Full name Ronald James Giles
Born October 17, 1919, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire
Died January 30, 2010 (aged 90 years 105 days)
Major teams Nottinghamshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|First-class span||1937 - 1959|
Ron Giles played for Nottinghamshire either side of the war, but his most success in a career which spanned 23 season came in the early 1950s when he formed part of a solid opening pair with Reg Simpson. After making his debut in 1937, he held down a place in the side in 1939 and continued intermittently from 1946, but without any marked success.
Early in the 1951 summer Giles was pushed up the order to open with Simpson as a replacement for the ageing Walter Keeton was sought, and despite making a duck in his first outing, in his second game with Simpson he made his maiden first-class hundred as the pair added 284 for the first wicket against Oxford University. He passed 1000 runs three times and made nine hundreds.
He may have failed to reach the hundred that was his for the taking but there were shades of Hashim Amla's greatness on display at Trent Bridge
There was plenty of praise for India's Mithali Raj after she became the highest run-getter in women's ODIs
On this day in 2016, India's highest court mandated the Lodha Committee's recommendations. Six months past its deadline, the Indian board continues to stall. How is this so?
Zimbabwe's historic ODI series win in Sri Lanka was celebrated by many in 140 characters including Kumar Sangakkara, who also called for measures to improve Sri Lankan cricket
Mustafizur, Mosaddek, Mehidy, Nazmul - where did they all come from?
As The Oval prepares to host its 100th Test, do you know which bowler and batsman have the best performances at the venue?