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Full name William Deedes
Born October 17, 1796, Sandling Park, Kent
Died November 30, 1862, Belgravia, Westminster, London (aged 66 years 44 days)
Major teams Hampshire, Kent
|First-class debut||Old Etonians v Old Wykehamists at Lord's, Jul 14-15, 1817 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Hampshire and Surrey v Sussex XI at Bramshill, Aug 7-8, 1826 scorecard|
William Deedes was a fast underhand bowler and a good fielder - no mean feat on the outfields of the time - and a reasonable batsman who was president of MCC in 1831 by which time his brief career as a player was over. He was in later years an MP.
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.
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan