Club News

18 February 1997


Congratulations to Robert Croft who returned the best ever match analysis by a Glamorgan bowler for England in the 3rd Test against New Zealand at Christchurch. Robert returned match figures of 7-143, thereby passing Jeff Jones' previous best of 6-118 against Australia at Adelaide in 1965/66.

Robert also finished on top of England's bowling averages in the Test series with New Zealand which finished yesterday. The off-spinner, who has been highly praised by the media during the tour, took 10 wickets at 16.20 apiece from his 90.1 overs against the Kiwi's.

Earlier, on the Zimbabwe leg of the winter tour, Robert finished as England's leading wicket-taker, and in all of the first-class games on the tour, Robert has taken a highly creditable tally of 28 wickets. This is the second best performance by a Glamorgan bowler on a full England tour, bettered only by Jeff Jones on the 1965/66 M.C.C. tour to Australia and New Zealand. During the 32 match tour, Jones claimed 48 wickets at 30.68 apiece, and it was in the first innings of the 4th Test against Australia at Adelaide that Jones took 6-118. These remain the best bowling figures in an innings for England by a Glamorgan bowler, and they could be the next Test record to be broken by Croft - maybe in the forthcoming Ashes series!

You can review Robert's performances with England this winter by going to the Glamorgan Players Wintering Abroad page.