November 11: WWI armistice, Inzi century before lunch
The armistice signed on “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” marked victory for the Allies and the collapse of Germany – the end of WWI.
An Inzaman-ul-Haq century before lunch against Zimbabwe [insert quippy line about Inzaman being hungry]. At the Harare Sports Club, Inzi plundered 112 from 107 balls with 20 typical stand-and-deliver fours.
German mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x) function. The
Alyssa Healy hit a World T20 record, scoring 50 off 21 balls in Australia’s comfortable win over Ireland, in Providence, Guyana. She top scored in four of Australia’s six wins in the tournament, ended as top scorer and won player of the tournament.
George Giffentook – ‘the Australian WG Grace’ – became the first and only man to score a first-class double century and take 16 wickets in the same game for South Australia against Victoria.
Umpire Sue Redfern makes Blast history as Gloucestershire brush aside Middlesex
Redfern is the first female umpire to officiate on-field in a Vitality Blast fixture.
Joe Root cannot wait to perform in Ashes without burden of captaincy
Root has skippered England in the past three Ashes series, but hit 460 runs without the captaincy in 2015.
Huge blow for England with spinner Jack Leach ruled out of Ashes
Leach experienced low back symptoms during England’s win over Ireland at Lord’s.
Josh Hazlewood set to be fit for Ashes despite missing Test Championship final
The 32-year-old has been managing an Achilles issue as well as a side injury in recent months.
Josh Tongue impresses and Ben Duckett shows pedigree – 5 England things
Ben Stokes’ side beat Ireland inside three days but Australia will provide a much sterner test.
Ben Stokes plays down fitness fears after not batting or bowling against Ireland
England won by 10 wickets after being set 11 for victory.
Josh Tongue claims five on debut as England beat battling Ireland by 10 wickets
England made it 11 wins in 13 Tests under Ben Stokes’ and Brendon McCullum but endured a frustrating day at Lord’s.
Resistance of Ireland tail-enders ensures England must bat again at Lord’s
Debutant Josh Tongue claimed a five-wicket haul but Mark Adair and Andy McBrine hit fifties for dogged Ireland.
Harry Tector half-century helps Ireland hold up England victory charge at Lord’s
Josh Tongue, Jack Leach and Joe Root claimed wickets but Ireland made it through until lunch on day three.
Josh Tongue named in unchanged England squad for first Ashes Tests
Tongue made his Test debut against Ireland at Lord’s with James Anderson and Ollie Robinson rested.