Dec 24th Down the years,Birth of The great Colin Cowdrey

Dec 24th Down the years,Birth of The great Colin Cowdrey

Michael Colin Cowdrey was born in Bangalore, On this day in 1932

One of the all-time greats, Colin Cowdrey was the first cricketer to play in a 100Test matches. He celebrated the occasion by scoring a exceptional century in opposition to the touring Australians at Edgbaston. Colin Cowdrey, or Lord  Cowdrey was also the first English cricketer to given a peerage. He captained England in 27 Tests, now not certainly one of them integrated an Ashes recreation Down below. He aggregated a staggering 42,719 runs First class runs that include 107 centuries and 231 fifties. Alastair cook and Kevin Pietersen are the only two English batsman to score more test hundreds than Lord  Cowdrey did(22). Regardless of all his achievements, there was once invariably a way of lost opportunities with  Cowdrey. As Fred Trueman succinctly put, he was once ‘a superb ability who in no way fulfilled his capabilities’.

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