Playthrough - England in the 1990s

Aislabie

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Inspired by @blockerdave's thread I thought I'd do the same thing with England's Test tours of the 90s. I'll be using the "All-Time Greats Series" mode on Cricket Captain, which is quite ironic given that I'm playing through as 1990s England. My plan to play a series a fortnight or so. A few things to note:
  • My opposition will be as close to real life as possible (some players might get injured during the series where they didn't in real life).
  • I will have the freedom to deviate from the cricket-on-drugs selection policy of 1990s England.
  • Cricket Captain will only let me play one-, three- or five-Test series, so I'll change the series lengths a little bit.
  • I will probably try to put adjusted career stats together at the end.
Itinerary

Rebel Tour called off at 11th hour; prospective tourists escape bans

1989-90 - Barrington Medal: Robin Smith
:wi: West Indies vs England :eng: - 5 Tests - Drawn 2-2

1990 - Barrington Medal: Phil Tufnell
:eng: England vs New Zealand :nzf: - 3 Tests - Won 2-1
:eng: England vs India :ind: - 3 Tests - Lost 3-0

1990-91 - Barrington Medal: Tim Robinson
:aus: Australia vs England :eng: - 5 Tests - Won 1-0

1991 - Barrington Medal: Graham Gooch
:eng: England vs West Indies :wi: - 5 Tests - Lost 2-1 - "Gooch's Series"
:eng: England vs Sri Lanka :sri: - 1 Test - Won 1-0

1991-92 - Barrington Medal: Graham Gooch
:nzf: New Zealand vs England :eng: - 3 Tests - Won 2-0

1992 - Barrington Medal: Graham Gooch
:eng: England vs Pakistan :pak: - 5 Tests - Lost 3-2

1992-93 - Barrington Medal: Phil Tufnell
:ind: India vs England :eng: - 3 Tests - Won 2-1
:sri: Sri Lanka vs England :eng: - 1 Test - Won 1-0

1993 - Barrington Medal: Phillip DeFreitas
:eng: England vs Australia :aus: - 5 Tests - Won 3-2

1993-94 - Barrington Medal: Phillip DeFreitas
:wi: West Indies vs England :eng: - 5 Tests - Won 2-1

1994 - Barrington Medal: Michael Atherton
:eng: England vs New Zealand :nzf: - 3 Tests - Won 1-0
:eng: England vs South Africa :saf: - 3 Tests - Won 1-0

1994-95 - Barrington Medal: Robin Smith
:aus: Australia vs England :eng: - 5 Tests - Won 1-0 - "The Miracle at The WACA"

1995 - Barrington Medal: Devon Malcolm
:eng: England vs West Indies :wi: - 5 Tests - Won 3-1

1995-96 - Barrington Medal: Alec Stewart
:saf: South Africa vs England :eng: - 5 Tests - Lost 2-1

1996 - Barrington Medal: Alec Stewart
:eng: England vs India :ind: - 3 Tests - Won 2-0
:eng: England vs Pakistan :pak: - 3 Tests - Lost 2-1

1996-97 - Barrington Medal - Craig White
:zim: Zimbabwe vs England :eng: - 3 Tests - Won 3-0
:nzf: New Zealand vs England :eng: - 3 Tests - Won 2-0

1997 - Barrington Medal - Graham Thorpe
:eng: England vs Australia :aus: - 5 Tests - Drawn 2-2 - "Hick's London Rescue"

1997-98
:wi: West Indies vs England :eng: - 5 Tests

1998
:eng: England vs South Africa :saf: - 5 Tests
:eng: England vs Sri Lanka :sri: - 1 Test

1998-99
:aus: Australia vs England :eng: - 5 Tests

1999
:eng: England vs New Zealand :nzf: - 5 Tests

1999-2000
:saf: South Africa vs England :eng: - 5 Tests

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If I get to that point, I guess we can start to ask the question "to be continued?"
 
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World Test Rankings, as of 31 Sep 1996
Minumum qualification: 5 series

RankTeamRating
1:eng: England800
2:aus: Australia692
3:saf: South Africa625
4:pak: Pakistan600
5:wi: West Indies577
6:ind: India428
7:sri: Sri Lanka333
8:nzf: New Zealand250
9:zim: Zimbabwe150
*If two teams are level on points, their head-to-head against each other is taken into consideration

