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Show me the funny!

by Homer

Only in the ICC Hall of Fame will

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 508 140 72.57 854 59.48 2 2 70 5 3 0

carry greater weight than

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 10 18 0 859 154 47.72 3 3 0 7 0


Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 116 185 22 6868 166 42.13

17 35 17 78 0



straight point said...

when they can see special talent in 4 tests only why bother about 10 or 100 test matches...

Gaurav Sethi said...

Homer, the 4 test wonder is Barry Richards - lived in test-denial all his life, finally they accepted him at the ICC Hall of Fame.

The last guy's stats are very similar to Ganguly's but aparently not so, who is the middle man?

Gaurav Sethi said...

Ok, the last guy's Colonel sahb

adverbin said...

The middle one seems to be Vijay Merchant. He lost the best years of his cricketing life to WWII. Not that India would have played many more tests anyway in that era. A three test series once in 2-3 years was the schedule then. Incidentally, his first class average of 72+ is seemingly next only to Bradman's 95+ (FC not Tests).

Homer said...

I have linked the stats to the CI pages - Barry Richards, Vijay Merchant and Dilip Vengsarkar.

Its funny how a 4 Test wonder (playing at home against an Australian side struggling after a 5 test series in India and pay related disputes with the Board) trumps actual achievement.

A cursory glance at the CI stats page will throw up more names with more distinguished records than Mr Richards.