Paul Collingwood (born 26 May 1976) was until 2011 a regular member of
the England Test cricket team. He is a batting all-rounder, and a
medium-pace bowler. His 206 during the 2006–07 Ashes series was the
first double century by an England batsman in Australia for 78 years.
Three consecutive match-winning performances at the end of the 2006–07
Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia brought him enthusiastic approval
in the British media, helping to secure the trophy for England. In 2010
he led the England team to their first International Cricket Council
Trophy, the 2010 World Twenty20. He has made the most One Day
International (ODI) appearances for England and was, until recently
passed by Ian Bell, the leading ODI run scorer. He announced his
retirement from Test cricket in January 2011, during the 5th Test of the
2010–11 Ashes series. He finished on a high, becoming a three-time
Ashes winner as England won a series in Australia for the first time in
24 years, with three innings victories contributing to a 3–1 win. He
is regarded as one of the finest fielders of his time.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Armenian rebels were defeated by forces of the Sassanid Empire
on the Avarayr Plain in Vaspurakan, but the loss played a major factor
in their being granted religious freedom 33 years later.
Pequot War: An allied Puritan and Mohegan force attacked a
fortified Pequot village in the Connecticut Colony, killing 500 people.
The deadliest fire in Norwegian history took place at a church
in Grue, Norway, with at least 113 deaths.
Vauxhall Bridge in London opened, crossing the River Thames
between Vauxhall and Westminster.
Lauda Air Flight 004 experienced an uncommanded thrust reverser
deployment of an engine and broke apart in mid-air, killing all 223
people on board.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(business, ethics) in the Middle East, southwest Asia and Eastern
Europe: a bribe or tip.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
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