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Q. When was the last time an English bowler took 100 first-class wickets in a season and did not make the winter tour? And what does Andy Caddick have to do?

A. Neil Radford, the Worcestershire seam bowler, took more than 100 first class wickets in a season twice in three years - 101 in 1985 and 109 in 1987 - and did not earn a tour place on either occasion. He made just three Test appearances, all on home soil.

Clive T O'Donnell, Stafford

A. Bob Appleyard took more than 200 wickets in the early 1950s. This magnificent bowler, though, suffered with illness. What records would have been broken if he had had a clean bill of health?

Kevin Maguire, Batley

A. In the 1991 season, Neil Foster of Essex took 102 wickets but was banned from touring with England, having played on a rebel tour of South Africa. As for Andrew Caddick, I suggest he joins Surrey - it has not done the Hollioakes or Alex Tudor any harm!

Tim Mickleburgh, Grimsby

Q. Has any British sportsman apart from Vinnie Jones made a successful transition from playing field to silver screen?

A. I remember a handsome Irish heavyweight boxer in the 1930s/40s called Jack Doyle who made some films, but I'm not sure how long he kept his looks considering his profession. In America, Max and Buddy Baer played small film parts and Maxie Rosenbloom, a former world light heavyweight champion had a successful career playing simple-minded comic tough guys. He appeared well up the cast list.

Keith Collins, Whitton

ANSWERS PLEASE

Q. Following the recent media coverage of Australian teenage swimming sensation Ian Thorpe, the 15-year-old with the size 16 feet, can anyone suggest any other successful sportsmen or sportswomen with similarly outsized feet? Basketball players need not apply

Tim March, Cheltenham

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