Post 4: Posted by Robert Cooke on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 13:11

Ha ha, I am the keeper! I was only upset as I don't get many stumping and I need the fantasy league points. That would have bagged me 50 points!!

That said, the umpire did explain that he couldn't see it, so that's fair enough. I was upset at the time (and had a little sulk), but recognise you guys all play fairly and so no harm done.

Good luck for next week, see you for the return match in July.

smiley for :D

Post 3: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 13:01

Oh and we did get our umpire to explain himself about the stumping and it seemed to me he just genuinely hadn't seen it as well as the keeper - he did think the foot hadn't moved when it must have done to get the keeper so worked up.

It wouldn't be the first one we'd got wrong, though normally we give our batsmen out when we shouldn't!

Post 2: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 12:32

I think we reached my physical limit there Rob - and our Skipper won't be that accomodating normally!

Cheers for stopping by, our oppos are always welcome on here.

Post 1: Posted by Robert Cooke on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 08:58

Following Colin Wouldhams amazing bowling performance on sunday, I did some research and here's what I found:

The most successive maiden overs in a Test is 21, by the Indian slow left-armer Bapu Nadkarni, in the first Test against England in Madras in 1963-64, when his overall figures were an astonishing 32-27-5-0. Nadkarni bowled 131 successive dot-balls in that spell, but that didn't break the Test record, which remains 137, by the South African offspinner Hugh Tayfield against England in Durban in 1956-57. Those were eight-ball overs, though, so Tayfield managed "only" 16 maidens in that spell, which spanned both innings.

Wisden's report wasn't too complimentary:
"Nadkarni bowled 131 balls without conceding a run, but his economy did no service to his side, for whom wickets, not runs, were the main consideration. The better bowling was done by leg spinner Borde, the major wicket taker, who allowed only 132 runs in 89.4 overs."

So there you have it Colin, you didn't even get half way mate. Your gonna need some longer spells if you want to break that record!!!

Looking forward to the rematch,
Rob 'I can't believe that wasn't a stumping' Cooke