Two hundred up.

DaveMorton

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Yes, Richard Blakey, at Easter. Blazing hot first day, then freezing. I met Andre Nel on one of our tours to S Africa, asked him if he remembered it. "Remember?" he said. "It was my first ever game in England and I had never been so cold in all my life."

Nel bowled fast, and short, and wide, and Blakey square cut him all day. It was so cold, I watched most of it from behind glass in the Long Room.
 

DaveMorton

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I've been checking up on Slow Joe. His highest f-c score was in 2007 at Tunbridge &%£<ing Wells, 187 on a turgid pitch. Anthony McGrath also made a less than fluent 100. I then had to watch James Tredwell score 116* as the game petered out on day 4. One of the most boring games ever.

I fancied a walk into the town, but the miserable ground is in a miserable estate. I had also had three nights at the worst B&B ever. a few miles out of TW near the Sussex border. The pleasant drive in each day was one of the few highlights, though Darren Gough bowled well despite breaking a finger.

I think Joe was awarded his Yorkshire Cap after this game, and never again played a decent innings. His career f-c run rate was below 38.
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Newby

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Jaques x 2, Rudolph and Khan were the missing ones. That's one small left over problem from 2022 dealt with easily enough.
 

DaveMorton

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Excellent quiz, thanks Newby. It brought back some memories. 16 different players involved.

I was sure Matthew Wood had made more 200s than this, and I was right, he had. But his first one had been in 1998, so not covered by the quiz. He was a very good player, and a big factor in our 2001 Championship title.

Adam Lyth wins with four. Four x 200 - that's a lot of cover drives!
 
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Hawke

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Excellent quiz, thanks Newby. It brought back some memories. 16 different players involved.

I was sure Matthew Wood had made more 200s than this, and I was right, he had. But his first one had been in 1998, so not covered by the quiz. He was a very good player, and a big factor in our 2001 Championship title.

Adam Lyth wins with four. Four x 200 - that's a lot of cover drives!
Yes thanks Newby well done. Very interesting table.
 

Newby

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It was interesting to compile and I went off in all sorts of tangents. Darren Lehmann like Matthew Wood scored another one which just fell outside the parameters, too early.

I didn't mark those that were not out, there were a few. Looking back into the last century Len Hutton stood out with plenty of scores over 200 and a good proportion of them not outs.

I might try one with bowlers, I have a feeling overseas signings might not figure quite so prominently.
 

Hawke

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I've been checking up on Slow Joe. His highest f-c score was in 2007 at Tunbridge &%£<ing Wells, 187 on a turgid pitch. Anthony McGrath also made a less than fluent 100. I then had to watch James Tredwell score 116* as the game petered out on day 4. One of the most boring games ever.

I fancied a walk into the town, but the miserable ground is in a miserable estate. I had also had three nights at the worst B&B ever. a few miles out of TW near the Sussex border. The pleasant drive in each day was one of the few highlights, though Darren Gough bowled well despite breaking a finger.

I think Joe was awarded his Yorkshire Cap after this game, and never again played a decent innings. His career f-c run rate was below 38.
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great photo attractive pavilion
 
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