Regarding Nevill Swanson’s letter of October 2014, not only is the 287 innings of R E ‘Tip’ Foster (Univ) against Australia in 1903 the highest for England in Australia, but I believe it is the highest by any non-Australian in Australia.

John Kinory

(Not an Oxford man, but I did captain UCL’s University Challenge team in the halcyon days of Bamber Gascoigne, and my wife is an Oxford D Phil and currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Archaeology.)