Thursday, May 31, 2007


Picture No 6 was Ekath Solkar - the Indian left arm seamer who reduced Geoffrey Boycott to a blubbering wreck in 1974 by getting him out for under 20 four times in six innings. Sir Geoffrey was so traumatised by this that he 'retired' from international cricket for three years!

Graham Roope's unique feat was to be the non-striker when a batsman scored their hundredth hundred - twice! Boycott at Headingley in 1977 is the memorable one, but he was also present in the middle when John Edrich reached the milestone a year later.

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