Wise Man Jennings Jingles Bells!


Just rock up on Test debut and score a century why don’t you?

That’s exactly what England’s Keaton Jennings did in Mumbai today and in the process helped England post 288-5 on day one of the fourth Test. 288-5 is a delicate sort of total that is poised somewhere between a collapse to 333 all out or a middle/lower order jolly to 419.

Jennings was born in South Africa but his mum is from Sunderland. Another opening batsman, Matthew Renshaw, made his Test debut for Australia against South Africa last month. He was born in Middlesbrough and his mum is a Geordie.

What next?

Will Sri Lanka’s new explosive opening batsman’s mum be from Stockton-on-Tees or a doughty Zimbabwe opener’s mother have been born in Peterlee?

Apologies for the headline. The letters K and J aren’t favourable when it comes to cricket related alliteration!