Opp.HomeAway
:eng:L (1-0)D (2-2)
:ind:W (4-0)L (1-0)
:nzf:W (2-0)D (1-1)
:pak:W (2-1)L (1-0)
:saf:-W (2-1)
:sri:W (3-0)W (1-0)
:wi:W (3-2)W (2-1)
:zim:--
Opp.HomeAway
:aus:D (2-2)W (1-0)
:ind:W (2-0)W (2-1)
:nzf:W (1-0)W (2-0)
:pak:L (2-1)L (1-0)
:saf:W (1-0)L (2-1)
:sri:W (1-0)W (1-0)
:wi:W (3-1)W (2-1)
:zim:-W (3-0)
Opp.HomeAway
:aus:W (1-0)L (4-0)
:eng:L (2-1)L (2-0)
:nzf:W (1-0)D (0-0)
:pak:L (1-0)D (0-0)
:saf:W (2-1)L (2-0)
:sri:W (3-0)D (0-0)
:wi:D (1-1)L (1-0)
:zim:--
Opp.HomeAway
:aus:D (1-1)L (2-0)
:eng:L (2-0)L (1-0)
:ind:D (0-0)L (1-0)
:pak:L (1-0)D (1-1)
:saf:L (1-0)L (2-1)
:sri:W (2-0)L (1-0)
:wi:L (1-0)L (1-0)
:zim:D (0-0)W (1-0)
Opp.HomeAway
:aus:W (1-0)L (2-1)
:eng:W (1-0)W (2-1)
:ind:D (0-0)W (1-0)
:nzf:D (1-1)W (1-0)
:saf:-L (1-0)
:sri:L (2-1)D (0-0)
:wi:D (1-1)L (2-0)
:zim:W (1-0)W (2-1)
Opp.HomeAway
:aus:L (2-1)D (1-1)
:eng:W (2-1)L (1-0)
:ind:W (2-0)L (2-1)
:nzf:W (2-1)W (1-0)
:pak:W (1-0)-
:sri:-W (1-0)
:wi:-L (1-0)
:zim:-W (1-0)
Opp.HomeAway
:aus:L (1-0)L (3-0)
:eng:L (1-0)L (1-0)
:ind:D (0-0)L (3-0)
:nzf:W (1-0)L (2-0)
:pak:D (0-0)W (2-1)
:saf:L (1-0)-
:wi:D (0-0)L (1-0)
:zim:W (2-0)D (0-0)
Opp.HomeAway
:aus:L (2-1)L (3-2)
:eng:L (2-1)L (3-1)
:ind:W (1-0)D (1-1)
:nzf:W (1-0)W (1-0)
:pak:W (2-0)D (1-1)
:saf:W (1-0)-
:sri:W (1-0)D (0-0)
:zim:--
Opp.HomeAway
:aus:--
:eng:L (3-0)-
:ind:D (0-0)L (1-0)
:nzf:L (1-0)D (0-0)
:pak:L (2-1)L (1-0)
:saf:L (1-0)-
:sri:D (0-0)L (2-0)
:wi:--

Pakistan are the Bannerman Shield holders

 
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Records

Highest Innings Score
for :eng:
589 for 6 dec vs South Africa, Headingley 1994
vs :eng: 571 all out, Australia, Adelaide Oval 1991

Lowest Innings Score
for :eng:
74 all out vs Australia, The WACA 1995
vs :eng: 62 all out, India, Trent Bridge 1996

Highest Innings
for :eng:
294, Graham Gooch vs West Indies, The Oval 1991
vs :eng: 239*, Brian Lara, West Indies, Kensington Oval 1994

Best Innings Bowling
for :eng:
8 for 47, Peter Such vs India, Calcutta 1993
vs :eng: 8 for 79, Javagal Srinath, India, Lord's 1996

Best Match Bowling
for :eng:
12 for 173, Phil Tufnell vs Sri Lanka, Colombo, 1993
vs :eng: 12 for 152, Javagal Srinath, India, Lord's 1996

All-Time Record for Most Runs in a Series
1016 - Graham Gooch vs West Indies, 1991

Tied Test Match
:aus: Australia vs England :eng:, The WACA 1995

Partnerships
1. 323 - Mike Atherton & Alec Stewart vs India :ind: 1996
2. 262 - Graham Gooch & Mike Atherton vs New Zealand :saf: 1994
3. 325 - Graham Gooch & Robin Smith vs West Indies :wi: 1991
4. 247 - Robin Smith & Graeme Hick vs Pakistan :pak: 1992
5. 176 - Graeme Hick & Jack Russell vs West Indies :wi: 1991
6. 137 - Mike Atherton & Chris Lewis vs South Africa :saf: 1994
7. 174 - Chris Lewis & Phillip DeFreitas vs Australia :aus: 1993
8. 110 - Jack Russell & Dominic Cork vs South Africa :saf: 1995
9. 95 - Robin Smith & Dominic Cork vs Australia :aus: 1995
10. 61 - Graham Thorpe & Peter Such vs West Indies :wi: 1994

Most Test Runs for England
1. :eng: :bat: Graham Gooch - 11,242 runs @ 48.04 (28 centuries, best 294)
2. :eng: :bat: David Gower - 8,506 runs @ 42.96 (15 centuries, best 215)
3. :eng: :bat: Geoffrey Boycott - 8,114 runs @ 47.72 (22 centuries, best 246*)

Most Test Wickets for England
1. :eng: :ar: Ian Botham - 400 wickets @ 28.13 (27 5WI, best 8/34)
2. :eng: :bwl: Bob Willis - 325 wickets @ 25.20 (16 5WI, best 8/43)
3. :eng: :bwl: Phil Tufnell - 310 wickets @ 27.85 (24 5WI, best 8/114)

Honours Board
:bat:
:wi: vs :eng:, 1989-90
Graham Gooch - 112
Robin Smith - 101
Robin Smith - 112
Graham Gooch - 100

