This bowler of the England Cricket Team made a flurry of no-balls and wide balls in his over.
This match was memorable in many respects. (symbolic picture)
Off day in cricket belongs to every player. Every player struggles with form. It takes time for him to get into the rhythm. It takes time for the batsman to set his eyes on the crease and the bowler to find the line and length. But, for a bowler to catch the momentum also does not mean that his over does not take the name of the end and he goes on giving extra balls and runs to the opposing team. Something similar was seen in the match played between Middlesex and Warwickshire in England, where a bowler named Gladstone Small bowled an over of 18 balls, not 6 or 12. He hit a flurry of no-balls and wide deliveries in his over.
This match between England’s two county teams Middlesex and Warwickshire was played 39 years ago today, in which this 18-ball over was bowled. The bowler who threw it, Gladstone Small was part of Warwickshire’s team in this match. Middlesex batted first in the match. In the 4-day match, Middlesex declared their first innings by scoring 360 runs for 8 wickets. During his innings, when Warwickshire bowler Gladstone Smalls came to bowl his first over, he bowled 18 balls.
1 over, 11 no-ball, 1 wide, 18 balls
Warwickshire bowler Gladstone Small bowled 11 no-balls in his first over in the match, while 1 ball was wide, then his over was completed. However, after this first over, he bowled 18 more overs in the first innings of the match. And, in this way, in total 19 overs, he also made 2 batsmen his victim for 64 runs. Gladstone Small has represented England in 17 Tests.
Warwickshire lost by an innings and 66 runs
In response to Middlesex’s 360 in the first innings, Warwickshire’s team could only manage 174 runs in the first innings despite a brilliant 102 from their middle order batsman Asif Din. As a result, he had to play follow-on. His condition got worse in the second innings while playing follow-on. The result was that Middlesex won the match by an innings and 66 runs.
Played Test cricket after 1717 days, embarrassed by getting out on the very first ball, broke the record of 75 years