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Shute Banerjee      

Full name Sarobindu Nath Banerjee

Born October 3, 1911, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal

Died October 14, 1980, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal (aged 69 years 11 days)

Major teams India, Bengal, Hindus, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Nawanagar

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Sarobindu Nath Banerjee
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 13 8 6.50 0 0 1 0 0
First-class 138 209 29 3715 138 20.63 5 11 74 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 273 127 5 4/54 5/127 25.40 2.79 54.6 1 0 0
First-class 138 18839 10274 385 8/25 26.68 3.27 48.9 15 2
Career statistics
Only Test India v West Indies at Mumbai (BS), Feb 4-8, 1949 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1931-1960

In the long list of unlucky Indian cricketers, Shute Banerjee would probably find pride of place. He toured England in 1936 and 1946 without playing a Test. He played an unofficial `Test' as early as 1935 against Jack Ryder's Australian team, was good enough to play in three `Tests' against Lord Tennyson's team two years later, and also played one `Test' against the Australian Services team in 1945. But his full Test career was limited to just one appearance, by which time he was 35. A right-arm medium-fast bowler who thrived on hard work, Banerjee played in the shadow of Nissar and Amar Singh on the 1936 tour and ten years later, unluckily still did not get a chance. In his only Test, he was well past his best and yet took 1 for 73 and 4 for 54, bringing the West Indian innings to a quick end with an inspired spell. Yet, Banerjee has a claim to fame - as a batsman. A more than useful tailender, he had his moment in the sun at the Oval in 1946. He and Chandu Sarwate added 249 runs in 190 minutes for the last wicket for the Indian tourists against Surrey. Sarwate made 124 not out, Banerjee, going in last, scored 121 and it is still the only time in first-class cricket that Nos. 10 and 11 have scored centuries. In a first-class career that stretched almost 30 years, Banerjee took 381 wickets (26.61) and scored 3671 runs (20.50) with five centuries. His best bowling in an innings was 8 for 25 for Nawanagar against Maharashtra in 1941-42 and his highest score was 138 for Bihar against Bengal in 1952-53. He led Bihar in the Ranji Trophy for about 15 years.
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C. T. Sarwate and S. Banerjee, who created records by scoring 249 for the last wicket for India against Surrey at Kennington Oval. The stand was the highest ever recorded for the last wicket in England, and never before had Nos. 10 and 11 batsmen each scored a century in the same innings

Chandu Sarwate and S. Banerjee

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The 1946 Indian touring squad: Back row L to R: Abdul Hafeez Kardar,- S.W. Sohoni; R.S. Modi; R.B. Nimbalkar,- V.S. Hazare; Vinoo Mankad- D.D.Hindlekar, Middle row, L to R: P. Gupta (manager); S. Banerjee; V.M. Merchant, Nawab of Pataudi; CS. Nayudu; Mushtaq Ali; Front row, L to R: S. G. Shinde; CT Sarwate; Gul Mohammed. The Oval, 1946

The 1946 Indian touring squad

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Shute Banerjee

Shute Banerjee

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