A.P.F. Chapman


A.P.F. Chapman 121 v AustraliaBack to boards

Arthur Percy Frank Chapman put his name up on the Lord’s honours boards by scoring 121 in the second test against Australia in 1930.

Chapman also the English skipper won the toss and elected to bat. England put up a total of 425 with Duleep scoring 173 before Australia piled up a mammoth 729/7 in their first innings on the back of a marathon innings of 254 off 376 balls from Don Bradman.

Chapman scored a fantastic 121 off 166 balls during England’s second innings which consisted of 12 fours and 3 sixes

Despite commendable batting efforts from Duleep and Chapman, Australia won the test match by 7 wickets with Clarrie Grimmett picking up 6-167 in the third innings of the match.