's double probably the best - even against early Bangladesh, 201* is pretty special.

    Alex Tudor's 99* was great too, especially given the level of scoring seen in the match so far. Shame he didn't quite reach the ton

    Derek Underwood's only FC century, in a low-scoring affair which ended up as a tie

    Looking forward to learning about some great rearguards from nightwatchman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bijed View Post
    Alex Tudor's 99* was great too, especially given the level of scoring seen in the match so far. Shame he didn't quite reach the ton
    This was the first one I thought of when I saw the title of the thread. I hated every minute of it, but it was an excellent performance.

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    Larwood's 98
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    Tudor 99 not out

    Graham Thorpe is a C....

    Comes in hitting boundaries instead of batting for Tudorís hundred. Still the most selfish and self centred D-headed innings Iíve ever seen from an English player

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    Paratha at lunch time was delicious

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    Oh, slippy! You shouldn't be talking about paratha at lunch time etc. unless your team is doing really badly (by doing really badly I mean getting annihilated) and you
    a. don't want to talk about cricket.
    b. don't want any one else to even think about cricket.

    That is the Cricketweb protocol; so nothing more about parathas please, unless you are a secret Bangladesh supporter.

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    Def Tudor

    Gillespies was against minnows
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    Larwood's 98
    Particularly as he went out to bat determined to get out, furious with Jardine for making him bat. The close came when he was on 5. Still livid the next day he went out and blazed away until his partner (Maurice Leyland) pointed out to him he was on 98* at which point he finally held back on a shot and put up a catch to Dainty Ironmonger, 50 years old and in no way noted for his fielding (or batting)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    Def Tudor

    Gillespies was against minnows
    Bangladesh nearly beat Australia in the first game of that series, TBF.
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    Eddie Hemmings 95 at the scg in 82/83 was a great night watchman dig.
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    Nasim-ul Ghani, the 1st nightwatchman to score a century warrants a mention

    2nd Test, Pakistan tour of England at London, Jun 21-23 1962 | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo
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    Not every one has to be a big score. It should be the importance and value of the innings to the game. Having said that I can't really remember any examples.

    But Gillespie's was probably one of the most useless. He could have gotten out first ball and the outcome of the game wouldn't have changed an iota. Aus might have lost an extra few wickets but they'd still have probably declared on the same score.

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    No, it was needed so that he had a test ton and Shane Warne didn't.
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    Rubbed it into warne so much that he made a 100 for each of warnes 99s.
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    Had a nice paratha in the morning with some tea and biscuits
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