English Test Records - Bat & Ball

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    smhbcfc Well-Known Member

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    All things being equal the English Test batting and bowling all-time records should be broken this summer.

    Jimmy Anderson needs 4 wickets to overtake Ian Botham's 383 wickets so barring a major injury, that should happen in the Caribbean. Anderson is 15th in the All-Time list (Botham 14th)

    Alastair Cook needs 668 more runs to overhaul Graham Gooch's 8900 in the 10 tests (3 in West Indies, 2 against New Zealand and 5 Ashes tests). Cook is 21st in the All-Time list (Gooch 13th - Michael Clarke the only current player between Gooch and Cook)

    Current Batting Records (before 1st Test in West Indies):
    8900 - Graham Gooch
    8463 - Alec Stewart
    8423 - Alastair Cook
    8231- David Gower
    8181 - Kevin Pietersen
    8114 - Geoffrey Boycott

    Current Bowling Records
    383 - Sir Ian Botham
    380 - Jimmy Anderson
    325 - Bob Willis
    307 - Fred Truman
    297 - Derek Underwood
    264 - Stuart Broad
     
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    Cook needs to play in another 20 Tests to overtake Gooch <eek>
     
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    Current Batting Records:
    8900 - Graham Gooch
    8463 - Alec Stewart
    8434 - Alastair Cook
    8231- David Gower
    8181 - Kevin Pietersen
    8114 - Geoffrey Boycott
     
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    James Anderson has overtaken Ian Botham to become the leading wicket taker in Tests for England.
    Anderson went into this, his 100th Test, with 380 victims. But the wicket of Marlon Samuels drew him level with Botham's previous mark of 383, which has stood since 1986, before he dismissed Denesh Ramdin, edging to Alastair Cook at slip, in the final session as England pressed for victory to set a new benchmark.
     
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    Current Batting Records (after 1st Test in West Indies):
    8900 - Graham Gooch
    8463 - Alec Stewart
    8447 - Alastair Cook
    8231- David Gower
    8181 - Kevin Pietersen
    8114 - Geoffrey Boycott

    Current Bowling Records
    384 - Jimmy Anderson
    383 - Sir Ian Botham
    325 - Bob Willis
    307 - Fred Truman
    297 - Derek Underwood
    267 - Stuart Broad
     
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    Make that 30
     
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    Anderson's record is worthy of praise. It's very hard for pace bowlers these days. They can little rest because of the constant demands of international cricket (all formats), so it's a miracle he has stayed fit most of the time.

    His great skills are the ability to swing the new ball both ways and then bowl reverse swing or cutters with the old ball. In English type conditions, he is very hard to play. He is comfortably the best in the world. But like most fast bowlers, he suffers from there being too many flat pitches elsewhere around the world where teams can score 500 without too much trouble. Without the express pace of a bowler like Steyn , it is very hard to take wickets on those pitches (as yesterday proved). So 384 wickets in 100 Tests (when he only took 60 in his first 20 at an average of nearly 40) is pretty remarkable in modern cricket.
     
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    Alastair Cook (8484) has moved past Alec Stewart (8463) in the all-time rankings
     
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    Current Batting Records (after the 2nd test in West Indies):
    8900 - Graham Gooch
    8582 - Alastair Cook
    8463 - Alec Stewart
    8231- David Gower
    8181 - Kevin Pietersen
    8114 - Geoffrey Boycott

    Alistair Cook passed Sir Viv Richards and Alec Stewart during the 2nd test (and is only 4 runs short of Virender Sehwag)

    Current Bowling Records
    390 - Jimmy Anderson
    383 - Sir Ian Botham
    325 - Bob Willis
    307 - Fred Truman
    297 - Derek Underwood
    272 - Stuart Broad

    Jimmy Anderson now level with Makhaya Ntini
     
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    Joe Root now has 2,056 runs from 24 tests at an average of 57.11
    He is the 2nd youngest Englishman to pass 2,000 test runs (Cook quickest)
     
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    After his hundred in the 3rd test, Alastair Cook moved above Sehwag and Hayden in the all-time list and to within 213 of Gooch
    Current Batting Records:
    8900 - Graham Gooch
    8687 - Alastair Cook
    8463 - Alec Stewart
    8231- David Gower
    8181 - Kevin Pietersen
    8114 - Geoffrey Boycott
     
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    Position after West Indies Series:

    Current Batting Records
    8900 - Graham Gooch
    8691 - Alastair Cook
    8463 - Alec Stewart
    8231- David Gower
    8181 - Kevin Pietersen
    8114 - Geoffrey Boycott

    Cook is now 17th in the all-time list and needs 231 to pass Gooch

    Ian Bell has 7,311 runs and is 9th in the English stats (39th overall)

    Current Bowling Records
    397 - Jimmy Anderson
    383 - Sir Ian Botham
    325 - Bob Willis
    307 - Fred Truman
    297 - Derek Underwood
    274 - Stuart Broad

    Anderson is now 12th in the all-time list - Broad is 32nd
     
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    So Cook's 178 runs in the first test against NZ take him up to 8869, just 31 behind Gooch
     
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    Yes that's right - here is the position after 1st test at Lords:

    Current Batting Records
    8900 - Graham Gooch
    8869 - Alastair Cook
    8463 - Alec Stewart
    8231- David Gower
    8181 - Kevin Pietersen
    8114 - Geoffrey Boycott

    Cook is now 14th in the all-time list and needs 32 to pass Gooch

    Ian Bell has 7,341 runs and is 9th in the English stats (39th overall)

    Current Bowling Records
    399 - Jimmy Anderson
    383 - Sir Ian Botham
    325 - Bob Willis
    307 - Fred Truman
    297 - Derek Underwood
    280 - Stuart Broad

    Anderson is still 12th in the all-time list - Broad is 32nd
     
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    Jimmy Anderson's 2 wickets on the first day at Headingly took him past 400 wickets
     
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    Congratulations to Alastair Cook who passed Graham Gooch's record on the second day at Headingley - great reception from the Yorkshire crowd

    Current Batting Records
    8944 - Alastair Cook
    8900 - Graham Gooch
    8463 - Alec Stewart
    8231- David Gower
    8181 - Kevin Pietersen
    8114 - Geoffrey Boycott

    Cook is now 13th in the all-time list (Graeme Smith next in his sights on 9265 - the only player left above Cook under 10,000)
     
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    The extra games they play nowadays has helped move the scores along for sure.
     
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    Current Batting Records (after 1st Test in Cardiff)

    9032 - Alastair Cook
    8900 - Graham Gooch
    8463 - Alec Stewart
    8231- David Gower
    8181 - Kevin Pietersen
    8114 - Geoffrey Boycott
    7728 - Michael Atherton
    7624 - Colin Cowdrey

    Alastair Cook is now 13th in the all-time list and needs 234 to pass Graeme Smith

    Ian Bell has 7,415 runs and is 9th in the English stats, He is 39th overall (needs 8 to pass David Boon)
     
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    Current Bowling Records

    406 - Jimmy Anderson
    383 - Sir Ian Botham
    325 - Bob Willis
    307 - Fred Truman
    297 - Derek Underwood
    292 - Stuart Broad


    Anderson is 11th in the all-time list - Broad is 30th
     
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    Joe Root might not be on these lists yet, but 28 Tests and almost 2,500 runs @ 56.06 is as good as nearly anyone who has played the game
     
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