Cricket: How England's Test averages have changed: End-of-tour reports

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----------------------------------------------------------------- ENGLAND'S RECORD IN THE CARIBBEAN ----------------------------------------------------------------- 23-26 Jan Antigua XI, Antigua, Won by 203 runs 29-31 St Kitts and Nevis, St Kitts, Match drawn 3-6 Feb Leeward Islands, Antigua, Won by seven wickets 10-13 Barbados, Barbados, Match drawn 16 1st one-day international, Barbados, Won by 61 runs 19-24 FIRST TEST, Jamaica, Lost by eight wickets 26 2nd one-day international, Jamaica, Lost on faster scoring rate 2 March 3rd one-day international, St Vincent, Lost by 165 runs 5 4th one-day international, Trinidad, Lost on scor ing rate 6 5th one-day international, Trinidad, Won on faster scoring rate 10-13 WI Board President's XI, Guyana, Match drawn 17-22 SECOND TEST, Guyana, Lost by innings and 44 runs 25-30 THIRD TEST, Trinidad, Lost by 147 runs 2-5 April WI Board XI, Grenada, Lost by 8 wickets 8-13 FOURTH TEST, Barbados, Won by 208 runs 16-21 FIFTH TEST, Antigua, Match drawn -----------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------- WEST INDIES TEST AVERAGES ----------------------------------------------------------------- BATTING ----------------------------------------------------------------- M I NO R HS Ave 100 50 Ca St B C Lara 5 8 0 798 375 99.75 2 2 9 0 J C Adams 5 7 1 374 137 62.33 1 2 8 0 S Chanderpaul 4 6 1 288 77 57.60 0 4 3 0 K L T Arthurton 5 7 0 273 126 39.00 1 1 1 0 D L Haynes 4 7 1 217 63 36.17 0 1 0 0 J R Murray 1 1 0 34 34 34.00 0 0 3 0 R B Richardson 4 7 1 163 63 27.17 0 1 4 0 S C Williams 1 2 1 24 *21 24.00 0 0 0 0 W K M Benjamin 5 6 0 138 44 23.00 0 0 3 0 P V Simmons 2 4 1 50 *22 16.67 0 0 0 0 C E L Ambrose 5 6 0 91 44 15.17 0 0 1 0 K C G Benjamin 5 6 2 58 *43 14.50 0 0 0 0 J Murray 4 5 1 46 *27 11.50 0 0 10 0 C A Walsh 5 6 2 42 *18 10.50 0 0 1 0 * denotes not out. ----------------------------------------------------------------- BOWLING ----------------------------------------------------------------- O M R W Ave 5w 10w BB C E L Ambrose 224.2 59 519 26 19.96 2 1 6-24 K C G Benjamin 182.5 38 566 22 25.73 1 0 6-66 C A Walsh 227.2 44 646 19 34.00 1 0 5-94 W K M Benjamin 190.2 48 498 12 41.50 0 0 3-76 J C Adams 50.5 8 173 4 43.25 0 0 2-74 K L T Arthurton 5 1 9 0 0.00 0 0 0-5 P V Simmons 3 1 4 0 0.00 0 0 0-4 S Chanderpaul 65 10 209 1 209.00 0 0 1-94 -----------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------- HOW ENGLAND'S TEST AVERAGES HAVE CHANGED ----------------------------------------------------------------- MIKE ATHERTON ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 26. Previous England tours: Aus/NZ (90-91), India/Sri Lanka (92-93). NOT, as some believe, an egghead captain in the Brearley class, as Brearley was clever enough never to captain England against the West Indies. Leadership and batting both enhanced under trying circumstances, and player of the tour. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 29 55 1 1927 151 35.68 3 15 24 - Tour 5 9 0 510 144 56.66 2 2 3 - Overall 34 64 1 2437 151 38.68 5 17 27 - Bowling Balls Runs W Ave Best 5WI 10WM SR Before tour 366 282 1 282.00 1-60 - - 366.00 Tour - - - - - - - - Overall 366 282 1 282.00 1-60 - - 366.00 ----------------------------------------------------------------- ANDREW CADDICK ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 25. No previous England tours. HAS proved himself to be talented, if not quite as talented as his general demeanour suggests he thinks he is. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 4 8 1 101 25 14.42 - - 2 - Tour 4 6 1 69 29* 13.80 - - 2 - Overall 8 14 2 170 29* 14.16 - - 4 - Bowling Balls Runs W Ave Best 5wi 10wm SR Before tour 918 488 5 97.60 3-32 - - 183.60 Tour 1022 545 18 30.27 6-65 2 - 56.77 Overall 1940 1033 23 44.91 6-65 2 - 84.34 ----------------------------------------------------------------- ANGUS FRASER ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 28. Previous England tours: India (Nehru Cup) and WI (89-90), Aus/NZ (BNZ Cup) (90-91). ENGLAND'S best bowler, but gets through more work than a Skegness donkey, and his body is showing more signs of wear and tear. Huge trier, and bollocks himself as much as team- mates with memorable expletives. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 12 16 1 129 29 8.60 - - 2 - Tour 4 6 3 11 8* 3.66 - - 2 - Overall 16 22 4 140 29 7.77 - - 4 - Bowling Balls Runs W Ave Best 5wi 10wm SR Before tour 3381 1386 55 25.20 6-82 5 - 61.47 Tour 1013 443 16 27.68 8-75 1 - 63.31 Overall 4394 1829 71 25.76 8-75 6 - 61.88

