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555 and all that

November 6 2017 at 9:35 PM

Alex  (Premier Login AlexRoberts)
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Speaking of Percy Holmes and his part in the famous 555 stand; is it the most famous or recognizable record or statistic in YCCC history?

What about 10-10, 341, 887 and 4,187 or even 208 & 2,385?
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Stu
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Re: 555 and all that

November 6 2017, 10:04 PM 

10-10 = Hedley Verity.

341 = highest individual score by Hirst.

887 = the highest score in the CC.

No idea of the others.

 
 
Gavin Gray
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208 & 2385

November 6 2017, 10:40 PM 

Surely that's George Hirst's wickets and runs in his amazing season.
2000 runs and 200 wkts in one season. Never been done by anyone else.

Oh and the 4187 is Wilfred Rhodes total first class wickets.


    
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Tyke1950
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November 6 2017, 10:48 PM 

I suppose one of the reasons why 555 is so well remembered is because of the symmetry of the numbers.
Some of us are old enough to remember a brand of cigarette called 'State Express 555', so named, reputedly, in honour of Holmes and Sutcliffe's achievement.
As a child, I remember my parents and grandparents would regard a pack of 200 as the ideal Christmas gift.

 
 
Stu
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November 7 2017, 12:09 PM 

Not forgetting the highest 7th wicket partnership ever in the CC - 366 (2015) and the 8th wicket of 292, in 1896 by R Peel & Lord Hawke.

Hirst is one of only three cricketers to get two centuries and 10 wickets in the same match. 1906 at Bath v Somerset - 111 & 117*, 6-70 & 5-45.

Anyone know the other two?

 
 
garywilson
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November 7 2017, 12:27 PM 

Bernie Bosanquet and Franklyn Stephenson . They both hit 2 hundreds and took 10 wickets but not 5 in each innings .

 
 
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Re: 555 and all that

November 7 2017, 4:09 PM 

Who both seemed to have another thing in common as they had famous deliveries they were known for. Stephenson slower moon ball Yorker accounted for Read among others and didn't Bosie invent some form of spinning delivery

 
 
garywilson
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November 8 2017, 1:30 PM 

The googly . Known in Australia as the bosie .

 
 
Seadog73
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Moon ball

November 8 2017, 2:42 PM 

I think it was Chris Cairns who deceived Read with Stephenson's invention. Didn't Stephenson famously dismiss someone with it in a 1980s Lord's final in TV?

 
 

Dave Morton
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November 8 2017, 4:32 PM 

Yes, I think it was Cairns who did for Read, and Stephenson deceived Thorpe? For a split second that slow ball must look like a fast beamer to the batsman; the reaction to duck is a natural one. Very scary bowler, Franklyn, and a top golfer, I read somewhere.

 
 

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November 8 2017, 5:13 PM 

Didn't Stephenson do it for Notts against Yorkshire? And Yorkshire won the match


    
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Seadog73
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November 8 2017, 6:08 PM 

Ah, it was the 1989 B&H final v Essex - Stephenson got Brian Hardie with his slower ball. Cairns got both Read and Thorpe in the 99 test series with very similar deliveries (I think).

 
 

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November 8 2017, 8:24 PM 

Here's the Franklyn Stephenson matcth from September 1988. Yorkshire won by 127 runs. Stephenson got 100 in each innings & 10 wickets

http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Yorkshire/Scorecards/50/50531.html


    
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