|First-class span||1930 - 1930|
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
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history