CricketArchive

A profile of Jim Laker
by Dave Liverman


Player:JC Laker

Jim Laker's best known feat was the unequalled total of nineteen wickets in a match, in 1956 against Australia at Old Trafford, an accomplishment that demonstrated his dominance on a turning pitch. He was a fine exponent of the art of off spin bowling, varying pace, line and flight, and was quite capable of troubling batsmen on a wicket that offered little help. He was a reasonable batsman who did not sell his wicket cheaply, but never made many runs. He failed to find a regular place in the England team until 1956, after playing with little success against the 1948 Australians but took 63 wickets in 7 matches against the 1956 tourists. A Yorkshireman who played for Surrey, he later had a succesful career as a TV commentator.

(Article: Copyright © 1998 Dave Liverman)



LATEST SCORES

CURRENT EVENTS

View all Current Events CLICK HERE






We would like to thank all our contributors. Click here to see how to you can help.
Copyright © 2003-2014 CricketArchive