:eng: vs :nzf:, 1990
Graham Gooch - 127
Rob Bailey - 196

:eng: vs :ind:, 1990
none

:aus: vs :eng:, 1990-91
Robin Smith - 110
Graham Gooch - 170

:eng: vs :wi:, 1991
Robin Smith - 127
Graham Gooch - 175*
Graeme Hick - 108*

Graham Gooch - 165
Graham Gooch - 294
Robin Smith - 145


:eng: vs :sri:, 1991
Alec Stewart - 166
Graeme Hick - 100


:nzf: vs :eng:, 1991-92
Alec Stewart - 126*
Graham Gooch - 124
Graeme Hick - 107


:eng: vs :pak:, 1992
Graham Gooch - 103
Robin Smith - 132
Graeme Hick - 147

Graham Gooch - 150*

:ind: vs :eng:, 1992-93
Graham Gooch - 132
Alec Stewart - 151*

Mike Atherton - 147
Robin Smith - 137


:sri: vs :eng:, 1992-93
Alec Stewart - 137
Robin Smith - 102*


:eng: vs :aus:, 1993
Alec Stewart - 132
Alec Stewart - 111
Graham Gooch - 139
Chris Lewis - 114*

:wi: vs :eng:, 1993-94
Graham Gooch - 143
Alec Stewart - 156
Graham Gooch - 167
Mike Atherton - 127
Graham Thorpe - 111


:eng: vs :nzf:, 1994
Mike Atherton - 117
Alec Stewart - 132
Mike Atherton - 105

Robin Smith - 191

:eng: vs :saf:, 1994
Graham Gooch - 241
Graham Gooch - 175
Mike Atherton - 242

Graeme Hick - 101
Graeme Hick - 131


:aus: vs :eng:, 1994-95
Robin Smith - 106
Alec Stewart - 159

Robin Smith - 134
Alec Stewart - 115

Mike Atherton - 157*
Robin Smith - 100

Graham Gooch - 205
Robin Smith - 204

:eng: vs :wi:, 1995
Alec Stewart - 162
Graham Gooch - 117
Graham Gooch - 135
Robin Smith - 129*

Alec Stewart - 115
Graham Gooch - 159
Mark Ramprakash - 100*


:saf: vs :eng:, 1995-96
Robin Smith - 118*
Michael Atherton - 109
Graeme Hick - 106
Graham Thorpe - 107*

Michael Atherton - 108
Graeme Hick - 113
Graham Thorpe - 114*


:eng: vs :ind:, 1996
Alec Stewart - 200
Mike Atherton - 129

Robin Smith - 117*

:eng: vs :pak:, 1996
Alec Stewart - 149
Alec Stewart - 153

Robin Smith - 104*

:zim: vs :eng:, 1996-97
Nick Knight - 247
Graham Thorpe - 106


:nzf: vs :eng:, 1996-97
Graeme Hick - 110
Craig White - 104*

:eng: vs :aus:, 1997
Graham Thorpe - 116
Graeme Hick - 126*
Graeme Hick - 172*


:bwl:
:wi: vs :eng:, 1989-90
Angus Fraser - 5 for 47
Gladstone Small - 5 for 72

Chris Lewis - 6 for 70

:eng: vs :nzf:, 1990
none

:eng: vs :ind:, 1990
Phil Tufnell - 5 for 116
Phil Tufnell - 5 for 72


:aus: vs :eng:, 1990-91
Angus Fraser - 5 for 116
Devon Malcolm - 6 for 75

:eng: vs :wi:, 1991
Steve Watkin - 5 for 56
Phil Tufnell - 5 for 138
Devon Malcolm - 5 for 47
Angus Fraser - 5 for 86

:eng: vs :sri:, 1991
none

:nzf: vs :eng:, 1991-92
Angus Fraser - 5 for 51
Phil Tufnell - 7 for 57

:eng: vs :pak:, 1992
Phil Tufnell - 5 for 100
Phil Tufnell - 5 for 31
Phil Tufnell - 5 for 45


:ind: vs :eng:, 1992-93
Phil Tufnell - 8 for 114
Peter Such - 8 for 47

Phil Tufnell - 5 for 72
Phil Tufnell - 6 for 167

Phil Tufnell - 7 for 171

:sri: vs :eng:, 1992-93
Phil Tufnell - 6 for 102
Phil Tufnell - 6 for 71


:eng: vs :aus:, 1993
Phil Tufnell - 7 for 105
Phillip DeFreitas - 5 for 19
Phillip DeFreitas - 5 for 62


:wi: vs :eng:, 1993-94
Phil Tufnell - 5 for 141
Peter Such - 6 for 119
Angus Fraser - 5 for 21
Phillip DeFreitas - 5 for 98

:eng: vs :nzf:, 1994
Darren Gough - 5 for 50
Phillip DeFreitas - Hattrick
Phil Tufnell - 5 for 71


:eng: vs :saf:, 1994
Phil Tufnell - 7 for 124
Phil Tufnell - 6 for 117

:aus: vs :eng:, 1994-95
Phil Tufnell - 5 for 79
Phil Tufnell - 5 for 122
Phil Tufnell - 6 for 96

:eng: vs :wi:, 1995
Phil Tufnell - 5 for 97
Devon Malcolm - 7 for 86

Devon Malcolm - 5 for 68
Devon Malcolm - 5 for 46

:saf: vs :eng:, 1995-96
Devon Malcolm - 6 for 76
Phil Tufnell - 5 for 79

Angus Fraser - 6 for 68

:eng: vs :ind:, 1996
none

:eng: vs :pak:, 1996
Andy Caddick - 5 for 69
Darren Gough - 5 for 117

:zim: vs :eng:, 1996-97
Alan Mullally - 6 for 94
Andy Caddick - 7 for 53

Craig White - 7 for 63

:nzf: vs :eng:, 1996-97
Phil Tufnell - 5 for 83

:eng: vs :aus:, 1997
Dean Headley - 5 for 75
Dean Headley - 5 for 49
Phil Tufnell - 5 for 92
 
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Career Statistics
Includes all players who debuted before 1990 and played from that date onwards either in real life or in this universe.


