On May 20, 1911 Ted Alletson scored 189 in 90 minutes against Sussex at Hove. Since lunch he had scored 142 in 40 minutes, which included the time lost when five separate balls had soared outside the stadium, and the balls were never retrieved. If one assigns about three minutes to every lost ball, then – well – we can do the arithmetic! Abhishek Mukherjee looks back at what he feels is arguably the greatest onslaught by a tailender in the history of the sport.
May 19 2013, 10:35 amRead More