Hope you have read the previous post about 99s.
Nineties in both innings:
Clem Hill was particularly fond of 90s as he scored 99 followed by 98 and 97 mentioned above.
Nineties on debut:
While Chipperfield and Christiani later scored centuries, Asim Kamal finished with his 99 on debut as his top score. VH Stollmeyer made 96 in his only Test innings, which was unfortunately just before WW2 broke out. His younger brother Jeff Stollmeyer had a longer run and captained the West Indies.
Another point of interest is LJ Tancred’s 97 which was the highest score on debut by a South African-until Kepler Wessels scored a century on debut for Australia in 1982-83. The first “genuine” century on debut by a South African was 163 by AC Hudson in the comeback Test against WI in 1991-92.
A number of famous names narrowly missed a century on debut. They include Redpath, Worrell, Ponting, Dravid, SP Fleming and FS Jackson. Many lesser names scored a century on debut and did nothing much afterwards.
PA Gibb (93 and 106) and CG Greenidge (93 and 107) scored a 90 and 100 on debut.
Several players have made two 99s. The latest addition to this club was Misbah-ul-Haq.
If you take all scores between 90 and 99, the record of 10 is shared by Dravid, Tendulkar and Steve Waugh. Next is MJ Slater with 9, with de Villiers, Inzamam and Kallicharan with 8.
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For numbers, there were nine batsmen who scored before 1950 with F S Jackson who debuted in 1893!
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