Cap Numbers
Player#DebutLast Test
:eng: :bat: Graham Gooch461:eng: v :aus: (1), 1975:eng: v :wi: (5), 1995
:eng: :ar: Ian Botham474:eng: v :aus: (3), 1977:eng: v :ind: (3), 1990
:eng: :bat: Mike Gatting477:pak: v :eng: (3), 1977-78:ind: v :eng: (2), 1992-93
:eng: :bat: David Gower479:eng: v :pak: (1), 1978:eng: v :wi: (2), 1991
:eng: :ar: John Emburey480:eng: v :nzf: (3), 1978:eng: v :aus: (4), 1989
:eng: :bat: Wayne Larkins484:aus: v :eng: (3), 1979-80:eng: v :ind: (1), 1990
:eng: :bat: Allan Lamb494:eng: v :ind: (1), 1982:wi: v :eng: (4), 1989-90
:eng: :ar: Derek Pringle495:eng: v :ind: (1), 1982:eng: v :aus: (6), 1989
:eng: :bwl: Eddie Hemmings497:eng: v :pak: (1), 1982:wi: v :eng: (5), 1989-90
:eng: :bwl: Neil Foster502:eng: v :nzf: (3), 1983:eng: v :pak: (1), 1992
:eng: :bat: Tim Robinson511:ind: v :eng: (1), 1984:eng: v :wi: (5), 1991
:eng: :bwl: Gladstone Small521:eng: v :nzf: (2), 1986:eng: v :sri:, 1991
:eng: :ar: Phillip DeFreitas522:aus: v :eng: (1), 1986-87:saf: v :eng: (1), 1995-96
:eng: :bat: Neil Fairbrother525:eng: v :pak: (1), 1987:nzf: v :eng: (3), 1987-88
:eng: :ar: David Capel526:eng: v :pak: (3), 1987:eng: v :aus: (6), 1989
:eng: :bwl: Paul Jarvis527:nzf: v :eng: (1), 1987-88:eng: v :pak: (5), 1992
:eng: :bat: Robin Smith530:eng: v :wi: (4), 1988:nzf: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :bat: Rob Bailey531:eng: v :wi: (5), 1988:eng: v :wi: (4), 1991
:eng: :bat: Matt Maynard532:eng: v :wi: (5), 1988only Test
:eng: :bwl: Syd Lawrence534:eng: v :sri:, 1988:eng: v :sri:, 1991
:eng: :bwl: Phil Newport535:eng: v :sri:, 1988:eng: v :aus: (1), 1989
:eng: :wk: Jack Russell536:eng: v :sri:, 1988:nzf: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :bwl: Angus Fraser537:eng: v :aus: (3), 1989:eng: v :pak: (1), 1996
:eng: :bat: Mike Atherton538:eng: v :aus: (5), 1989:nzf: v :eng: (2), 1996-97
:eng: :bwl: Devon Malcolm539:eng: v :aus: (5), 1989:eng: v :pak: (3), 1996
:eng: :bwl: Alan Igglesden540:eng: v :aus: (6), 1989only Test
- - - - - - - - - -- - -- - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - -
:eng: :bat: Alec Stewart542:wi: v :eng: (1), 1989-90:nzf: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :bwl: Phil Tufnell543:wi: v :eng: (1), 1989-90:nzf: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :ar: Chris Lewis544:wi: v :eng: (4), 1989-90:eng: v :pak: (3), 1996
:eng: :bat: Graeme Hick545:wi: v :eng: (5), 1989-90:nzf: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :bwl: Martin Bicknell546:eng: v :ind: (3), 1990:nzf: v :eng: (4), 1991-92
:eng: :bwl: Steve Watkin547:eng: v :wi: (1), 1991:eng: v :wi: (2), 1991
:eng: :bwl: Peter Such548:eng: v :wi: (3), 1991:zim: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :bwl: Ian Salisbury549:ind: v :eng: (1), 1992-93only Test
:eng: :bat: Mark Ramprakash550:ind: v :eng: (2), 1992-93:zim: v :eng: (2), 1996-97
:eng: :ar: Dermot Reeve551:ind: v :eng: (3), 1992-93only Test
:eng: :bwl: Andy Caddick552:eng: v :aus: (2), 1993:nzf: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :bat: Nasser Hussain553:eng: v :aus: (3), 1993:zim: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :bwl: Mark Ilott554:wi: v :eng: (4), 1993-94only Test
:eng: :bat: Graham Thorpe555:wi: v :eng: (4), 1993-94:nzf: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :bwl: Darren Gough556:eng: v :nzf: (1), 1994:nzf: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :ar: Dominic Cork557:eng: v :nzf: (2), 1994:zim: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :wk: Richard Blakey558:eng: v :nzf: (3), 1994:zim: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :ar: Glen Chapple559:aus: v :eng: (4), 1994-95:zim: v :eng: (1), 1996-97
:eng: :bwl: Richard Johnson560:eng: v :wi: (2), 1995only Test
:eng: :ar: Mark Alleyne561:eng: v :wi: (5), 1995:zim: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :ar: Robert Croft562:saf: v :eng: (5), 1995-96:zim: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :bat: Nick Knight563:saf: v :eng: (5), 1995-96:nzf: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :bat: Mark Butcher564:zim: v :eng: (1), 1996-97:zim: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :bwl: Alan Mullally565:zim: v :eng: (1), 1996-97:nzf: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :bat: John Crawley566:zim: v :eng: (2), 1996-97:zim: v :eng: (3), 1996-97
:eng: :bwl: Dean Headley567:zim: v :eng: (2), 1996-97:nzf: v :eng: (2), 1996-97
:eng: :ar: Craig White568:zim: v :eng: (2), 1996-97:nzf: v :eng: (3), 1996-97

