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'Back then, wicketkeepers never worried about scoring hundreds'

Apr 10, 2016: Fomer England keeper Jim Parks talks about how he took to the job, and cricket in the '30s and '40s

Interview by Crispin Andrews

Sussex's smiling keeper

Aug 4, 2013: You can't keep Jim Parks out of cricket. At 81, the former England wicketkeeper-batsman retains his love for the game that first struck him at the age of five

Brydon Coverdale

The Wisden Cricketer - September 2007

Sunny Jim

Aug 24, 2007: Michael Simkins on Jim Parks, the only man who could drag him from the sweetshop

Cricinfo XI

Gene genie

Jul 18, 2007: Stuart Broad's selection for England puts him among a select group whose fathers have also played for England. Here are XI others

Martin Williamson

Sussex County Cricket Club

The end of the hundred-year wait

Sep 18, 2003: One of the biggest holes in cricket history has just been filled

Wisden Comment by Steven Lynch


Jim Parks

1968: No other side responded as well as Sussex to the pre-season pleas from cricket administrators for an increased tempo to be shown in the 1967 County Championship

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