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Pat Rodgers

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Thanks Sheek. I really enjoyed looking at his career. Interestingly, he had his National service call-up papers in 1966 but was able to have this deferred because of his studies in architecture. He made the tour as a replacement for Doug Walters whose call-up was not deferred.

Graeme 'Beatle' Watson: A very full life

Thanks Paul. He was also a very fine fielder and obviously very athletic (when not injured!) given that he played VFL for the Demons.

Graeme 'Beatle' Watson: A very full life

And Tim May made only two scores over 50 in first class cricket- one of them being 128 no!

What is it about Aussie Test spinners making 99?

Of course, that brilliant night watchmen effort v India. Peter Taylor ( Test top score 87) also made one first class hundred- 105 no.

What is it about Aussie Test spinners making 99?

Yes so O’Keefe got this wrong and omitted Casson. Warney and Agar like other post WWII Aussie Test spinners made first class hundreds- Johnny Martin 101, Peter Sleep 109, Tom Hogan 115 no, Trevor Hohns 103, Jason Krejza 101no

What is it about Aussie Test spinners making 99?

Thanks Paul. Written by Daniel Boone and Rod McQueen!Remember it and the B side Bowl a ball Swing a Bat !
Here’s some 1st Test highlights:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8AKztwcG-k

We've just seen one of the greatest rarities in Ashes cricket

Sam Robson has been playing in England for 6 -7 years. It is not as if he has just parachuted in and suddenly been picked. He was not really given much of a look in by selectors in Australia so I say good luck to him. It was tremendous that he scored a century last Test and that his brother, Angus, then scored a ton against India the next Saturday – both in front of a very proud mum and dad. Sam and Angus have worked hard and taken their opportunities.

Is picking from your own really that difficult?

Thanks very much James P. If you click on my name you will get access to some other cricket history pieces that I have done for The Roar. See what you think.

Rogers: second oldest behind Arthur who?

Sheek,
Thanks for that interesting follow up. Monty Noble labelled Kippax’s exclusion from 1926 in favour of Richardson as “a crime against the youth of Australia.” Kippax was hard done by certainly but Richardson’s 100 at Leeds justified his selection.
Pat

Rogers: second oldest behind Arthur who?