Cricketers may wish to note that Louis Rapp would become much better known after changing his professional name to Barry Wood. This is the Barry Wood who is best known for being Frank Sinatra's immediate predecessor as the lead male vocalist on the long running NBC radio program Your Hit Parade, and not the Barry Wood who played who played 12 Tests and 13 ODIs for England in the 1970s.
Australia toured South Africa in 1935-36 and this is the kind of sound that would have stirred the players' juices when they went clubbing after a hard day's play. The Australians might have had quite a lot of time for dancing. This was their first tour to S Africa and they overpowered the Saffies, winning 3 of the Tests by an innings margin, a fourth by 9 wickets with the fifth drawn.
|Headley - real class|
Headley's West Indian record was overtaken by Gary Sobers 365* against Pakistan in Jamaica in March 1958. Sobers was 21 and this was his first Test Century. Another class act. Sobers' record stood until it was overtaken by Brian Lara in 1994 who scored 375 against England. But that innings was in April. Lara then topped his own record, also against England and also at Antigua, when he scored 400* in 2004. Yet another class act. That was also in April. April certainly showered runs on Lara.