Fastest first class 300??

Fastest first class 300??

Post by driz » Mon, 11 Jul 2005 13:44:25


Seems like GC Smith scored his triple ton quite fast. Is it or is it
closer to the fastest?
 
 
 

Fastest first class 300??

Post by John Hal » Mon, 11 Jul 2005 18:08:26


Quote:

>Seems like GC Smith scored his triple ton quite fast. Is it or is it
>closer to the fastest?

I think the fastest in terms of time (as opposed to number of balls
received) was by Macartney for the Australians vs, IIRC, Nottinghamshire
in 1921. IIRC it took him only a fraction over 4 hours.
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Fastest first class 300??

Post by Andrew Bul » Mon, 11 Jul 2005 23:57:04


Quote:


> >Seems like GC Smith scored his triple ton quite fast. Is it or is it
> >closer to the fastest?

> I think the fastest in terms of time (as opposed to number of balls
> received) was by Macartney for the Australians vs, IIRC, Nottinghamshire
> in 1921. IIRC it took him only a fraction over 4 hours.

No, it was Compton for the MCC v NE Transvaal in 1948-9 (181 minutes).
Macartney's took 205 minutes.

 
 
 

Fastest first class 300??

Post by driz » Tue, 12 Jul 2005 03:51:42

Quote:





> > >Seems like GC Smith scored his triple ton quite fast. Is it or is it
> > >closer to the fastest?

> > I think the fastest in terms of time (as opposed to number of balls
> > received) was by Macartney for the Australians vs, IIRC, Nottinghamshire
> > in 1921. IIRC it took him only a fraction over 4 hours.

> No, it was Compton for the MCC v NE Transvaal in 1948-9 (181 minutes).
> Macartney's took 205 minutes.

I was refering to fastest in terms of balls.
 
 
 

Fastest first class 300??

Post by Andrew Bul » Tue, 12 Jul 2005 03:57:46


Quote:





> > > >Seems like GC Smith scored his triple ton quite fast. Is it or is it
> > > >closer to the fastest?

> > > I think the fastest in terms of time (as opposed to number of balls
> > > received) was by Macartney for the Australians vs, IIRC,
Nottinghamshire
> > > in 1921. IIRC it took him only a fraction over 4 hours.

> > No, it was Compton for the MCC v NE Transvaal in 1948-9 (181 minutes).
> > Macartney's took 205 minutes.

> I was refering to fastest in terms of balls.

Well, the number of balls faced by Compton (and probably by Macartney) is
unknown.
Smith faced 249 balls.
Viv Richards faced 258 balls in his innings of 322 at the same ground -
don't know how many the 300 took, or if that would be the known record.
 
 
 

Fastest first class 300??

Post by Andrew Dunfor » Tue, 12 Jul 2005 07:54:14


Quote:







> > > > >Seems like GC Smith scored his triple ton quite fast. Is it or is
it
> > > > >closer to the fastest?

> > > > I think the fastest in terms of time (as opposed to number of balls
> > > > received) was by Macartney for the Australians vs, IIRC,
> Nottinghamshire
> > > > in 1921. IIRC it took him only a fraction over 4 hours.

> > > No, it was Compton for the MCC v NE Transvaal in 1948-9 (181 minutes).
> > > Macartney's took 205 minutes.

> > I was refering to fastest in terms of balls.

> Well, the number of balls faced by Compton (and probably by Macartney) is
> unknown.
> Smith faced 249 balls.
> Viv Richards faced 258 balls in his innings of 322 at the same ground -
> don't know how many the 300 took, or if that would be the known record.

Ken Rutherford's 317 at Scarborough in 1986 occupied 245 balls in total.
Again, I don't know how many balls he took to reach 300.

Andrew