Cornwall and Crapp

Rakheem Cornwall is the man of the moment-as he had good bowling figures as well as Man of the Match award in only his second Test. Many sports fans like large and bulky figures, as Dwayne Leverock and Jesse Ryder would testify.

Another point of interest is the surname Cornwall, which as we know is a rather remote part of England and one of the Minor Counties. A quick look at the pages of the Cornwall county club do not show any prominent name who played for it. At best we can find two 1-Test players, Shakil Ahmed (Pakistan 1998-99) and NV Williams (England 1990).

There appears to be only one Test player who was born in Cornwall. He played for Gloucestershire and even captained it. You may have heard of him and his (unusual) surname, as most of his Test career coincided with the last few Tests of Bradman in 1948.

He did make 3 fifties in his 7 Tests, and was considered to be responsible for winning a close Test against South Africa.

More on the etymology of crap and the better-known Thomas Crapper:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Crapper#Origin_of_the_word_%22crap%22

All-round fails in T20Is

Note: Data as on 25th March 2017:

Having covered batting, bowling and fielding fails in the three formats of cricket, we finally turn our attention to all-round fails in T20Is. For all-round performance we take the cases of (batting + bowling) as well as (batting + bowling + fielding).

No runs or wickets in T20Is (2 or more matches):

No wickets no runs

Mostly lesser-known players here except for MS Sinclair, who was a prominent Test batsman who was at the end of his career when he turned to T20Is. Other Test players include current SL player Nuwan Pradeep and earlier player Ruchira Perera whose bowling action was generally under a cloud. The popular heavyweight Dwayne Leverock is also here.

As you can see, several of the players listed above took catches and stumpings. We now look at those who did not manage any fielding dismissals besides runs and wickets.

No runs or wickets or dismissals in T20Is (2 or more matches):

No wickets or runs or disms

A shorter list, but still including a handful of Test players. At least they did get to field. Note that the Irish player GJ McCarter has the record to himself. Later we will see some who never got a chance to field in their T20I careers.

No batting or bowling in T20Is (complete list):

No batting or bowling

Several wicketkeepers here, including Ambrose, de Saram and Vilas who played several Tests for England, Sri Lanka and South Africa respectively. Note the special cases of Mol and Schoonheim, which are covered below:

No batting, bowling or fielding in T20Is (complete list):

No batting 0r bowling or fielding

These two players were scheduled to play in a T20I which was completely rained off. But the toss had taken place, and under ICC guidelines the match is included in player records. Not all statisticians will agree with this guideline, which has covered a few more matches (including one between India and Scotland at the first T20I world championship in 2007).

While Mol did play a few ODIs, Schoonheim did not represent his country on any other occasion.