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Some stats after the first test

[<<] [>>] by Chris Williams
22nd November 2006 (The MacRobertson Shield)

GB's win over New Zealand was their 29th in 36 tests against NZ.

GB have won 30 out of 37 tests against Australia losing 4, and with 3 drawn.

New Zealand lead Australia 16-13 in MacRob test matches.

All told GB have won 63 out of 77 test matches.

All time record for each country

  T W L D
GB 77 63 11 3
AU 72 22 47 3
NZ 69 26 43
USA 14 2 12

Robert Fulford equalled John Prince's record of 61 match wins in the Mac. Robert has only lost 3 out of 29 singles matches - all three losses have come to the New Zealand number 1.

Chris Clarke requires 3 more match wins to become only the third player, after Prince and Fulford, to reach 50 match wins. David Maugham requires 4.

Bruce Fleming and Martin Clarke both require 3 match wins to equal JC Windsor's Australian record of 24 wins.

Keith Aiton and Jonathan Kirby became the 56th and 57th players to represent GB in the Mac. Ian Dumergue became the 61st Australian, whilst 50 players have now represented New Zealand and 22 have represented the USA. Damon Bidencope became the first player to have played for two countries in the Mac - he played for Australia in 1986.

Various records can be found at
www.croquetrecords.com/records/mac/index.htm
www.croquetrecords.com/records/mac/maplayers.htm
www.croquetrecords.com/records/mac/debuts.htm

Note that GB played as England until 1969.

The length of test matches have varied over the years. Early ones consisted of 2 doubles and 4 singles - hence the possibility of a draw. Later formats have been 3 doubles and 6 singles and more recently 9 doubles and 12 singles.



 

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