Neither the spectators nor the bowlers of the opposing team were expected to bat in such a sharp manner to make the match their name.
There were many historical moments in this match. (symbolic photo)
Whatever be the format in the game of cricket, the fun comes only when the excitement of the match goes to the fans. Although these wishes of fans are often fulfilled in ODI and T20 formats, but the luckiest fans are those who get the thrill of adventure in Test cricket. Today i.e. on July 14, the thrill of the match we are going to talk about was similar. The matter was so serious that the match ended just four minutes before the end of the game. The target was of course modest but still it was necessary to bat vigorously to achieve it. Come, know what else happened in this match.
Actually, this match was played between Leicestershire and Middlesex in the County Championship. The month was July and the year was 1947. In this match, Leicestershire’s team first came to play and scored 309 runs in the first innings. In these, VE Jackson scored 117 runs, Riddington contributed 63 and Berry contributed 53 runs. From Middlesex, Sims showed 6 batsmen the way to the pavilion. In response, Middlesex declared their first innings for 637 runs for the loss of four wickets. Edrich played a captaincy innings of 257 runs for the team, while Dennis Compton scored a century of 151 runs to increase the score. Apart from him, Thompson scored 89 and Robertson scored 75. Compton and Edrich put on a partnership of 277 runs in just 131 minutes.
The sensational result of the match turned out like this
Now it was the turn of Leicestershire’s second innings. This time the team scored 393 runs. Berry gave the team a good start by contributing 154 runs, then 76 runs came off Tompkin’s bat. Lester contributed 40 and Prentice contributed 31 runs. Dennis Compton took the highest five-wicket haul for Middlesex, while Edrich and Simms had two wickets each. In this way Middlesex got the target of 66 runs to win. But he was given only 25 minutes for this. However, this did not affect Middlesex’s batsmen and they ended the match four minutes earlier. The team won the match by scoring 66 runs in just 7 overs in 21 minutes of play. For Leicestershire, Sperry spent 35 runs in 4 overs, while Jackson conceded 27 runs in 3 overs.
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