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26 Aug 20 09:07
Date Joined: 16 Jul 10
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Still opening the bowling for Kent, 20 wickets in 4 matches including 2 five-fors and contributes with the bat with middle order runs. Just earned another one year contract extension, a tribute to his fitness and ability. Has to be one of the best county cricketers of all time.
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Report mad mad moon August 26, 2020 10:10 PM BST
Totally agree.
A few late 30 somethings carry on for the T20 cash, and batsmen like Gooch and Close can play in their 40s ,
but to still be playing 4 day cricket at 44 as a competitive all rounder is phenomenal.
Report Cardinal Scott August 27, 2020 5:30 PM BST
Tremendous Operator!
Report mafeking August 28, 2020 1:12 AM BST
doing very well to be still taking wickets regularly in his mid 40s but really doesn't say much for the standard of batting in the championship. been a few very one sided games with div 1 heavyweights up against some of the weaker div 2 sides in the last month
Report dambuster September 8, 2020 12:48 PM BST
Excellent pro, but didn't  W G Grace play into he's 70s ?
Report flukes September 8, 2020 11:13 PM BST
Another 9 wicket haul
Report Richie_Burnett October 5, 2020 8:06 PM BST
He's just made the PCA team of the year:

Darren Stevens

167 Overall MVP points
Averaging 33.37 points per game
Third highest red-ball bowling MVP points
Three five-wicket hauls

Chris Cooke best keeperDevil
Report Richie_Burnett April 9, 2021 7:31 PM BST
Oldest centurion for 35 years in county championshipCrazy
Report Richard LL April 9, 2021 10:58 PM BST
A great effort.
Who was the centurion 1n 1986?
Report Richard LL April 9, 2021 11:00 PM BST
Boycs? Amiss?
Report Richie_Burnett April 10, 2021 3:48 AM BST

Apr 9, 2021 -- 10:58PM, Richard LL wrote:

A great effort.Who was the centurion 1n 1986?

Chris Balderstone for Leicestershire.

Report Richie_Burnett May 3, 2021 7:12 AM BST
Took 5-53 on his 45th birthday but they still lost to Glamorgan inside 2 daysLaugh
Report Richie_Burnett May 4, 2021 7:30 AM BST
He's actually some way short of being the oldest bowler to take five in an innings in the Championship: Warwickshire's Willie Quaife claimed three in 1926, when he was 54 years old. The oldest to take a five-for in any first-class match was William Lillywhite, who was 58 when he took six for Over-36 against Under-36 at Lord's in 1850.

I think the last 50-year-old to take five wickets in a Championship innings was Tom Goddard, the Gloucestershire offspinner, who did it three times in 1952 at the age of 51.
Report Cupwinkcook May 8, 2021 10:31 AM BST
used to be a couple of aul lads that played Sunday League 40 over matches in the late 80s, always spinners

Flat Jack Simmons for Lancashire
Norman Gifford - was it Warwickshire?

Had to be hidden in the field and couldn't bat for toffee

but bowled their overs economically
Report flukes May 21, 2021 3:45 PM BST
The guy is different class, 190 off 149 balls today with 15 sixes Laugh
Report Richie_Burnett May 21, 2021 3:51 PM BST
Report Richie_Burnett May 21, 2021 3:59 PM BST
18 wickets @ 20 and 420 runs @ 46 (80 SR)Crazy

Should be in the england squad.
Report Whisperingdeath May 22, 2021 9:39 AM BST
Top innings from Miguel Cummins it has to be said. Batted for two hours, faced 61 balls and scored 1 run in the stand with Stevens. The stand produced 166 runs in 28.1 overs. Magnificent effort from Cummins. Shame Darren let him down and hit out before Cummins could reach his centuryWink
Report TCat May 25, 2021 6:29 PM BST
Cupwinkcook : Jack Simmons was a half decent bat down the order. He scored over nine thousand runs in first class cricket at 22.52 and also averaged 18.19 in one day cricket. Agreed he was a liability in the field although I seem to remember he wasn't a bad slip. Played until he was 48.
Report Whisperingdeath May 25, 2021 7:44 PM BST
Norman Gifford, Fred Titmus. Easier for spinners. There is no reason why a man of 45 should not play first class cricket. it is not boxing. What he loses in reflex and athleticism he makes up for with muscle memory and experience. It is quite extraordinary though to want it so much at that age.
Report Richie_Burnett June 1, 2021 3:23 AM BST
Misbah was playing tests at 42.
Report peckerdunne September 18, 2021 4:01 PM BST
45 now

That was a classknock
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