February 22, 2011

Multistats

Farmer plucks match out of English hands

Andy Zaltzman


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Lowest total defended to win a World Cup match - Zimbabwe restricted England to 125 all out at Albury in 1992, inspired by Eddo Brandes' 4 for 21.

Also: The number of headlines in the English press the following day focusing on Brandes being a chicken farmer, rather than an international bowler.

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on the BBC Radio 4, and a writer

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Andy Zaltzman
Andy Zaltzman was born in obscurity in 1974. He has been a sporadically-acclaimed stand-up comedian since 1999, and has appeared regularly on BBC Radio 4. He is currently one half of TimesOnline's hit satirical podcast The Bugle, alongside John Oliver. Zaltzman's love of cricket outshone his aptitude for the game by a humiliating margin. He once scored 6 in 75 minutes in an Under-15 match, and failed to hit a six between the ages of 9 and 23. He would have been ideally suited to Tests, had not a congenital defect left him unable to play the game to anything above genuine village standard. He writes the Confectionery Stall blog on Cricinfo.

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