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  • England v New Zealand Cricket Memorabilia

    Posted on May 18, 2013 by Selby

     James Anderson s 300th Test wicket (81 Tests) wasn’t enough to hold back New Zealand’s determined effort to win the 1st Test at Lords, at start of play today Paddy Power was still offering 11/1 on a tourist win, while I think a close look at the weekend weather forecast may lead to a draw.

    Cricket Memorabilia from this series will be very collectable and signings are taking place during the series, of particular interest to collectors are signed cricket bats, scorecards, autographs and tour itineraries.

    England need to concentrate on getting NZ out for under 232 followed by a big 2ind innings, the bowling talents of Southee Wagner and Boult who seem more than capable of restricting runs and getting wickets will not make things easy

    Ian Botham still remains England’s leading wicket taker on 383 followed by Bob Willis and Fred Trueman.

    Cricket Collectables pertaining to any of the Top 10 bowlers is a great way to start a memorabilia collection.

    Tony Selby


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  • Jimmy Anderson hopes for wickets record

    Posted on March 21, 2013 by Selby

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    Jimmy Anderson is looking at the New Zealand v England Test at Eden Park as a further step towards becoming England’s leading wicket taker.

    Anderson needs only 3 wickets to surpass Derek Underwood’s tally of 297 wickets before concentrating on the top 3 bowlers. As he moves in the direction of Ian Botham’s record of 383 wickets taken over a total of 102 matches he is not helped by the New Zealand surfaces which have so far been flat and relatively unresponsive.

    Cricket memorabilia from the New Zealand v England Test and ODI series is very popular especially signed cricket bats and match used cricket balls, so far this winter in the Southern Hemisphere has been excellent for both.

    Having averaged an enviable 30 wickets per year so far it is really about all about how long he can continue playing at Test level. Best of luck to him.

    It is interesting to note the following stats:

    Ian Botham                   383 wickets per 102 matches played (28.4)

    Bob Willis                      325 wickets per 90   matches played (25.2)

    Freddie Trueman         307 wickets per 67 matches played (21.5)

    Derek Underwood      297 wickets per 86 matches played (25.8

    Jimmy Anderson         295 wickets per 79 matches played (30.4)

    As is evident from the bowling averages my number one bowler Freddie Trueman comes in first as expected with an average of 21.5 and note that he only played 67 matches to achieve 307 wickets.

    Without Kevin Peterson tomorrow England have it all to do, anyway let’s hope the rain keeps off and that the wicket for the deciding Test of the series at Eden Park, offers more to the bowlers.

    Tony Selby 


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