|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
R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma dismantled the the opposition, Amit Mishra came back strongly, and Virat Kohli grew as captain during the series win in Sri Lanka
He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs
On a steaming Colombo day, victory did not come easily to India. But the team kept its focus, intensity and clarity of thought going, and reaped the benefits
Stats highlights from the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC where India completed a rare away series win
For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook
Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball
If other men were witness to as much incompetence as Angelo Mathews has become used to, dressing rooms might have been set ablaze