1990 English cricket season

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The 1990 English season was one of the most batsmen-friendly summers in living memory. The size of the seam on the cricket ball had been reduced markedly from 1989, and along with dry conditions and the extension of four-day cricket this allowed batsmen to build huge scores: Graham Gooch became one of a handful of men to average over 100 in a first-class season. The tone was set in early May, when Surrey saw their huge first-innings total of 707/9 Dec (Greig 291) surpassed by Lancashire's even larger 863, the latter score including 366 by Neil Fairbrother - a ground record for The Oval.

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Zimbabwe tour[edit]

The Zimbabwe national cricket team made a short tour of England in May, playing two limited overs and three first-class matches against county opposition.[1]

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