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  Oval World on the Net - Surrey Greats
In his first full season, 1947, Jim finished top of the Surrey - and seventh in the National - bowling averages and was selected for the MCC winter tour of the West Indies.
In 1948 Laker came in for some heavy punishment against the formidable Australians, and his failure cost him dearly in the eyes of the selectors.
Jim became specially registered for Essex in 1962 and appeared for them on and off for three seasons, in which he took his tally of first-class wickets to 1,944 at an average of 18.40.
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  Jim Laker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laker was the first to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings, ten for 53 in the Australians' second innings of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford in 1956 (the only other bowler to take all 10 wickets is Anil Kumble of India in 1999).
Laker was married to an Austrian national who did not know much about cricket.
In later years Laker was a highly regarded cricket commentator for BBC television.
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 Cricinfo - Jim Laker's other ten-for
Laker himself was not in the best frame of mind after a sleepless night looking after his unwell daughter, and a half-hearted attempt to declare himself unfit was brushed aside by Stuart Surridge, Surrey's captain.
A tired Laker, who by then had bowled 30 overs on the trot, asked to be taken off at the interval, but for the second time in the day his request was dismissed by Surridge.
When Laker had taken nine, Keith Miller was joined by Jack Wilson, a slow left-armer from Victoria who was known as Chucker on account of his jerky action, a legacy of a footballing injury which at one time threatened to leave him with an unusable left arm.
www.icc-cricket.com /wc2007/content/story/138642.html   (1233 words)

  
 Jim Laker - Wikipedia Mirror
James Charles (Jim) Laker (February 9, 1922, Frizinghall, near Bradford, Yorkshire–April 23, 1986, Putney, London) was a cricketer who played for England in the 1950s.
Laker was the first to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings, in the fourth Test against Australia at Old Trafford in 1956 (the only other bowler to take all 10 wickets is Anil Kumble of India).
Laker was married to an Austrian national who did not know much about cricket.
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 CricketNext.com : Live Cricket Scorecard, Cricket News, Cricket Videos
Laker's performance is still considered as one of the greatest feats ever seen in cricket history.
Laker's achievement came in the fourth Test at Old Trafford in Manchester in July 1956 when he dismissed all but one of the Australians for just 90 runs with superb spin bowling to help his side win the Ashes 2-1.
Laker died in 1986 at the age of 64, but most of the cricketers feel it would be hard to match Laker's feat.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Jim Laker
James Charles Laker (February 9 1922 – April 23 1986) was a cricketer who played for England in the 1950s, most famous for "Laker's match" in 1956 at Old Trafford, when he took nineteen wickets in England's victory against Australia.
Laker was the first to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings, ten for 53 in the Australians' second innings of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford in 1956 (the only other bowler to take all 10 wickets is Anil Kumble of India in 1999).
Apart from his figures in 'Laker's match', the other bowling analysis for which he will be remembered is his 8 wickets for 2 runs in an innings in a Test Trial at Bradford in 1950, playing for England against 'The Rest'.
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 BBC - h2g2 - Ten-wicket Hauls In Test Cricket
Laker had previously in the same year shown the touring Australians what he could do, while playing for Surrey at the Oval, taking all ten wickets during a warm-up match to the Ashes series.
It was nevertheless sufficient for Jim Laker to add the wicket of Jim Burke to his tally, who was caught out by Tony Lock for 33 during the third day, having added nothing to his overnight score.
Laker's effort was matched at Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium on 7 February, 1999, by Indian Anil Kumble, against old enemy Pakistan.
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 Perfect 10 | Andrew Baker | Columnists | Sport | Telegraph
But Jim Laker was much feared by batsmen of his time and when, 50 years ago today, he took all 10 wickets in the Australian second innings at Old Trafford, his team-mates were delighted but hardly surprised.
Laker had been in fine form and had already run through the Australians once that summer, taking all 10 wickets in an innings for Surrey.
Laker eventually returned figures of 10 for 53 off 51.2 overs to add to his nine for 37 from the first innings, giving him the extraordinary match figures of 19 for 90.
www.telegraph.co.uk /sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2006/07/31/sobake31.xml   (413 words)

