|First-class span||1971/72 - 1982/83|
|List A span||1973/74 - 1982/83|
Jim Allen was being talked about as a possible West Indies batsman when he signed for World Series Cricket in 1977 - Clive Lloyd said at the time he expected Allen to be the surprise star of the show - but he struggled and was rather a peripheral character. His form fell away after WSC and he did not score a hundred in his remaining first-class career.
Pakistan's thrilling triumph at Lord's was underscored by their captain's serenity
Also, losing ten-fors, and back to back Tests at Lord's
There was enough logic in Alastair Cook's decision not to enforce the follow-on to make it understandable at worst and reasonable at best
Technique and anticipation are important for close-in fielding. Many of today's fielders lack both