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I have a memory of being at an Essex game when my Dad said, Son, this is the greatest batsman in the world coming in to bat! Result: Sobers c Smith b Boyce 0 - and me wondering what the fuss was about. http://www.cheapcustomjerseys.us.com/MLB/Custom-Toronto-Blue-Jays/ . Did I imagine this? asked Will Elsom from England Ive looked back at all Garry Sobers appearances against Essex, and they include two ducks - both at Chelmsford in the Sunday League, in 1969 (on the first day of its first season) and in 1971. But Im afraid Sobers was run out both times, in 1971 from the first ball he faced. Keith Boyce played in both matches - he also made a duck in the first one - but Neil Smith wasnt with Essex then (his first games for them were in 1973), and the only time he faced Sobers for Essex was in 1974 … he didnt catch him then either. I suppose its possible that you went to some sort of benefit match, in which case we wouldnt have the scores on record - but I think it would have been a disappointment to the crowd (and the beneficiary!) if Sir Garry had got out for a duck in such a game!I noticed that Ken Higgs, who died recently, had a very good Test bowling average. Where does he stand among England players? asked Chris Budgett from England The former Lancashire and Leicestershire seamer Ken Higgs, who died last week aged 79, took 71 wickets in his 15 Tests, at an average of 20.74. Of bowlers who have taken 70 or more wickets for England, only two who played after the First World War have better averages: express bowler Frank Tyson took 76 wickets at 18.56, and slow left-armer Johnny Wardle 102 at 20.39. The overall list, on which Higgs is eighth, is headed by the Surrey fast-medium bowler George Lohmann, who took 122 wickets at just 10.75 runs apiece in 18 Tests between 1886 and 1896. Higgs was remembered by David Hopps in this affectionate tribute after his death.How many batsmen have been part of two Test hat-tricks? asked James Cooper from England The most notable name on this particular list is that of the South African wicketkeeper Tommy Ward, who completed a king pair by being the third victim in both of the Australian legspinner Jimmy Matthews hat-tricks at Old Trafford during the 1912 Triangular Tournament. Oddly, those were Matthews only six wickets in the match! Two other people have been part of two separate Test hat-tricks. Stuart MacGill was the middle victim of both Darren Goughs for England in Sydney in 1998-99, and Jermaine Lawsons for West Indies in Bridgetown in 2002-03. And the Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Romesh Kaluwitharana was the first to fall in Wasim Akrams hat-trick in Karachi in 1998-99, and in Abdul Razzaqs in Galle, also for Pakistan, a year later. I recently read about a double near-miss on this front: in Auckland in 1954-55, in the match in which New Zealand were all out for 26 - the lowest total in all Tests - their legspinner Alex Moir came in on a hat-trick in both innings, after Bob Appleyard had inflicted a king pair on Ian Colquhoun. Moir survived both, so Appleyard never did perform the feat. For the full list of Test hat-tricks, complete with the victims, click here. Imad Wasim scored 153 runs without being dismissed in Pakistans recent one-day series against England - was this a record? asked Shaon from BangladeshImad Wasim, who missed one of the matches through injury, did indeed score 153 runs in four not-out innings in Pakistans recent one-day series against England. The record for a series involving five or more matches, though, is 212 runs - by MS Dhoni for India at home to England in October 2011, when his scores were 87, 35, 15 and 75, all not out (he did not bat in one match). The Australian batsman Damien Martyn scored 158 runs in five not-out innings - rounding it off with 116 not out in Auckland - in a six-match series in New Zealand in 1999-2000. Aravinda de Silva scored 334 runs without being dismissed in Sri Lankas four matches of a quadrangular series at home in 1996, while Javed Miandad made 234 without getting out - including two centuries - in Pakistans four-match home series against India in 1982-83.Virender Sehwag scored 55 in both innings in a match against West Indies in November 2011. Is this the highest such double? asked Dineshwaran from India Virender Sehwags double in that match in Delhi in 2011-12, while quite unusual, is not the highest in a Test - its actually 13th on the list. On top is Duleep Mendis, who made 105 in each innings for Sri Lanka against India in Madras (now Chennai) in 1982-83, while Misbah-ul-Haq followed 101 with a very rapid 101 not out for Pakistan against Australia in Abu Dhabi in 2014-15. Alvin Kallicharran comes next, with twin 80s for West Indies against England at The Oval in 1973. One of the most famous such doubles was performed by the West Indian captain Frank Worrell in the Tied Test against Australia in Brisbane in 1960-61: he was caught by Wally Grout off Alan Davidson for 65 in both innings. In all there have been 22 instances of a batsman making two identical scores of 50 or above in a Test. Sehwags is the highest such double for India, though: next comes Sachin Tendulkars brace of 52s against Pakistan in Kolkata in 2004-05. Sehwag also made 47 in both