Derek Pringle's career can probably be best summed up in phases.
Phase 1 - Early Days in Botham's Shadow'Bold text
Picked for the first time in 1982, he played several test matches that summer with Ian Botham in the same side. The selectors feeling that faster bowling was more likely to trouble the 1982 tourists (India and Pakistan) than spin. Pringle toured Australia in 1982-83 but failed to hold his place in 1983.
Phase 2 - England's all-rounder
By the summer of 1986, Ian Botham had been banned for 3 months for smoking Cannabis. Pringle was therefore... Read More