Wonderful read on WG Grace

Wonderful read on WG Grace

Post by vijaykum.. » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:14:51

The incredible legacy of WG Grace

"He has ability with the bat. He has two first-class triple hundreds."
As back-handed compliments go, that's not a bad one. It came from Ravi
Shastri as Ravindra Jadeja made a sweetly struck 40-odd at the Feroz
Shah Kotla during India's first innings in the fourth Test. What
Shastri didn't say was that Jadeja's feat is actually more
extraordinary than that. Along with having another, older triple
century that slipped Shastri's mind, Jadeja this year became one of
just four players to have made two triple hundreds in the same season,
and he is in august company: the others were Donald Bradman, Bill
Ponsford and WG Grace.

Bill Ponsford got his in 1927-8, The Don eight years later in 1935-6.
WG, though, beat the world to the punch, as he so often did.

Read the rest at http://www.espncricinfo.com/blogs/content/story/626744.html

Nice job, Jon Hotten.