Sports Letters: Caught at slip

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Sir: Rob Steen is wrong to say in his article (27 January) that Colin Cowdrey did the unique double of scoring his 100th century in his 100th Test. For his 100th Test was in fact at Edgbaston in 1968, whereas he did not become the other kind of cricketing centurion until some time in 1973.

Geoff Boycott became the first batsman to score his 100th hundred in a Test match, this being done at Headingley in 1977, when his 100th 'cap' was still four years away.

Yours faithfully,



27 January