----------------------------------------------------------------- GRAEME HICK ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 27. Previous England tours: NZ and Aus/NZ (World Cup) (91-92); India/Sri Lanka (92-93). AVOIDED the pre-tour prognosis of several journeys being undertaken by ambulance, but still not convincing against the short stuff. Also dropped six consecutive Test catches, and may be inhibited by the big occasion. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 18 31 0 972 178 31.35 1 5 27 - Tour 5 9 0 316 96 35.11 - 2 3 - Overall 23 40 0 1288 178 32.20 1 7 30 - Bowling Balls Runs W Ave Best 5wi 10wm SR Before tour 1445 598 14 42.71 4-126 - - 103.21 Tour 462 198 2 99.00 1-3 - - 231.00 Overall 1907 796 16 49.75 4-126 - - 119.18 ----------------------------------------------------------------- ALAN IGGLESDEN ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 29. No previous England tours. ALAN who? Alleged to have been spotted ferrying out drinks and fresh batting gloves, but is in fact officially missing, and thought to be sharing a Caribbean timeshare cottage with Shergar and Lord Lucan. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 1 1 1 2 2* - - - 1 - Tour 2 4 2 4 3* 2.00 - - - - Overall 3 5 3 6 3* 3.00 - - 1 - Bowling Balls Runs W Ave Best 5wi 10wm SR Before tour 222 146 3 48.66 2-91 - - 74.00 Tour 333 183 3 61.00 1-36 - - 111.00

----------------------------------------------------------------- CHRIS LEWIS ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 26. Previous England tours: WI (89-90), Aus (90-91), NZ and Aus/NZ (World Cup) (91-92), India/Sri Lanka (92-93). WHEN will the real Chris Lewis stand up? That's what the physio wants to know as well. An enigma. The press spent his early England career writing 'should do better'. Now they're not so sure that, when the heat is on, he can. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 20 31 1 771 117 25.70 1 3 18 - Tour 5 9 1 170 75* 21.25 - 1 2 - Overall 25 40 2 941 117 24.76 1 4 20 - Bowling Balls Runs W Ave Best 5wi 10wm SR Before tour 4152 2068 52 39.76 6-111 2 - 79.84 Tour 1011 553 14 39.50 4-61 - - 72.21 Overall 5163 2621 66 39.71 6-111 2 - 78.22 ----------------------------------------------------------------- DEVON MALCOLM ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 31. Previous England tours: WI (89-90), Aus (90-91); India/Sri Lanka (92-93). TOUR ended with knee injury during the first Test, and still waiting for a chance to bowl at Walsh after his going over in Jamaica. When he does, it might be the first case of Malcolm being accurate without threatening to hit the stumps. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 25 37 13 130 15* 5.41 - - 3 - Tour 1 2 0 24 18 12.00 - - - - Overall 26 39 13 154 18 5.92 - - 3 - Bowling Balls Runs W Ave Best 5wi 10wm SR Before tour 5607 3084 83 37.15 6-77 4 1 67.55 Tour 168 132 3 44.00 3-113 - - 56.00 Overall 5775 3216 86 37.39 6-77 4 1 67.15

----------------------------------------------------------------- GRAHAM THORPE ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 24. No previous England tours. ATHERTON stuck by him, and was probably ordered to after all the cash the TCCB have forked out to send him on four consecutive A tours. Miscast at No 3, but played crucial part in Barbados win with fine innings at No 6. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 3 6 1 230 114* 46.00 1 1 5 - Tour 5 9 0 239 86 26.55 - 2 7 - Overall 8 15 1 469 114* 33.50 1 3 12 - Bowling Balls Runs W Ave Best 5wi 10wm SR Before tour 36 14 0 - - - - - Tour 12 1 0 - - - - - Overall 48 15 0 - - - - - ----------------------------------------------------------------- MARK RAMPRAKASH ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 24. Previous England tours: NZ (91-92). ODDLY left out of first Test, but survived the rest despite string of low scores. Has a Hick-like talent, but an early Hick-like Test average, and needs to produce the breakthrough innings - pretty soon. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 10 17 1 311 64 19.43 - 1 7 - Tour 4 7 0 73 23 10.42 - - 2 - Overall 14 24 1 384 64 16.69 - 1 9 - Bowling Balls Runs W Ave Best 5wi 10wm SR Before tour 7 8 0 - - - - - Tour 120 48 0 - - - - - Overall 127 56 0 - - - - - ----------------------------------------------------------------- IAN SALISBURY ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 24. Previous England tours: India/Sri Lanka (92-93). SHONE early on, and always threatened to take wickets, but England finally replaced him with Tufnell after deciding that figures of 10 for 600 were unlikely to win many Test matches. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 4 7 0 136 50 19.42 - 1 2 - Tour 2 4 0 63 36 15.75 - - 1 - Overall 6 11 0 199 50 18.09 - 1 3 - Bowling Balls Runs W Ave Best 5wi 10wm SR Before tour 733 536 8 67.00 3-49 - - 91.62 Tour 408 276 7 39.42 4-163 - - 58.28 Overall 1141 812 15 54.13 4-163 - - 76.06

