On This Day

Derek Pringle, Allan Lamb, David Gower and Robin Jackman
August 15, 1982 – When three England players bagged ducks after eating duck

Three England cricketers tried to break the hoodoo on that day and paid the price.

Gladstone Small 18-ball over
August 14, 1982 – Gladstone Small bowled an 18-ball over to start the game

Gladstone Small ran into Cook and Slack to bowl the first over the game that lasted as many as 18 balls!

College Ground, Cheltenham
August 15, 1893 – The first-ever wicketkeeper’s hat-trick in first-class cricket

The lesser-known hat-trick in cricket is wicketkeeper’s hat-trick which is recorded when a keeper takes a catch or effects a stumping in three consecutive deliveries.

Bruce French
Bruce French – A life full of unfortunate incidents

French was on the receiving end of many unusual accidents throughout his life.

Michael Whitney
August 12, 1981 – When Mike Whitney got a surprise call up for the Ashes

Mike Whitney was a part of his team’s home fixture against Hampshire a day before the Old Trafford Test.

Peter Smith
August 11, 1933 – England cricketer receives a fake Telegram about his Test call-up

Smith’s bad luck continued in 1939 when he was set to be part of England’s touring party for the 3-match Test series in India.

Warwick Armstrong bowling
August 10, 1909 – When an Australian bowler kept bowling trail balls for nearly 20 minutes

The 4th Test in Manchester ended in a draw with Australia reclaiming the Ashes.

Cardiff arms park
August 7, 1931 – When Surrey and Glamorgan declared their innings after facing one ball

The 1931 County Championship witnessed a first of its kind incident which hasn’t occurred in the 77 years since then.

England vs India Test Flashback: When CK Nayudu hit a six from one county to another

He hit the ball from Warwickshire and it landed in Worcestershire.