The value of cricket clubs and what they mean to the local community should not be underestimated. They are often found in the most picturesque of settings, offering a safe haven for many of the younger playing generation whilst they are learning their cricketing skills. Every ground has its own unique character with the square being the centre of attention, the age, condition and management of the square often dictates or influences the game of cricket.
QADIR DESTROYED: Peshawar, 16 December 1989: In 18 balls, he made 53 runs. Abdul Qadir: in one over, the teenaged prodigy scored 6, 0, 4, 6, 6 and 6, dancing down the pitch to the cunning spinner and hitting down the ground Mind you: the visibility was poor on the day, and this wasn’t one of your small modern-day cricket grounds. Tendulkar wouldn’t have played the game but for Kapil Dev’s stiff neck and there were no plans to play him in the ODIs either.