In a tense finish to their U19 Cricket World Cup match, the West Indies’ Keemo Paul dismissed Zimbabwe’s Richard Ngarava by removing the bails before he bowled the ball, with Ngarava just out of his crease. A highly controversial practice, this type of wicket is, nonetheless, completely legal.

The dismissal is known as a Mankad after India’s Vinoo Mankad dismissed Australia’s Bill Brown in that manner in 1947. While this is the most famous early reference to a batsman being run-out like this, it is not the earliest occurence and two New Zealand representatives had different experiences with it in the first decades of the 1900s.






Lancelot Hemus represented New Zealand and Auckland in the early 1900s. In 46 First-Class matches he scored 8 centuries and 10 fifties. The match referred to in the article is most likely the 1919 meeting between Auckland and Wellington at the Basin Reserve, where Hemus made 136 and WJ Wagstaffe stumped Bert Frater after he charged at a full toss. The scorecard is here.

Ted Badcock has the honour of being BLACKCAPS’ representative #1, debuting in New Zealand’s first Test in 1930. He would play 7 Tests and 53 First-Class matches.