Wishing everyone a very happy and successful New Year from everyone involved at Southgate Cricket Club.
With the news of Jacques Kallis retiring from Test Cricket it’s worthy of note that the South African legend graced the Walker Ground in a match between Middlesex and the Proteas prior to the 1999 Cricket World Cup.
For the full card click here http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/99/99919.html
See below some action shots of Kallis’ team mates Herschelle Gibbs and Mark Boucher from the match.
Graeme Swann who announced his retirement on Sunday is another international legend to have played on the hallowed turf of the Walker Ground!
In a fixture containing no fewer than a dozen internationals Swann opened the batting for Notts in a high scoring limited overs match back in 2005. Go here for the card: http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/82/82654.html
As the 4th day of the Perth Test Match between Australia and England moved towards it’s close it was interesting to listen into former England batsman Ed Smith recalling his battle with co-commentator Glen McGrath at the Walker Ground in 2004.
The match in which Smith was batting for Kent ended in a win for Middlesex by 119 runs with the Aussie great taking five wickets in the match. Interestingly twelve of the 22 playing in the fixture at Southgate were eventually capped at international level including current England opening batsman Michael Carberry, then a Kent collegaue of Smith who mate a duck and 1!
The full card is on cricket archive:http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/80/80006.html