John Atkinson Pendlington presents WG Grace with linear scoring method

September 6, 1893. As the penultimate engagement of the Ashes tour drew to an end, John Atkinson Pendlington, a diehard cricket enthusiast, presented WG Grace with a radical scoring sheet — which became the revolutionary Linear Scoring Method. Arunabha Sengupta revisits the day this technique made its first appearance and how it was refined by legendary scorers Bill Ferguson and Bill Frindall.

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Peter Wynne Thomas - the man behind Trent Bridge Library and chronicler of Nottinghamshire Cricket

Peter Wynne-Thomas is the man behind the Trent Bridge Library and as much of an institution. He is a historian, writer and statistician, the force without whom most of Nottinghamshire’s cricketing deeds would have gone undocumented. He has compiled the history of Nottinghamshire cricket, written the biographies of the local heroes from Arthur Shrewsbury to Harold Larwood to Derek Randall. He has even travelled around the county to discover unknown cricket grounds, sketching the diagrams of the fields in meticulous detail. Arunabha Sengupta caught up with him at the Trent Bridge Library during the first Test match.

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