----------------------------------------------------------------- ROBIN SMITH ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 30. Previous England tours: India (Nehru Cup) and WI (89-90), Aus/NZ (BNZ Cup) (90-91), NZ and Aus/NZ (World Cup) (91-92); India/Sri Lanka (92-93). ACCUSED by his own team manager (maybe as a deliberate ploy) of having developed a keener eye for a business deal than a cricket ball. Ploy, if indeed it was, worked in Antigua, and Smith remains a class act. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 45 84 14 3237 148* 46.24 8 22 31 - Tour 5 9 0 320 175 35.55 1 1 1 - Overall 50 93 14 3557 175 45.02 9 23 32 - Bowling Balls Runs W Ave Best 5wi 10wm SR Before tour 24 6 0 - - - - - Tour - - - - - - - - Overall 24 6 0 - - - - - ----------------------------------------------------------------- ALEC STEWART ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 31. Previous England tours: India (Nehru Cup) and WI (89-90), Aus/NZ (BNZ Cup) (90-91), NZ and Aus/NZ (World Cup) (91-92); India/Sri Lanka (92-93). REMARKABLE player in many ways, not least for the fact that he has taken on Geoff Boycott as his personal advisor, and still plays wonderfully uninhibited strokes. Now a class opener, but would still be a perfect No 3. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 32 60 4 2083 190 37.19 4 11 46 4 Tour 5 9 0 477 143 53.00 2 2 2 - Overall 37 69 4 2560 190 39.38 6 13 48 4 Bowling Balls Runs W Ave Best 5wi 10wm SR Before tour - - - - - - - - Tour 20 13 0 - - - - - Overall 20 13 0 - - - - - ----------------------------------------------------------------- MATTHEW MAYNARD ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 28. No previous England tours. RARELY out of the company of Robin Smith on tour, which perhaps explains shortage of runs. Talented, but apparently unable to apply it at this level, and has spent as much time jogging back to the team hotel as batting. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 3 6 0 52 20 8.66 - - 2 - Tour 1 2 0 35 35 17.50 - - 1 - Overall 4 8 0 87 35 10.87 - - 3 - Maynard has not bowled in a Test match.

----------------------------------------------------------------- JACK RUSSELL ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 30. Previous England tours: Pakistan (87-88); India (Nehru Cup) and WI (89-90), Aus/NZ (BNZ Cup) (90-91), NZ (91-92). STILL as loveably eccentric as ever, but his wicketkeeping has slipped from his own high standards on this tour. Has gone from England's Mr Stumping, to England's missed a stumping. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 31 49 10 1060 128* 27.17 1 3 80 8 Tour 5 9 1 195 62 24.37 - 1 10 - Overall 36 58 11 1255 128* 26.70 1 4 90 8 Russell has not bowled in a Test match. ----------------------------------------------------------------- PHIL TUFNELL ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 27. Previous England tours: Aus/NZ (BNZ Cup) (90-91); NZ and Aus/NZ (World Cup) (91-92), India/Sri Lanka (92-93). SPENT most of the tour, mysteriously, with spinning finger scratching his head as England Test teams were pinned to the notice board. Did not, though, use it to press self-destruct button through boredom, and a more mature character. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 15 23 13 56 22* 5.60 - - 5 - Tour 2 2 1 0 0* 0.00 - - 2 - Overall 17 25 14 56 22* 5.09 - - 7 - Bowling Balls Runs W Ave Best 5wi 10wm SR Before tour 4124 1826 50 36.52 7-47 4 1 82.48 Tour 678 291 4 72.75 3-100 - - 169.50 Overall 4802 2117 54 39.20 7-47 4 1 88.92 ----------------------------------------------------------------- NASSER HUSSAIN ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 26. Previous England tours: India (Nehru Cup) and WI (89-90). GUEST appearances during Test match lunch breaks for a brief knock-up on the outfield, and No 1 choice as deputy fielder when someone nips off for a fresh shirt or call of nature. Unlucky not to play at least one Test. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 7 13 2 284 71 25.81 - 1 3 - Hussain has not bowled in a Test match. ----------------------------------------------------------------- STEVE WATKIN ----------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 29. No previous tours. GENIAL tourist of the squad award, but with as high an invisibility quotient as Igglesden. Won pounds 1,500 by backing Wales at 33-1 for the rugby union championship, but blew his Test chance in Presidents' in Guyana. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batting M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St Before tour 3 5 0 25 13 5.00 - - 1 - Bowling Balls Runs W Ave Best 5wi 10wm SR Before tour 534 305 11 27.72 4-65 - - 48.54 * denotes not out SR denotes strike rate -----------------------------------------------------------------

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