>Does anyone know if a bowler has ever completely snapped a stump in
>half, say half way up, in Test cricket?
Well, dunno about test cricket, but I did it once at school in the nets
when I was about 15..... the fact that the stumps were left out for months on
end during the dodgy weather of an English summer had little to do with this I
felt....... it just HAD to be my ferocious pace which I would hurl down 5
lunchtimes a week + matches, practising at all times my Dennis Lillee snarl
and occasional ***-curdling appeal (despite the cricket master's plea that
his ears and the dinner ladies were not interested if I had just almost
broken Bloggins Minor's leg in three places... Bloggins Minor never looked too
impressed with matters either....).
Looking back it appears that all my fast bowling idles were Australian -
I never once wanted to be a Bob Willis, or an Andy Roberts... the Aussies
snarled and appealed better I think. Plus trying to impersonate Bob Willis
would likely end up with a broken back or the cricket master asking if you
could bowl off-breaks.....
How did I ever end up being a wicket-keeper for God's sake???
Didds. ESOC 6100 Darmstadt Germany