MISCELLANEOUS

dated November 14, 1953: Worrell smashes century before lunch

On the 13th, in Amritsar, a fine century before lunch by F.M. Worrell, who made 110, marked the first day's play between North Zone and the Silver Jubilee Overseas Cricket team. The tourists ended the day on 396 runs for 5. They had rattled up 194 for 1 at lunch. Bowling, in the hands of college boys, as well as fielding and catching, were ragged. Worrell played his quick, substantial innings in entertaining fashion, with silken straight drives, flashing cuts, and quick leg glances. But he did not always time his strokes correctly; when aiming to pull, he missed the ball quite often. He gave no real chance, but had one narrow escape; when on 18 he was all but run out. He forced a ball from pace-man Vohra, and non-striker Simpson dashed down the wicket. Worrell was not quick to respond in running down to the bowler's end. Bhandari, moved swiftly from mid-off, picked up the ball and hurled it at the stumps nearest to him. Had he hit the wicket, Worrell would have been run out.