Re: Where are they now?
Posted by: Pistol Pete
Date: 10 February, 2006 20:42
This thread has brought back some great memories – two of our most memorable games of the 80s. I hadn’t realised they were within a couple of weeks of each other.
1. Keith Tomlins played in the July 1983 Benson and Hedges final against Essex, where we got 196 and at tea Essex were 123-1, needing 74 from 30 overs with 9 wickets left. We won by 4 runs.
2. As Dingy Bags has said, Richard Ellis played against Essex at Chelmsford in the championship in August 83 , where we were bowled out for 83 (Barlow 44*, Pringle 7-32) Essex had a first innings lead of 200+ and presumably thought they were going to win easily, but we batted for about a day and a half, and drew comfortably in the end.
Apart from Tomlins/Ellis, the other 10 Middlesex players were the same in both games.
Trivia item – in the championship game, Middlesex equalled an obscure record for all first class cricket, which I think still stands. Any suggestions?