  
 Laker bowling feat defied logic and probability
Laker, who had already taken all 10 Australian wickets in an innings for Surrey, captured 11 in the third Test at Headingley to set up an England win.
Still Laker was not required on a succession of tour parties and found it difficult to command a permanent place at home, despite his extraordinary figures of eight for two in the 1950 Test trial.
After the match the players soon dispersed and Laker stopped at a pub on his return to London where a television set was showing highlights of the day's play.
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 Ashes - The Complete History
Jim Laker still stands alone in the record books for taking 19 wickets in a Test match.
It was during that time, in 1956, that Laker performed his miracle for England in the Old Trafford Test against Australia.
Laker took 193 wickets for England and 1,944 in all during his first-class career.
www.btinternet.com /~warney/ashes/englaker.htm   (266 words)

  
 CNN/SI - Cricket - Contrasting days for 10-wicket duo of Kumble, Laker - Sunday February 07, 1999 01:59 PM
Kumble emulated Laker's historic feat of bagging all 10 wickets in a test innings when he returned figures of 10 for 74 in his country's 212-run defeat of Pakistan in the second test in New Delhi on Sunday.
Kumble cleverly exploited the bounce on a dry, turning wicket to rival Laker's remarkable figures against Australia in Manchester in 1956 when the Englishman took all 10 wickets for 53 in the second innings for a remarkable match total of 19 for 90.
In his autobiography, Arlott tells how Laker stopped off for a snack at a bar on his way home after the match and was not even recognized by fans talking about his achievement.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /cricket/news/1999/02/07/kumble_laker   (603 words)

  
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Laker's record was made up of a first innings nine for 37 before, in an achievement comparable to Roger Bannister's sub four-minute mile, he became the first man to take all ten wickets in a Test innings with 10 for 53 when Australia batted again.
Such suggestions upset Laker, who died in 1986 aged 64, to the end of his life and he cited a comment from Australia great Don Bradman, then retired, that the pitch was "flat and slow with plenty of runs in it," as proof that he had earnt his wickets.
Laker, who later became a BBC television cricket commentator, would probably have disapproved of all the fuss.
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 Jim Laker at AllExperts
Laker was the first to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings, ten for 53 in the fourth Test against Australia at Old Trafford in 1956 (the only other bowler to take all 10 wickets is Anil Kumble of India in 1999).
Having also taken nine for 37 in the first innings, Laker's match bowling figures were 19-90: no other bowler has taken more than seventeen wickets in a first-class match.
Eighteen wickets in a match was achieved by William Lillywhite for eleven Players against sixteen Gentlemen at Lord's in 1837, and by Henry Arkwright for MCC against Kent in a 12-a-side match at Canterbury in 1861, but seventeen is the most otherwise recorded in an eleven-a-side match.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Jim Laker: A Biography: Books: Alan Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Laker was born and raised in Yorkshire, but left to fight in World War II, lying about his age to secure an earlier posting, the perfect escape from the confines of home.
Off the field, Laker found himself in conflict with authority and his apparent unwillingness to play when his oft-injured finger caused him problems meant he was not selected for a number of tours.
Laker was effectively forced out of cricket for 3 years, returning to play for Essex for three seasons, before retiring in 1965.
www.amazon.co.uk /Jim-Laker-Biography-Alan-Hill/dp/0233050434   (471 words)

