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Charles Bannerman

Charles Bannerman was an Australian cricketer. A right-handed batsman, he represented Australia in three Test matches between 1877 and 1879. At the domestic level, he played for the New South Wales cricket team, he became an umpire. He is most famous for facing the first ball bowled in Test cricket, scoring the first run in Test cricket and making the first Test century; this innings of 165 remains the highest individual share of a completed team innings in Test cricket history, despite more than 2,000 Test matches being played since that first Test. In another first, he was forced to retire hurt. Bannerman was born in Woolwich, England to William Bannerman and his wife Margaret. Not long afterwards the family migrated to New South Wales, where he joined the Warwick Cricket Club in Sydney. At the club he was trained by William Caffyn, a former Surrey cricketer, a representative of New South Wales. Bannerman started playing professional cricket in 1871, before making his first-class debut for New South Wales.

In his first match, against Victoria, he made 3 runs. Bannerman played in the first three matches that were designated as Test matches; the first of these, between Australia and England was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March 1877 and Australia batted first. Bannerman opened the Australian innings and is thus retrospectively deemed to have had the honour of facing the first ball bowled in Test cricket and scoring the first run in Test cricket. Dropped before he reached double figures, he went on to score 126 on the first day and added 39 on the second day to reach 165 when he was forced to retire hurt, his finger having been broken by a ball from George Ulyett. Only Harry Jupp scoring 54 on the second day bettered Charles Bannerman's 39 runs on the second day. Again retrospectively, his innings was the first-ever Test century, it remains the highest score by an Australian batsman on debut and his 165 runs, out of Australia's total of 245, is still the highest proportion of a completed innings in a Test match.

No other Australian exceeded 20 in either innings. For his feat, spectators at the match collected £83 7s 6d to present to him. Bannerman played in two more matches now recognised as Tests, the second in 1877 and the one in 1879, his Test record is 239 runs at an average of 59.75. At the end of the first Test on 19 March 1877 Charles Bannerman had become the first Test batsman to score 150 runs in a Test career, he finished the Test on 169. In terms of batting partnerships. Charles Bannerman and Nat Thomson were the first international batting partnership and they made 2 runs together before Nat Thomson was bowled by Allen Hill for 1. Charles Bannerman was selected for the 2nd Test of the 1876–77 Series, he opened the batting at No. 2 once again partnering Nat Thomson. He and Thomson added 29 for the first Wicket when Thomson was dismissed for 18. Charles was joined by Australia's wicket-keeper, batting at No. 3, Jack Blackham. However, after batting for 55 minutes he was bowled by Allen Hill for 10.

He had now increased the record career score to 179. On the 3rd day Charles batted at No. 3. He came in, he partnered Thomas Kelly. After just 13 minutes when on 30, he hit George Ulyett's bowling to Harry Jupp, he became the first, at that time, to score 200 runs in a career and now had scored 209. On the first official Australian tour of England in 1878, Bannerman topped the averages and scored the first century by an Australian in England, but no matches recognised as Tests were played on this tour, he had a career first-class batting record of 1,687 runs at 21.62. He did not represent Australia again because of ill-health, but it was suggested that he could not cope with celebrity status, that gambling debts and alcohol left him impoverished, he continued to play for New South Wales until 1888. Between 1887 and 1902, Bannerman stood, his first match was between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground from 28 January to 31 January 1887. England won by 13 runs after scoring only 45 runs in their first innings.

His colleague was Henry Rawlinson. Bannerman's last match, at Melbourne in the 1901–02 season, was a close low-scoring affair with Australia winning by 32 runs. On this occasion his colleague was Bob Crockett standing in his first season as a Test umpire. In two of the matches in which Charles Bannerman officiated, his brother Alick was a player, but no accusations of bias could be made as Alick scored only 23 runs in four innings. In the fifth Test of the 1897–98 series, Bannerman turned down a confident lbw appeal against Australian batsman Joe Darling when the match was in a tense situation; the lbw was "obvious" but the bowler had run in front of the umpire, unsighted and had to reject the appeal. Darling on 50, went on to score 160 and Australia won the match. After the game Bannerman lodged an official complaint against the English wicket-keeper who had accused him of cheating, the player was rebuked. In the 1922–23 season, the first radio broadcast of a cricket match anywhere in the world was a match played as a benefit for Charles Bannerman, from which he received £490.

