In cricket, new records are made while the old ones are broken. But, there are some records that still remain intact. There have been some memorable performances on the cricket field that can never be forgotten. And, about 88 years ago something happened on the cricket field, that surprised everyone.
On 24 July 1931, a first class match was played in England between Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire. This match is considered to be one of the most memorable events in cricket history. In this match, England star cricketer George Gunn played for Nottinghamshire. At the time, he was 52 years of age, his fans had come to see him play in large number. But that is not what made the match special, his son George Vernon Gunn also part of the same team.
The special moment
This was the most interesting and memorable moment for the fans, seeing the father and son duo play side by side creating history. But what made this moment more memorable is that George Gunn had been batting brilliantly, only after to be joined by his son. It would have been a great experience to see father and son batting together. But the most important thing is that both players smashed a century and created history. George Gunn scored 183 runs, while his son scored an unbeaten 100 runs.
George Gunn was no ordinary player
George Gunn played 15 Test matches for England between 1907 and 1930, in which he scored 1120 runs. Apart from this, he scored 35208 runs in 643 first class matches. During this, he also scored 62 centuries and 194 half-centuries. His best innings in the first class match was 220 runs. He also took 66 wickets in first class cricket.