Primary Club tie
Nowadays FB's ties are as rare as a tied result in a cricket match. It looks like everything is going to conspire to prevent India from winning any match this summer as the rain brought a confused end to the match at Lords in a tie.
|A wet end to the 4th ODI|
While this strike rate is still quite low, there have been nearly 3000 ODIs, it is still a more frequent occurrence than in Test cricket where there have been only 2 ties, both involving Australia and overall 60 in First Class cricket. In addition, a Zimbabwe v England Test in 1996 was a draw with both sides having exactly the same number of runs.
Just as FB has never played cricket wearing a tie, he has never played in a tied match. But some of FB's colleagues at Carlton were involved in tie this season when the 2nd XI ended up even with local rivals Watsonians. Scores were even on the last ball with Watsonians having one wicket in hand - there was a run out of the last ball to tie the match. Thrilling or what? FB understands from the go ahead club's management team that they are thinking of designing a tie to commemorate it.