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Jack Santall, whose death last May at Bournemouth has only recently come to
notice, played eight matches for Worcestershire in 1930. A strongly built and aggressive middle-order right-hand batsman and useful seam bowler, he made little impact, averaging less than 10 for 117 runs and taking two expensive wickets, and subsequently abandoned cricket to become a professional ice-skater and instructor.
Jack Santall's father Sydney was a professional bowler who took 1,207 wickets for
Warwickshire between 1894 and 1914 and was also the county historian and coach, while his elder brother Reg scored 17,518 runs for Warwickshire between 1919 and 1939. Born in Birmingham on December 3, 1907, Jack Santall was 78 years old at his death.
The Cricketer, May 1987
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