Captains
PlayerMatWTDLFirstLast
:eng: :bat: Graham Gooch552211616:eng: v :wi: (5), 1988:aus: v :eng: (5), 1994-95
:eng: :bat: Graeme Hick2413065:ind: v :eng: (2), 1992-93:nzf: v :eng: (3), 1996-97

Batting & Fielding
PlayerMatInnNORunsAvg100s50sBestCtSt
:eng: :ar: Mark Alleyne4729519.00-156*4-
:eng: :bat: Mike Atherton :slvo:51958384844.2391624234-
:eng: :bat: Rob Bailey1528181530.191219615-
:eng: :bwl: Martin Bicknell4406516.25--482-
:eng: :wk: Richard Blakey48216627.67-150*11-
:eng: :ar: Ian Botham (RET)1081767565633.471425208135-
:eng: :bat: Mark Butcher2406917.25--442-
:eng: :bwl: Andy Caddick1419222113.00--37*3-
:eng: :ar: David Capel (RET)1118029316.27-2984-
:eng: :ar: Glen Chapple3517318.25--301-
:eng: :ar: Dominic Cork1419335021.88-1728-
:eng: :bat: John Crawley2405814.50--37--
:eng: :ar: Robert Croft33011137/00-154--
:eng: :ar: Phillip DeFreitas :slvo::slvo:3656678615.72-1827-
:eng: :ar: John Emburey (RET)608918154021.49-87533-
:eng: :bat: Neil Fairbrother44051.25--33-
:eng: :bwl: Neil Foster (RET)39601260012.50--42*13-
:eng: :bwl: Angus Fraser5777116319.56--349-
:eng: :bat: Mike Gatting (RET)7012114403737.7391920753-
:eng: :bat: Graham Gooch :slvo::slvo::slvo: (RET)131244101124248.042860294147-
:eng: :bwl: Darren Gough1824825616.00--35*1-
:eng: :bat: David Gower (RET)12421517850642.96154721575-
:eng: :bwl: Dean Headley4534321.50--22*--
:eng: :bwl: Eddie Hemmings (RET)1319333220.75-1954-
:eng: :bat: Graeme Hick611117410539.4792314790-
:eng: :bat: Nasser Hussain713126522.08-16814-
:eng: :bwl: Alan Igglesden1112---2*1-
:eng: :bwl: Mark Ilott12226---25*--
:eng: :bwl: Paul Jarvis1015418917.18--35*1-
:eng: :bwl: Richard Johnson11011.00--1--
:eng: :bat: Nick Knight47041859.71112475-
:eng: :bat: Allan Lamb (RET)601059322433.58912137*53-
:eng: :bat: Wayne Larkins (RET)1019034818.31--435-
:eng: :bwl: Syd Lawrence22063.00--4--
:eng: :ar: Chris Lewis569012197325.2917114*61-
:eng: :bwl: Devon Malcolm3750132336.30--21*11-
:eng: :bat: Matt Maynard120136.50--10--
:eng: :bwl: Alan Mullally541289.33--15--
:eng: :bwl: Phil Newport2307023.33--361-
:eng: :ar: Derek Pringle (RET)2136351215.51-2667-
:eng: :bat: Mark Ramprakash17322104734.9019100*1-
:eng: :ar: Dermot Reeve120126.00--6--
:eng: :bat: Tim Robinson (RET) :slvo:41716236236.3341217514-
:eng: :wk: Jack Russell8013230340433.37118128*21022
:eng: :bwl: Ian Salisbury1102121.00--21--
:eng: :bwl: Gladstone Small (RET)2026738220.10-2592-
:eng: :bat: Robin Smith :slvo::slvo:7914617655850.84193420420-
:eng: :bat: Alec Stewart :slvo::slvo:541055481148.11151520013-
:eng: :bwl: Peter Such12157475.88--14*5-
:eng: :bat: Graham Thorpe20356140348.3846114*15-
:eng: :bwl: Phil Tufnell :slvo::slvo:6378153425.43--3617-
:eng: :bwl: Steve Watkin2405513.75--27--
:eng: :ar: Craig White57233767.4013104*3-

