|Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground|
Here are some facts about the famous old ground.
Of the 26 innings over 300 in Test cricket 3 have been scored at Headingley. This is a distinction it shares with St Johns in Antigua. Bradman scored 300 twice in Headingley - in 1930 and 1934. John Edrich scored the third in 1965. Bradman's Test average at Headingley is 192.
Fred Trueman took 44 wickets here in 9 Tests, but the most successful bowler could be considered to be Malcolm Marshall who played 4 Tests here and took 23 wickets.
The cricket ground itself featured as a location in Episode 4 of the Beiderbecke Connection with a match proceeding in the background. FB suspects the match was Yorkshire v Sir Lanka which was played between 10 and 12 August 1988. Sri Lanka are seen batting. The match itself was drawn - Martin Moxon scored 132 and Kevin Sharp 128 for Yorkshire; Amal Silva got 112 for the Sri Lankans. In those days Sri Lanka were only granted one Test match which duly took place at Lords 2 weeks later. England won by 7 wickets. That match saw Jack Russell make his Test debut. Put in as night watchman he scored 94, his highest first class score and the highest innings in the match.