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Full name Alfred Myddleton Bashford
Born July 23, 1881, Wickhampton, Norfolk
Died July 31, 1949, Colham Green, Hillingdon, Middlesex (aged 68 years 8 days)
Major teams Middlesex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Education Merchant Taylors' School; Cambridge University
|First-class span||1906 - 1906|
The Rev. Alfred Bashford was in the Merchant Taylors' XI in 1899 and 1900 and although he played in the Cambridge Seniors' match in 1903 he never made it into the XI. He played for Middlesex twice in 1906 and was also a leading hockey player, appearing for Southgate both sides of the Great War. He was for may years the vicar of Hillingdon, Middlesex.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
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
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
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.