Sometime ago Ramanan Raghavendran posted a highly-researched list (after I
had posted an incomplete one) showing how the mantle of the highest
wicket-taker in Tests has passed from bowler to bowler. Unfortunately I
didn't save it when it appeared (stupid me) :-(. Did anybody save it? If
so, would he/she/they put it on cricinfo? Since it's not available in any
record book that I have seen, it ought to be one of cricinfo's very own
pieces of statistics. Also, cricinfo's list of bowlers `quickest to 100
wickets' is badly incomplete. Maybe somebody can put a more complete list?
ObCric: The Leicestershire and England batsman A.E. Knight was a devout
soul. He used to offer a prayer at the crease before taking guard. The
Nottinghamshire(?) fast bowler Walter Brearley, who hated all batsmen,
complained to the MCC that Knight was trying to gain an unfair advantage by
this and that there was no provision in the Laws for such things.
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