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You couldn't rely on Ian Bell when the going went tough but he had one of the best cover drives I've seen. This shot is like a still from the Don Bradman video game.

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What a batsman he was :thumbsu:
Early on you could see the flash was there (perhaps like say a Vince, Ramprakash, Rohit Sharma), but was questionable whether he had the mental edge to go to the next level. Turns out he did, and in spades.
 

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Does anyone know the earliest instance of cricketers souveniring stumps after a game?

Here are some New Zealanders grabbing the stumps after their first ever win in Test cricket versus West Indies in 1956.

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Here is an even earlier instance of Don Tallon grabbing the stumps on the 1948 Invincibles tour.


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US President Dwight D Eisenhower greeting teams then watching a Test match between Pakistan and Australia this week in 1959. This would be the first and last time an American president would have the pleasure of watching an international cricket game.


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US President Dwight D Eisenhower greeting teams then watching a Test match between Pakistan and Australia this week in 1959. This would be the first and last time an American president would have the pleasure of watching an international cricket game.


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I think Pakistan barely scored 100 runs for the day too.
 

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Love this one. Everything has happened so fast. Thommo is still in mid-air, Marshy has barely come up from his squat, Greg Chappell's feet haven't moved, Redpath's arms aren't even above his shoulders, the ump is still crouched down, the crowd are just getting their first frothies in, Roy Fredericks has taken one step backing up and Lawrence Rowe has only just managed to turn his head as Ian Chappell takes it going up and away. It's twenty to twelve and the Windies are two for. That's a cricket photo!
 

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I'm pretty sure that was Ian Chappell's 100th catch (beating Bob Simpson's Australian record).
 

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Isa Guha bowling to Sachin Tendulkar in the nets at Lord’s after asking for net bowlers. Guha bowled to Sachin for over an hour.


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Would love to be strolling through Lords with my spikes and training kit in a backpack (for some reason) and being asked to bowl at Sachin for an hour. What a life highlight! Would probably ask for some gloves afterwards too!
 

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Don Bradman with first Test centurion Charles Bannerman
Even better is the context:

Don Bradman in conversation with Charles Bannerman during the 1930 cricket season; original sepia photograph. 25 x 30 cm. Framed and glazed overall 39 x 49 cm. Charles Bannerman (1851 - 1930) made his first-class cricket debut for New South Wales in 1871. He was considered the first of Australia's great batsmen. A few months before he died in August 1930 he was at the Sydney Cricket Ground when Don Bradman scored 452 not out in the Sheffield Shield match against Queensland. This photograph records that historic meeting.

https://www.carters.com.au/index.cf...rsation-with-charles-bannerman-during-the-19/
 

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eorge Duckwort hd a significa pa in cricket hisory. He was the the #2 English keeper during bodyline, and so returned to England as a hero. When Larwood and Voce sarted bowling bodyline in the county games, there was some muttering, but it was Duckworth geting his head split open that really brought it to the fore and eventually led to bodyline being banned by the MCC.

I have some Wisdens from the mid-1930s, and there are serioulsy some articles saying things like 'It's OK for the colonies, but we dont want to see that bowled over here'.
 

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In contrast with an image on the previous page of Bradman making a duck, here is the first ball Bradman faced in the Bodyline series. Trying to counteract England's bowling tactics, The Don walked across his stumps to a delivery from Bill Bowes and dragged the ball onto his stumps.

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