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Alec Bedser - England. 236 wickets.

Alec Bedser - England. 236 wickets.

England cricket team at Trent Bridge 1899. Back row: Dick Barlow (umpire), Tom Hayward, George Hirst, Billy Gunn, J T Hearne (12th man), Bill Storer (wkt kpr), Bill Brockwell, V A Titchmarsh (umpire). Middle row: C B Fry, K S Ranjitsinhji, W G Grace (captain), Stanley Jackson. Front row: Wilfred Rhodes, Johnny Tyldesley.

Ranjitsinhj - Indian King and excellent cricketer wrote to The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for advice on tackling malarial swamps in Gujarat.

Cricket 1902 Wilfred Rhodes, Yorkshire and England

Cricket 1902 Wilfred Rhodes, Yorkshire and England

England XI to Australia, 1863-64, the 2nd England. They were all professional apart from EM Grace, brother of WG. Grace

England XI to Australia, the England. They were all professional apart from EM Grace, brother of WG.

4: Herbert Sutcliffe - England. Average 60.73. 84 innings.

4: Herbert Sutcliffe - England. Average 60.73. 84 innings.

20: Dudley Nourse - South Africa. Average 53.82. 62 innings.

20: Dudley Nourse - South Africa. Average 53.82. 62 innings.

English Cricket - C B Fry

Postcards of the Past - Vintage Cricket Postcards

England batsman Joe #Root #infographic #cricket

Bats, hotels, meals and boundaries: BBC Sport looks at the numbers behind the record-breaking feats of England batsman Joe Root in