Paul TERRY

Paul Terry - England - Test Profile 1984

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 15 July 1984

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    • POSITION
      Right Hand Bat
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Wednesday, 14 January 1959
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Osnabruck, Germany
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • England
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Paul TERRY - England - Test Profile 1984

 

Paul Terry went out to bat against West Indies in 1984 with his arm in a sling after having it broken by Winston Davis. England then needed 23 to avoid the follow on, but the courageous Terry was bowled two runs later when Allan Lamb took two to complete his century and left him to take strike against Joel Garner. Lamb, who had started to leave the field on completing his 100 but was sent back by skipper David Gower, later said he had understood Terry, with his arm in plaster, had only been risked for a few balls to see if he could reach the landmark and could not be expected to survive for the half-hour or more needed to reach the follow-on target.

 

He was the second England newcomer to be injured by the West Indies pace attack that summer, following Andy Lloyd to hospital. He had been chosen as a replacement for Lloyd after a run of five first class hundreds. In the Third Test he made 8 and 1 and was 7 not out at Old Trafford when he was injured. The arm took so long to heal he could not be considered for the England tours during the close season, but toured Zimbabwe early in 1985 with an England Counties XI lead by his county captain at Hampshire, Mark Nicholas. There were two unofficial Tests in Harare. Terry made 80 not out in the second innings of the first and 129 and 53 in the second. In the unofficial ODIs he made 77 in Bulawayo and 48 in Harare. A sound but unspectacular opening batsman, more accumulator than shot-player, Paul Terry was a product of Millfield, the sports-orientated public school in Somerset and made his Hampshire debut in 1978. (Bob Harragan)