3. Warwickshire vs Hampshire, 1922
This is the herculean comeback story of Hampshire in 1922. Batting first, Warwickshire scored 223 runs. In reply, Warwickshire’s bowlers Harry Howell (5 wickets) and Freddie Calthorpe (4 wickets) destroyed Hampshire. They could only manage 15 runs in the first innings.
Being forced to follow-on, Hampshire did the unthinkable. They piled up 521 runs with the help of George Brown’s 172. This gave Warwickshire a target of 314 runs on the final day. But Hampshire’s Jack Newman (5/53) halted them at only 158, handing Hampshire a 155-run win. Even after so many years, this match is regarded as one of the finest in county cricket.
4. Glenn Turner’s solo batting display
Many a times we have seen players single-handedly taking leading their team. this incident is one such where one of New Zealand’s greatest cricketers Glenn Turner was involved. Turner played county cricket for Warwickshire for 15 years.
During this period he played an unbelievable knock against Glamorgan in 1977. He scored an unbeaten 141 out of the total team score of 169 (83.43%). Through the entire scorecard, no other batsman had an individual score of more than 7.
Despite the amazing bowling from Glamorgan, they couldn’t cash in as the match ended in a draw. Turner is one of four non-English players to score century of centuries in First-Class cricket. The other three players are Zaheer Abbas, Sir Donald Bradman and Sir Vivian Richards.