August 29, 2006

USA

Triple hundred in California

Martin Williamson

Shabir Mohammed plundered 353 not out in a league game for his club side United Cricket Club in northern California on August 27. In all, Shabbir slammed 25 sixes and 40 fours, facing 156 deliveries. His hundred came up off 46 balls, his 200 off 94.

He went into the match with a season’s average of 18.60 and a best of 41.

His side amassed 630 in the 45-over match. In reply, Bay Area were bowled out for 181.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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