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Full name Patrick Covell Derrick McCarthy
Born October 24, 1919, Ceylon
Died December 23, 2007, Perth, Western Australia (aged 88 years 60 days)
Major teams Ceylon, Rest (Bombay Tournament), Western Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
|First-class span||1938/39 - 1954/55|
Patrick McCarthy's career extended over 16 years and three countries but totalled only ten first-class matches. His debut came in Bombay in 1938-39 while only 19 years old, he then played twice for Ceylon, where he was born, in 1944-45 and 1945-46, before reappearing for Western Australia in 1950-51 after a five-year gap. He scored 88 in his third match for them but then endured another two-year absence before finishing the 1953-54 season with a career-best 98 against NSW.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.