Bowling
PlayerMatOvrRunsWktsAvgEcon5WI10WMBest
:eng: :ar: Mark Alleyne41093071030.702.8--2/27
:eng: :bat: Mike Atherton :slvo:511445001338.463.9--3/32
:eng: :bat: Rob Bailey1543175287.504.1--1/0
:eng: :bwl: Martin Bicknell41914691142.632.5--3/72
:eng: :wk: Richard Blakey4--------
:eng: :ar: Ian Botham (RET)10837791122340028.133.02748/34
:eng: :bat: Mark Butcher2--------
:eng: :bwl: Andy Caddick1773319806231.942.72-7/53
:eng: :ar: David Capel (RET)112096281252.333.0--2/13
:eng: :ar: Glen Chapple3128398666.333.1--3/99
:eng: :ar: Dominic Cork1452214923938.262.9--4/138
:eng: :bat: John Crawley2--------
:eng: :ar: Robert Croft377252550.403.3--2/74
:eng: :ar: Phillip DeFreitas :slvo::slvo:361324353010433.942.7415/19
:eng: :ar: John Emburey (RET)602371510513836.992.16-7/78
:eng: :bat: Neil Fairbrother4290-4.5---
:eng: :bwl: Neil Foster (RET)391451390211533.932.7518/107
:eng: :bwl: Angus Fraser572333572217432.882.55-6/68
:eng: :bat: Mike Gatting (RET)70125317479.252.5--1/14
:eng: :bat: Graham Gooch :slvo::slvo::slvo: (RET)1313067401743.532.4--2/12
:eng: :bwl: Darren Gough1872019504840.622.72-5/50
:eng: :bat: David Gower (RET)124620120.003.3--1/1
:eng: :bwl: Dean Headley41633591327.622.0--4/24
:eng: :bwl: Eddie Hemmings (RET)1351314543146.902.8--4/90
:eng: :bat: Graeme Hick611926311348.543.3--3/38
:eng: :bat: Nasser Hussain7--------
:eng: :bwl: Alan Igglesden137146348.673.9--2/91
:eng: :bwl: Mark Ilott1381271127.003.3--1/106
:eng: :bwl: Paul Jarvis1035910692641.123.0--4/50
:eng: :bwl: Richard Johnson1441550-3.5---
:eng: :bat: Nick Knight4--------
:eng: :bat: Allan Lamb (RET)60523123.004.6--1/6
:eng: :bat: Wayne Larkins (RET)10--------
:eng: :bwl: Syd Lawrence268223455.753.3--2/74
:eng: :ar: Chris Lewis561580426612334.682.71-6/70
:eng: :bwl: Devon Malcolm371292419513730.623.26-7/86
:eng: :bat: Matt Maynard1--------
:eng: :bwl: Alan Mullally52135192223.592.41-6/94
:eng: :bwl: Phil Newport292339937.663.7--4/87
:eng: :ar: Derek Pringle (RET)2162518074837.642.92-5/95
:eng: :bat: Mark Ramprakash17120-2.0---
:eng: :ar: Dermot Reeve114390-2.8---
:eng: :bat: Tim Robinson (RET) :slvo:41100-0.0---
:eng: :wk: Jack Russell80--------
:eng: :bwl: Ian Salisbury113760-5.9---
:eng: :bwl: Gladstone Small (RET)2078419806033.002.53-5/48
:eng: :bat: Robin Smith :slvo::slvo:79--------
:eng: :bat: Alec Stewart :slvo::slvo:54--------
:eng: :bwl: Peter Such1257216695033.382.92-8/47
:eng: :bat: Graham Thorpe20--------
:eng: :bwl: Phil Tufnell :slvo::slvo:632973863531027.852.82458/114
:eng: :bwl: Steve Watkin264223544.603.51-5/56
:eng: :ar: Craig White :slvo:51854492915.482.41-7/63

 
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Itinerary

24 Feb 90 - :wi: West Indies vs England :eng: - First Test at Sabina Park :jam: - West Indies won by 7 wickets
10 Mar 90 - :wi: West Indies vs England :eng: - Second Test at Bourda :guy: - West Indies won by 9 wickets
23 Mar 90 - :wi: West Indies vs England :eng: - Third Test at Queen's Park Oval :tat: - England won by 10 wickets
05 Apr 90 - :wi: West Indies vs England :eng: - Fourth Test at Kensington Oval :bar: - England won by 6 wickets
12 Aug 90 - :wi: West Indies vs England :eng: - Fifth Test at Recreation Ground :wi: - Match drawn

England Squad

:eng: :bat: Graham Gooch :c:

:eng: :bat: Michael Atherton
:eng: :bat: David Gower
:eng: :bat: Graeme Hick :redo:
:eng: :bat: Allan Lamb
:eng: :bat: Robin Smith
:eng: :bat: Alec Stewart :redo:

:eng: :wk: Paul Nixon :redo:
:eng: :wk: Jack Russell

:eng: :ar: Ian Botham
:eng: :ar: Chris Lewis :redo:

:eng: :ar: Phillip DeFreitas
:eng: :bwl: Angus Fraser
:eng: :bwl: Devon Malcolm
:eng: :bwl: Neil Mallender :redo:
:eng: :bwl: Gladstone Small

:eng: :bwl: Eddie Hemmings
:eng: :bwl: Phil Tufnell :redo:

England have picked a brave squad for this tour thst includes several uncapped players (denoted by :redo:), but insist this isn't a sign of chaos in the camp. This certainly is the start of a major rebuild around experienced players like Gooch, Smith, Gower and Botham.

