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Jim Laker’s 10/88 Rattles Australia in Tour Sport

16th May 1956: Jim Laker
16th May 1956: Jim Laker's 10/88 Rattles Australia in Tour Game

England off-spinner Jim Laker was the primary ever participant to bag all 10 wickets in an innings in a global match – the opposite being India’s Anil Kumble – within the fourth Ashes Take a look at at Previous Trafford in 1956. The legendary spinner returned with magical figures of 19/90 within the Take a look at.

However what many do not learn about Laker is his feat towards the Australians in a first-class match in 1956 the place he obtained 10/88.

The pitch was wonderful for spin bowling, with Laker weaving his magic from one finish, whereas his associate Tony Lock returned with figures of 0/100. Quick bowlers did not have a job to play as Ray Lindwall may solely bowl two overs.

Whereas within the second innings of the match, a drained Laker may add solely two wickets to his match tally, whereas his counterpart Lock, bagged 7/49.

Surrey registered a win by 10 wickets over the Aussies, and have become the primary county to beat the latter since 1912.

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