You know all about the Test honours boards at Lord’s, which have been covered in this blog a few times.
You also know who never did well while playing in several matches at Lord’s: https://abn397.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/those-who-missed-the-bus-at-lords/
Now imagine the concept of a Dishonour Board. For batting, this would be anyone who gets a genuine pair (dismissed for a duck in both innings) at Lord’s:
Dismissed for a pair at Lord’s:
India contributed Murali Vijay and Kuldeep Yadav in the 2018 Test. Earlier that season, Stuart Broad was dismissed for a silver pair (out second ball in each innings). Anderson and Curran both got pairs against India in 2021.
In 2021, Sam Curran became the first to get a golden pair (out first ball in each innings) at Lord’s. No instance could be found of a bronze pair (third ball).
As you may guess, most of these players are not specialist batsmen (though Prior, Stokes and Murali Vijay are exceptions).
Botham’s pair in 1981 was the final trigger to his dismissal from the captaincy, when England trailed 0-1 in the second Test of an Ashes series. Brearley came back as captain, and the rest was history as England won three Tests in a row to win 3-1.
Now we look at those who bowled in each innings of a match and had match figures of 0-100 or worse:
The most runs conceded are 143 by West Indian Fidel Edwards and 142 by Australian AC Agar. The most overs bowled is 51 by R Berry in 1950. That was in the historic victory when the West Indies won in England for the first time.
The only instance from India is that of Shastri, who came up against Gooch’s 333 and 123 in 1990.
And finally, we look at wicket-keepers who did not make a dismissal after fielding in both innings of a match:
Leslie Ames appears here three times in the 1930s. A number of other prominent keepers ranging from Waite to de Villiers are here as well.
Now someone like Andy Zaltzman can take this up further and put up the Dishonour Boards at Lord’s.