If anything, the squad is a little batting-heavy, but one hopes that a seven-man pace battery can last the distance of five gruelling Tests for which England will be second-favourites
 

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True. But it'll also be interesting to see what happens if the teams were picked as though the selectors weren't on glue

yeah but you also lose a lot of the narratives. This Windies tour was about a conscious moving on from Botham and Gower, could Lewis or Capel be the new Botham, could Stewart or Hussain show the future of English batsmanship, would Lamb blossom as an elder statesman given responsibility of vice captaincy and away from the “negative” influences of his two great mates...

Winning in Jamaica, almost winning in Trinidad, being one absurdly low ball away from a draw in Barbados, this was an unbelievable achievement with the team we had.

If you pick Botham and Gower anyway, don’t pick Capel, add Mallender and Nixon who were not even in the conversation at the time, you’re really changing the make up massively.

Hussain didn’t play again until 93, Atherton and Stewart were both in an out of the team over the early 90s. Are you just gonna pick them anyway because Atherton was better than High Morris?


It’s more “correcting the 90s” than “playing the 90s”
 

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If you pick Botham and Gower anyway, don’t pick Capel, add Mallender and Nixon who were not even in the conversation at the time, you’re really changing the make up massively.
That is definitely true; Mallender is someone who struck me as never being in the conversation until he got picked. As for Nixon - well, we can't let Steve Rhodes play Test cricket can we?

Atherton and Stewart were both in an out of the team over the early 90s. Are you just gonna pick them anyway because Atherton was better than High Morris?
That really depends on whether they get runs or not. I'm not going to stick with someone I like if they're averaging 12 because that wiuld be wild.

It’s more “correcting the 90s” than “playing the 90s”
That's true, but it'll still be fairly 90s other than not being able to play more than 18 players in a series. Would it not be equally 90s if Robert Croft ended up playing 40 Tests because the selectors just refused to let Phil Tufnell bat at number nine
 

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That is definitely true; Mallender is someone who struck me as never being in the conversation until he got picked. As for Nixon - well, we can't let Steve Rhodes play Test cricket can we?


That really depends on whether they get runs or not. I'm not going to stick with someone I like if they're averaging 12 because that wiuld be wild.


That's true, but it'll still be fairly 90s other than not being able to play more than 18 players in a series. Would it not be equally 90s if Robert Croft ended up playing 40 Tests because the selectors just refused to let Phil Tufnell bat at number nine

You’re also missing out on the failed resurrection of Wayne “Ned” Larkins...
 

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huh ive not hear those - where can I find them?

They're in Tuffers book, I think it was Tuffers Cricket Tales (listened to the Audio book because Phil reads them himself). They basically had Ned be Tuffers room mate on the Trip where he made his debut. Talk to me about how that was a good idea...
 

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:wi: West Indies vs England :eng: - First Test at Sabina Park

West Indies XI
:wi: :bat: Gordon Greenidge
:wi: :bat: Desmond Haynes
:wi: :bat: Richie Richardson
:wi: :bat: Carlisle Best
:wi: :bat: Viv Richards :c:
:wi: :ar: Carl Hooper
:wi: :wk: Jeff Dujon
:wi: :bwl: Malcolm Marshall
:wi: :bwl: Ian Bishop
:wi: :bwl: Courtney Walsh
:wi: :bwl: Patrick Patterson

England XI
:eng: :bat: Graham Gooch :c:
:eng: :bat: Mike Atherton
:eng: :bat: Alec Stewart (debut)
:eng: :bat: Robin Smith
:eng: :bat: David Gower
:eng: :ar: Ian Botham
:eng: :wk: Jack Russell
:eng: :ar: Phillip DeFreitas
:eng: :bwl: Angus Fraser
:eng: :bwl: Phil Tufnell (debut)
:eng: :bwl: Devon Malcolm

- - -

England win the toss and choose to bat

- - -

It was a brave choice to bat first for England against quite so strong of a fast bowling attack. Gooch and Atherton did very well to see out the fiery opening spells of Marshall and Walsh without overly worrying themselves with "batting positively", but Bishop and Patterson were no respite as they took a wicket each (Atherton and Stewart) as soon as they were brought into the attack. The Judge came in at four, and was very assured against the extra pace scoring at a little under three an over and playing chancelessly. He and Gooch batted well into the afternoon session without alarm before a fantastic delivery came back in through the gate of Gooch.

That wicket really did open the floodgates. Despite the continued progress of Smith, nobody else could offer him any sort of lasting support. After Gower was dismissed for 16, nobody else made double figures. When Gus Fraser became the eighth man out, Smith had made it all the way to 99 not out, but he would scarcely face another ball. First, Tufnell fended on straight into the hands of Carlisle Best, then Devon Malcolm added insult to injury by nudging the last ball of the over and running hard. Smith had no choice but to let Malcolm keep the strike. In fairness to Malcolm, he did get back off strike immediately, but Marshall then strung together five dots to complete the over. After that, the number eleven could not survive another over of Walsh, and The Judge was left stranded one short of his century.

The West Indian batsmen did not face quite the same threat from the English bowling attack, with their big first innings built around partnerships of 88 (Haynes and Richardson), 142 (Haynes and Best), 81 (Richards and Dujon) and 56 (Dujon and Bishop). The English bowlers seemed almost entirely toothless; the task eventually fell to the part-time leg-spin of Atherton to finish off the lower order. Ultimately, the West Indies made almost 500, in a batting performance that will leave some of the English bowlers in fear of their place in the side.