innings against Australia at Adelaide in 2003-04.I remember Inzamam-ul-Haq getting out for obstructing the field against India. How many such instances have there been? asked Vinod from India The instance youre referring to occurred in Peshawar in February 2006. He blocked a return from Raina with his bat while standing a couple of yards out of his crease, reported Wisden, which added: Afterwards Inzamam wrote indignantly: Such not very common laws need to be explained properly and in detail, but after more than 100 Tests and 350 one-day internationals, he might have known about this one. At the time Inzamam was the third batsman to be given out obstructing the field in a one-day international; there have been three more since, most recently Ben Stokes, for England against Australia at Lords last year. There was also one such dismissal in a Test - by Englands Len Hutton against South Africa at The Oval in 1951. For the full list of unusual dismissals in Tests, click here, and for a similar list for one-day internationals, click here.Send in your questions using our feedback form. http://www.cheapcustomjerseys.us.com/MLB/ . 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Mark Cavendish claimed the Olympic medal which long proved so elusive with silver in the mens omnium -- but it was not without drama.After eight years of trying and at the third time of asking, Cavendish finished behind Italys Elia Viviani, while defending champion Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark took bronze.A mid-race crash appeared to be of Cavendishs own making and he may yet face a protest from rivals or a sanction from race officials which could deny him the podium spot.Viviani finished with 207 points, Cavendish with 194 and Hansen with 192. World champion Fernando Gaviria of Colombia was fourth on 181 points.The omnium is unpredictable and the concluding points race -- a format change since London 2012, when the time-trial was last -- means the podium can change right until the very last. That reshuffle tempted Cavendish to return to the velodrome.Viviani had 178 points, 16 clear of second-placed Cavendish entering the final discipline, the concluding 160-lap points race where the riders would add to their cumulative totals with sprints every 10 laps. Even Gaviria was not out of medal contention on 140 points, 22 behind the Briton.Gaviria tried to take a lap from the gun, but instead had to settle for winning the first sprint. And Viviani pipped Cavendish to the second sprint before Hansen launched his bid for a lap, which was successful before the sixth sprint, displacing Cavendish in silver medal position.There was some controversy when Park Sanghoon struck Cavendishs back wheel, the Briton having swung down the track moments after appearing to look in the South Koreans direction.Park tumbled, taking Viviani with him with 109 laps to go. Cavendish stayed on his bike and the Italian was swiftly back in the race, benefiting from two laps grace, as the race was neutralised with 99 laps to go to allow Park to be taken away on a stretcher.Gaviria had gained a lap by then and when the race resumed scored in the seventh sprint to move within two points of third-placed Cavendish, who restored his cushion to five by placing second to HHansen in the sprint. http:///.../Atletico-Madrid-FC/. he Briton won the ninth sprint ahead of Viviani and Gaviria and triumphed in the 12th sprint to draw level on points with Hansen. Viviani was eight points clear of the pair and Hansen scored at the 13th sprint to move two points clear of Cavendish again.Gaviria was 22 points behind and the question for Cavendish was whether to gamble a podium place in search of gold.Viviani won the 14th sprint, with 20 laps and two sprints remaining, as Cavendish drew level with Hansen once more, before moving ahead with one point at the penultimate sprint.With Viviani extending his lead, Cavendish and Hansen marked each other as Gaviria tried in vain to take another lap. Cavendish held on, although there could yet be an intervention from the officials.It ended a long wait for an Olympic medal. Cavendish was ninth in the Madison with Sir Bradley Wiggins at the 2008 Games in Beijing, suffering the ignominy of being the only member of the track team not to win a medal.He was 29th in the road race on the opening day of London 2012, as Britain felt the peloton conspired against the sprinter. The 31-year-old Manxman will be 35 by Tokyo 2020 and may have achieved everything he wishes on the road by then, so another Olympic track bid should not be discounted.He has achieved two of his 2016 goals -- the Tours yellow jersey and an Olympic medal -- and now will turn his attentions to the third, a second road race world title in Qatar in October.Britain now have four golds and three silvers from six events entered after five days of action in the velodrome. Britain did not qualify for the seventh, the womens team sprint.Three events take place on Tuesdays final day in the velodrome, with the potential for more success in the womens omnium, through Laura Trott, the mens Keirin, which features Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner, and the womens sprint, with Becky James and Katy Marchant in the quarterfinals. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '