Shah evokes youthful promise
Essex 180 and 217 for 2 (Shah 124*, Mickleburgh 73) lead Hampshire 229 (Ervine 43, Topley 3-59) by 168 runsScorecard
A commonplace remark was made after Andrew Strauss announced his retirement last week. It was that Owais Shah, when a young cricketer making his way alongside Strauss with Middlesex, was the better prospect.
If coaches and colleagues speculated which of the two might play in 100 Test matches, they settled on the right-hander with an array of shots not seen since Mark Ramprakash was attracting similar notices.
Strauss has had the stellar career, but at least Shah is still…
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