  
 Between Trains
For Laker the year of his triumph was a watershed; in cricketing terms, it was a crisis to be linked with the last despairing shout of colonialism on the banks of the Suez Canal.
Laker was now the mature bowling artist and intent on resolving his status.
Laker had then taken four wickets and Surridge brushed aside the protestations of the tired bowler.
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 H Natarajan : A historic feat is 50 years old, Natarajan H blogs on sulekha, Sports blogs, Natarajan H blog from india
Jim Laker's feat of capturing all 10 wickets in a Test innings will be 50 years old on July 31.
The bowler in question is Jim Laker and the moment in time was the then unparalled feat in Test history of a bowler claiming all 10 wickets in an innings.
Laker finished the series with 46 wickets (avge 9.60), three short of the record of 49 wickets that Sydney Barnes got against South Africa in 1913-14.
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 Lancashire County Cricket Club - Official Website
The eight will be attending a Jim Laker Trust dinner, organised by the Lords Taverners, at the Savoy on September 18 and the proceeds will go towards coaching young English spinners in Mumbai.
Jim's father Charles abandoned his family - he was a womanising stonemason from Sussex, born close to the family of Freddie Laker - when he was two and he was brought up by an exotic lady named Ellen Kane who was an unqualified teacher who rode motor cycles and refereed football matches.
Jim had the same independent streak and was one of the first cricketers to fight for improved rights, including free speech, which initially made him unpopular circles.
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 Cricinfo - Players and Officials - Jim Laker
What turned the scale was that Laker was bowling off-breaks whereas Lock relied on the left-armer's natural leg-break, and the Australians at that period were wholly inexperienced in playing off-breaks, especially on a wicket which, heavily marled and almost devoid of grass, might have been designed for an off-spinner.
Born at Frizinghall, near Bradford, Laker was brought up in Yorkshire and in his schooldays was a batsman and a fast bowler.
In 1956-57 he was one of the MCC side in South Africa, where he met with fair success, and at last in 1958-59 was picked for a tour of Australia, where he topped the bowling averages both in the Tests and in all first-class matches.
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 The Standard - China's Business Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Laker's record was made up of a first innings nine for 37 before, in an achievement comparable to Roger Bannister's sub four-minute mile, he became the first man to take all 10 wickets in a Test innings with 10 for 53 when Australia batted again.
Such suggestions upset Laker, who died in 1986 aged 64, to the end of his life and he cited a comment from Australia great Don Bradman, then retired, that the pitch was "flat and slow with plenty of runs in it," as proof that he had earned his wickets.
Laker, who later became a BBC cricket commentator, would probably have disapproved of all the fuss.
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Laker, who took 8-2 in a Test trial at Bradford Park Avenue in 1950, also had plenty of runs to play with, courtesy of England's first-innings total of 459; he was up against one of the least imposing batting line-ups Australia have had.
The son of a single mother, Laker was born on February 9, 1922 and grew up in Frizinghall, where he began his cricket career as a fast bowler with Saltaire before switching to spin.
Laker was not a great respecter of authority and in 1960, a year after resigning from Surrey, Laker caused a furore with his book, Over to Me, in which he criticised officials and former team-mates.
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 Anniversary of Laker's 19 wickets - Surrey Cricket - News - Surreycricket.com
Laker was born in Frizinghall, near Bradford in 1922.
He writes "Four years later Jim was stripped of his honorary Life Memberships of Surrey CCC, for whom he played a prominent part in the 1950s side that won the Championship in successive seasons, and the MCC, for putting his name to a controversial book 'Over to Me'".
Laker finished up as cricket chairman at Surrey before he tragically died at the age of 64.
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 Player Bio: Jim Roque :: Men's Ice Hockey
Jim Roque became the ninth coach in the 40-year history of Lake Superior State hockey when he replaced Frank Anzalone in June of 2005.
Roque played for the Lakers from 1983-87 and totaled 56 goals and 144 career points, which was good for 19th place on the Lakers' total career points chart.
Roque was a part of the first recruited class brought in by Anzalone and was also a member of the first Laker squad to advance to the NCAA Tournament in 1985.
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 Jim Laker from Books.co.uk
Jim Laker will always be remembered for his bowling in the Test match at Old Trafford in 1956, when he took 19 Australian wickets for 90, 9 for 37 in the first innings and 10 for 53 in the second.
He moved into television after giving up cricket and the measured Yorkshire tones of Jim Laker became synonymous with English summer days from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s.
The first new book to be written on the man for over eight years, it is a volume that in the first instance will commemorate the 1956 achievement and in the next will re-evaluate the reasons for his name being much maligned in the early 1960s.
www.books.co.uk /jim_laker/0752439324.html   (253 words)

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