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Apparently, CK Nayudu played first-class cricket in India for an amazing 47 years, starting in 1916 (source: http://blog.thecricketer.com/?p=20215) Other than that, I can't find anyone on Cricinfo who would have played in the span you're talking about (last match summer of 1914, next match summer of 1946). A lot of players played to the start of WW2, but ...


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There are a significant number of athletes who have professional careers longer than 24 years. Going for the longest by sport: Basketball: Robert Parish, 21 years American Football: George Blanda, 26 years Baseball: Cap Anson and Nolan Ryan, 27 years Ice hockey: Gordie Howe, 33 years, including 1972 when Howe didn't play. If Howe's one shift for the ...


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Wilfred Rhodes played test cricket for nearly 31 years. http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/player/19376.html


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No - the batsman can only be out if he hits the ball with the bat, or a hand holding the bat, whilst in the commission of a stroke. If he is not holding the bat, and the ball strikes the bat, it's not out. See section 8 of the relevant law - http://www.lords.org/mcc/laws-of-cricket/laws/law-6-the-bat/ Depending on the circumstances, it could be obstructing ...


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TODI: In ODI, 50 overs should be completed in 210 min as per the rules and out of this 10 min is provided for Drinks breaks. So the total time allotted for an over is 200/50 = 4 min. By considering this, the over rate per hour is 15 overs. T20: For T20, the total time is 75 min and 20 overs has to be completed in 75 mins(Drinks breaks are included in this). ...


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No, a hat trick is a wicket with each of three consecutive balls by the bowler1. They can be split across overs, or even across innings in a two innings match, but it has to be three consecutive balls. For avoidance of doubt, there is no definition within the Laws of Cricket (or even any playing conditions in common use that I'm aware of) for exactly what a ...



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