First, Last & Only: Cricket
This title features 200 brilliant and bizarre curiosities highlighting the First, Last and Onlys that have occurred during the illustrious history of this sport - from the determined cricketers fined for playing on the Sabbath to the only virtuoso to score a century and take all ten wickets in a single innings. This absorbing collection of stories is guaranteed to enthral and includes some of the greatest gentleman to have graced the field of play, such as: the first player to bat on all 5 days of a test match; the last incidence of under-armed bowling in an international match; and, the only father and son to score centuries in the same First Class innings. Delight in a myriad of facts that you never knew about this glorious game.
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