Premangsu Chatterjee

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Premangsu Chatterjee
Personal information
Full name Premangsu Mohan Chatterjee
Born (1927-08-10)10 August 1927
Cuttack, Orissa
Died 12 July 2011(2011-07-12) (aged 83)
Kolkata, West Bengal
Batting style Left-hand
Bowling style Left-arm medium-pace
Domestic team information
Years Team
1946-47 to 1959-60 Bengal
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 32
Runs scored 727
Batting average 18.64
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 66
Balls bowled 6509
Wickets 134
Bowling average 17.75
5 wickets in innings 11
10 wickets in match 2
Best bowling 10/20
Catches/stumpings 20/0
Source: Cricinfo, 26 March 2014

Premangsu Mohan Chatterjee (10 August 1927 – 12 July 2011) was an Indian first-class cricketer who represented Bengal as a left-arm medium bowler between 1946/47 and 1959/60, taking 134 first class wickets at 17.75. He was born at Cuttack, Orissa and died at Kolkata, West Bengal.[1]

In a Ranji Trophy match in Jorhat in January 1957, Chatterjee took all 10 wickets in Assam's first innings, finishing with figures of 10 for 20.[2] This remains the best innings return ever achieved in first-class cricket outside the UK and the third best of all time.[3] The previous season he had taken 7 for 50 and 8 for 59 against Madhya Pradesh in a semi-final of the Ranji Trophy.[4]

Sujit Mukherjee described batting against him in a minor match in Calcutta:

The ball was by no means new when I went in, but I found it curving and dipping as if with a life of its own. Premangshu [sic] bowled round the wicket and barely at medium pace, but was apparently able to swing the ball all day on any ground in Calcutta ... three times I looked for the ball everywhere, and three times my bat was nowhere near the ball as it swung in, pitched and whisked away ... The fourth ball was of fuller length, way outside the off-stump, and I put my left leg right across and prepared to push it firmly away into the covers. I am sure I went through all the motions correctly, but again missed the ball – which, this time, did not miss my leg-stump.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Bengal medium-pacer dies". ESPNcricinfo. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Assam v Bengal in 1956/57". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Nine or More Wickets in an Innings in First-Class Cricket". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  4. ^ Bengal v Madhya Pradesh 1955-56
  5. ^ Sujit Mukherjee, Autobiography of an Unknown Cricketer, Ravi Dayal, Delhi, 1996, p. 84.

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