Mike gatting had his nose broken by a ball from Malcolm Marshall while batting v West Indies at Kingston in 1986. The ball unfortunately dropped from his nose on to the wicket.
No less than five batsmen were run out during the New Zealand innings v Sri Lanka at Sharjah in March 1988- only eight wickets fell in all.
Only four test series have ended 0-0 with all five matches being drawn. India was involved in three of them, including two in a row against Pakistan.
- Almost half of all injuries to adult cricketers occur during formal play.
- One third of cricket injuries to children occur during school hours reflecting the popularity of cricket as a school sport.
- Almost 20 per cent of injuries occur during training or practice.
The incidence of injury for first class cricketers in Victoria is approximately 333 injuries/10,000 hours played. In Australia, cricket represents 7.3 per cent of adult and 3.7 per cent of child sporting related injuries presenting to hospital emergency departments.
Banana does not grow on a tree, the banana plant does not have a woody trunk like normal tree but a false trunk. The banana is a herb, in fact the largest herb in the world.
Britain’s Roger Bannister and Australia’s John Landy had both run the mile in under four minutes when they faced each other at the British Empire Games in August 1954 in Vancouver.
The Greeks considered the champion in this event to be the greatest athlete of all, and it still figures in the second day of the decathlon.Â It is discus.
Cricket was played in Guildford in Surrey around 1500 and the earliest 11-side match was a Sussex game in 1697.
The earliest known cricket rules were written in 1744, in which Kent played All-England in a famous match.