Faced with the hopeless task of either overturning a 264-run deficit or batting two days for the draw, England took until the seventh over to put a run on the board in their second innings. Once they had done so, Graham Gooch looked by far the more comfortable, rolling along at four an over while Atherton looked to survive. They came close to a century partnership before Malcolm Marshall really hit his stride. Gooch carried on completely unaffected by the loss of both Atherton and Stewart (2 and 5 on debut) to breeze to a classy century from 149 balls, which was all the more remarkable when the other batsmen had combined for only 39 runs between them by that stage. His concentration was finally broken by the Day Four lunch break though, leaving Smith and Gower to hold the fort. They did not hold the fort. Gower did manage a typically pleasing 66, but aside from him the best contribution came from Phillip DeFreitas, who made a very disciplined unbeaten 44 from number eight. Phil Tufnell completed a pair.

A target of 46 to win was never going to be a challenge, and it wasn't - but at least the English resistance had forced the match into a fifth day. DeFreitas and Fraser added three wickets between them though, which should help both feel a little safer in the side going into the second Test.

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I'm also adding a Player of the Season award in the style of the Allan Border Medal - the Barrington Medal.

Drawn or lost match
Best player - 3 points
2nd best player - 2 points
3rd best player - 1 point

Won match
Best player - 5 points
2nd best player - 3 points
3rd best player - 2 points
4th best player - 1 point

Standings
1. Graham Gooch - 3 points (+3)
2. Robin Smith - 2 points (+2)
3. Phillip DeFreitas - 1 point (+1)
 

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:wi: West Indies (1) vs (0) England :eng: - Second Test at Bourda

West Indies XI
:wi: :bat: Gordon Greenidge
:wi: :bat: Desmond Haynes
:wi: :bat: Richie Richardson
:wi: :bat: Carlisle Best
:wi: :bat: Viv Richards :c:
:wi: :ar: Carl Hooper
:wi: :wk: Jeff Dujon
:wi: :bwl: Ian Bishop
:wi: :bwl: Curtly Ambrose
:wi: :bwl: Courtney Walsh
:wi: :bwl: Patrick Patterson

England XI
:eng: :bat: Graham Gooch :c:
:eng: :bat: Mike Atherton
:eng: :bat: Allan Lamb
:eng: :bat: Robin Smith
:eng: :bat: David Gower
:eng: :ar: Ian Botham
:eng: :wk: Jack Russell
:eng: :ar: Phillip DeFreitas
:eng: :bwl: Eddie Hemmings
:eng: :bwl: Angus Fraser
:eng: :bwl: Devon Malcolm

- - -

England win the toss and choose to bowl

- - -

After being kicked to the kerb in the first Test, England dropped both of their debutants for the second - something that I'm sure will be a real vote of confidence for them both - and returned to Allan Lamb and Eddie Hemmings. Upon winning the toss, Graham Gooch signalled a slight change of mindset by choosing to field first. This could be seen as Gooch backing his bowlers, or it could be seen as Gooch failing to back his batsmen. In reality, it's probably just a captain wanting to try something different after his team got absolutely violated in the first Test.

Unfortunately it quickly became evident that things had not improved from the first Test. The West Indian openers breezed through the first session almost entirely untroubled. Devon Malcolm looked particularly off the boil, leaking runs at four an over. Indeed, the only England bowler to claim a wicket at all on the first day was DeFreitas, who dismissed Gordon Greenidge for 36; Desmond Haynes fell to a run-out which seemed to be the main mode of dismissal England were bowling for. There's not much to say about the West Indian innings other than pointing out that they finished the first day on 294 for two, Jeff Dujon also got a load of runs, and Angus Fraser dragged his body through 42 overs to finish with three for 94.

The English reply wasn't catastrophic, but it was punctuated by remarkably regular wickets. There would be no fifty partnership until the seventh wicket stand, which was between Jack Russell and Phillip DeFreitas. Russell would run out of partners before becoming the second batsman of the innings to record a half-century (Gooch again), and also before he was able to haul the tourists past the follow-on target. So follow on they did.

The second innings followed much the same pattern as the first, with five batsmen reaching 30 but none of them reaching 50. Curtly Ambrose, replacing Marshall presumably because it's hard to fit five fast bowlers into a team, was particularly outstanding even if the pressure he built tended to reward his bowling partners with wickets rather than himself. A late flurry of boundaries from Fraser and Malcolm did force the West Indies to bat again, but not in for more than a few overs while they knocked off their sub-30 target.

Another embarrassing performance from this England team that was meant to herald the beginning of a new era (but really hasn't). If they lose again in the next Test, then the last two games will count for very little.

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I'm also adding a Player of the Season award in the style of the Allan Border Medal - the Barrington Medal.

Drawn or lost match
Best player - 3 points
2nd best player - 2 points
3rd best player - 1 point

Won match
Best player - 5 points
2nd best player - 3 points
3rd best player - 2 points
4th best player - 1 point

Standings
1. Graham Gooch - 4 points (+1)
2. Angus Fraser - 3 points (+3)
=3. Robin Smith - 2 points
=3. Jack Russell - 2 points (+2)
5. Phillip DeFreitas - 1 point
 

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