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Odd men in

Fast Action Hero

Mar 14, 2006: He became one of only six Englishmen to secure 10 wickets on his Test debut, and in his next Test he was partnered by the bespectacled and ungainly Bill Bowes. Yet nobody would fail to pick Ken Farnes as a fast bowler in a cricket identikit parade today

Gideon Haigh

1933

Bodyline's final fling

Jan 8, 2005: One of the last outings of Bodyline came in the unlikliest settings - the Varsity match of 1933 - where Ken Farnes almost bowled Cambridge to a controversial victory

Martin Williamson

1933

Bodyline's final fling

Jan 8, 2004: One of the last outings of Bodyline came in the unlikeliest of settings - the Varsity match of 1933 - when Ken Farnes almost bowled Cambridge to a controversial victory

Martin Williamson

A princely entrance

Jul 8, 2003: 1972 The Indian captain is born

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August 1981 - Memorable Matches

When Farnes was reduced to tears

Aug 1981: Yorkshire and England fast bowler Bill Bowes remembers a sensational match at Scarborough

Kenneth Farnes

1942: FARNES, PILOT OFFICER KENNETH, R

South Africa v England, 5th Test, Durban, 1938-39, 6th day

England set 696 to win the marathon

Mar 9, 1939: Cricinfo reports on the sixth day's play in the Timeless Test between South Africa and England at Durban in March 1939

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South Africa v England, 5th Test, Durban, 1938-39, 5th day

South Africa tighten their grip

Mar 8, 1939: Cricinfo reports on the fifth day's play in the Timeless Test between South Africa and England at Durban in March 1939

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South Africa v England, 5th Test, Durban, 1938-39, 2nd day

South Africa press on at their own pace

Mar 4, 1939: Cricinfo reports on the second day's play in the Timeless Test between South Africa and England at Durban in March 1939

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CRICKETER OF THE YEAR - 1939

Ken Farnes

1939: Kenneth Farnes, the Essex fast bowler, is essentially a natural cricketer

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