As long as one’s posterior points to the ground, Rob Quiney will play more test cricket than me, which brings me to the topic of my short spiel. In my four and a bit decades of life, I’ve seen a few Victorian batsmen earn test selection, but unfortunately for some, their careers have been brief, very brief. A top six of: Ken Eastwood, Paul Hibbert, Wayne Phillips, Rob Quiney, Jeff Moss, and Trevor Laughlin pay testament to the TEST of test cricket, in which these players could not get the pass for success at the highest level.
To qualify this it is worth mentioning that Rob Quiney has played twice as many tests as four of the above listed players. Jeff Moss does have a decent average for his match against Pakistan at the WACA, in early 1979. Then there’s the current Victorian opener Chris Rogers, whose sole test was whilst he was a Sandgroper, so I’ve left him of my list.
So whilst we’re talking of passing the tests, one hopes we can pass the current test in Adelaide, then go one up in the series.