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Derek Randall      

Full name Derek William Randall

Born February 24, 1951, Retford, Nottinghamshire

Current age 63 years 207 days

Major teams England, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk

Nickname Arkle, Rags

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach

Height 5 ft 8 in

Education Sir Frederick Milner Secondary Modern School

Derek William Randall
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 47 79 5 2470 174 33.37 5625 43.91 7 12 254 5 31 0
ODIs 49 45 5 1067 88 26.67 1702 62.69 0 5 82 7 25 0
First-class 488 827 81 28456 237 38.14 52 161 361 0
List A 467 442 61 12300 149* 32.28 6 75 156 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 47 2 16 3 0 - - - 1.12 - 0 0 0
ODIs 49 1 2 2 1 1/2 1/2 2.00 6.00 2.0 0 0 0
First-class 488 489 413 13 3/15 31.76 5.06 37.6 0 0
List A 467 36 39 1 1/2 1/2 39.00 6.50 36.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Kolkata, Jan 1-6, 1977 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Birmingham, Jun 14-18, 1984 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Lord's, Aug 28-29, 1976 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Sharjah, Mar 24, 1985 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1972-1993
List A span 1971-2000
Profile

No photograph in cricket better captures the nature of its subject than that of Derek Randall, apparently standing motionless at attention in the batting crease, acknowledging a Dennis Lillee bouncer by doffing his cap. But even then the picture tells nothing of the astonishing agility of "Arkle": a split-second earlier, as the ball screeched overhead, he had been on his haunches three feet clear of any danger. A hyperactive cover fieldsman, who was often actually galloping in as the bowler reached the crease, Randall, in a day's fielding, habitually saved 20 runs through quicksilver interceptions and the safe singles his mobility inhibited. As a batsman he was in David Gower's class when it came to timing a cover-drive, but he was a twitchy starter, especially when there was movement for the seamers, and was at his most effective at No. 5 or 6.
John Thicknesse

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Jul 1, 2001

England Masters v Australia Masters, Trent Bridge Nottingham 1 July 2001

Dermot Reeve and Derek Randall patrol the covers

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Jul 1, 2001

England Masters v Australia Masters, Trent Bridge Nottingham 1 July 2001

Derek Randall sets off for another run at Trent Bridge

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1987

Michael Bore, Derek Randall, Bruce French and Eddie Hemmings at a squad photo for Nottinghamshire, Trent Bridge, 1987

Michael Bore, Derek Randall, Bruce French and Eddie Hemmings at a squad photo for Nottinghamshire

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1980

Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (CA) - Dec 10-13, 2013
Ireland won by 122 runs
Afghanistan v Kenya at Dubai (CA) - Oct 6-8, 2013
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets
U.A.E. v Namibia at Sharjah - Sep 22-23, 2013
U.A.E. won by 9 wickets
Ireland v Scotland at Dublin - Sep 11-14, 2013
Ireland won by an innings and 44 runs
Canada v Netherlands at King City (SW) - Aug 22-24, 2013
Canada won by 8 wickets
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