He died in Sydney, survived by his widow Mary Ann, née King, two sons and three daughters. Harte, Chris. A History of Australian Cricket. London: Andre Deutsch. ISBN 0-233-98825-4. Po

Levitt Bernstein

Levitt Bernstein is an architecture, landscape architecture and urban design practice established in 1968 by David Levitt and David Bernstein with studios in London and Manchester. Levitt Bernstein's long-standing commitment to housing and urban design is balanced by many projects in the arts and cultural sectors, as well as health, offices and community-based schemes; the practice has undertaken the following projects: 1976 & 1998 — Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester 1997 — Ikon Gallery, Birmingham 1999 — Colston Hall, Bristol 1998 — Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent 2001 — Stratford Circus, London 2003 — LSO St Luke's, London 2004 — YMCA Indian Student Hostel, London 2006 — The Brunswick Centre, London 2007 — Toynbee Studios, London 2007 — Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds 2007 — James Lighthill House, University College, London 2008 — Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool 2008 — Ramsay Hall, University College London 2009 — Granville New Homes, London 2009 — Bolanachi Building, Bermondsey Spa, London 2010 — Heating Infrastructure Project, University of Liverpool 2010 — Greengate House, London 2011 — Central House, University College London 2011 — Queensbridge Quarter, London 2011 — Aylesbury Estate South West Corner, London 2011 — Harvey Court and Caius College, Cambridge 2013 — Papermill Place, London 2013 — John Dodgson House, University College London 2014 — VIVO, Ocean Estate, Tower Hamlets, London 2014 — So Stepney, Ocean Estate, Tower Hamlets, London The firm has won a number of awards, including: RIBA Architectural Awards Civic Trust Awards Housing Design Awards London Planning Awards Regeneration and Renewal Awards Housebuilder Awards Affordable Home Ownership Awards Constructing Excellence Awards First Time Buyer Awards British Construction Industry Awards Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation.

This report was commissioned by the Homes and Communities Agency on behalf of Communities and Local Government and the Department of Health to consider how best to address the challenge of providing homes that meet the needs and aspirations of the older people of the future. The work builds on Lifetime Homes: Lifetime Neighbourhoods: a national strategy for housing in an ageing society. A 13-member panel was supported by Levitt PTEa, working with Design for Homes. Recommendations for living at Superdensity (Published by Design for Homes, 2007: Working in collaboration with three other architectural practices, Levitt Bernstein prepared a design guide tackling the challenges of living at densities higher than 150 dwellings per hectare. David Levitt, Housing Design Handbook, Routledge. ISBN 0-415-49150-9. Higher Density Housing for Families: A Design and Specification Guide: A guide developed by Helen Cope and Levitt Bernstein, with cost advisors Walker Management; the guide, which starts with a matrix of recommendations for different housing typologies, concentrates on responsible design and specification to ensure that higher density housing for families is developed in a way that maximises the advantages and avoids the pitfalls.

HCA Research, Dwelling space calculator and generic plans for affordable housing: Levitt Bernstein developed a simple space standards calculator to generate the minimum dwelling floor areas which would comfortably meet the current range of standards for affordable housing. Levitt Bernstein official website

Pit Pot

Pit Pot is a video game developed and manufactured by Sega for the Master System. The Japanese version was released in 1985 and the export version in 1986, it was only released as a combo with Astro Warrior in a double cart in the United States and European regions but was released as a stand-alone game in Japan. The player is introduced to the game with a short cut scene showing that a princess has been kidnapped and held captive inside a castle by an evil witch; the players mission is to rescue the princess. In order to rescue her, the following items must be found: a cross to prevent her from turning into a witch, a potion to wake her up, a ring to get her to marry the player; these items are hidden in a maze, separated into separate rooms. The number of rooms depends on the level of difficulty. Along the way, the player will face puzzles. Using a magic hammer, the player can squash the enemies, smash tiles into the bottomless pit; the monsters regenerate at a predetermined respawn spot, similar to Pac-Man, so the player must move quickly.

The game ends. The game ends when the player does not have all items to save the Princess, regardless of his lives. It's possible to kill the princess, too. Pit Pot at MobyGames Pit Pot & Astro Warrior can be played for free in the browser at the Internet Archive