>Sunday League 1993 May 23
>50 overs per side
>Glamorgan 169-6 (NGB Cook 4-22)
>Northamptonshire 170-7 (49.4)
>NORTHAMPTONSHIRE won by 3 WICKETS
Cook does some damage against his former county. Glamorgan picking up
the rejects as usual.
>Kent 264-9 (TR Ward 131, CL Hooper 94, CL Cairns 6-52)
>Nottinghamshire 265-1 (35.2) (P Johnson 167*, RT Robinson 63*)
>NOTTINGHAMSHIRE won by 9 WICKETS
This has to be one of the biggest innings in the Sunday game. I
think it's more than Greenidge's innings against Warwicks at Edgbaston (which
I had the previlege of seeing :) ). What's the highest, Colin ? I vaguely
recall Gooch hitting 170 odd. Corrections anybody ?
Johnson's runs came in just 35.2 overs (did he open?) or else he might have
set a record.
Notts have been tipped for honours this season (as they always seem to
be). They've got excellent all-rounders in Lewis and Kiwi Chris Cairns.
Ofcourse, Chris Broad has left and returned to Gloucestershire. I remember
reading in one of the bigger English papers (Times/Telegraph, can't
remember) an article laughing off Broad's chances of playing for England when
he joined Notts. Broad wanted to play test cricket and he reckoned he
would have a better chance if he moved to a more fashionable county. Gloucs
haven't produced regular England players in years (Russell and Lawrence
are the most capped from the present team). Broad was right and he made his
test debut soon after joining Notts. But then he got into some discipline
problems both in tests and with his club. He was always rumoured to be at
loggerheads with Notts skipper and former Eng. opener, Tim Robinson. I
wonder if that had anything to do with his departure.
It's highly doubtful if he'll play test cricket again, although I
think he's still good enough. He's always been consistent. Ironically, that
infamous incident in Pak, where he refused to go came a few weeks after
he'd written an article in The Cricketer Magazine, explaining the
importance of respecting the umpire's decision ;-)
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