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Ramprakash career gallery

Mark Ramprakash, Sir Viv Richards, WG Grace and Graeme Hick

Surrey's Mark Ramprakash becomes the 25th batsman to score 100 career first-class centuries, joining a very exclusive group

An 18-year-old Mark Ramprakash in action for Middlesex

As a rubber-wristed sixth-former, Mark Ravin Ramprakash breaks into the Middlesex side in 1987

Mark Ramprakash poses for a photo in his England shirt in 1991

A 21-year-old Ramprakash makes his England Test debut against the West Indies in 1991, but fails to make a score past 29

Mark Ramprakash drives off the front foot

Despite consistent county scores, Ramprakash stutters in an England shirt, a 64 against Australia at The Oval in 1993 his best Test score

Mark Ramprakash is bowled by Shane Warne at the Waca

A late replacement for Graeme Hick during the 1995 Ashes series, Ramprakash hits a Test-best 72 in Perth but Australia win

Mark Ramprakash celebrates scoring his maiden Test century

But, almost seven years after his Test debut, Ramprakash hits his maiden century against the West Indies in Barbados in 1998

Mark Ramprakash talks to former England selector Ray Illingworth

Ramprakash's performances for his country are not helped by inconsistency from chairman of selectors Ray Illingworth

Mark Ramprakash evades a bouncer for England against the West Indies

He is constantly shifted up and down the batting order as the selectors attempt to reap the best of his abundant talent

Mark Ramprakash fielding for Surrey

In 2001, he makes the move across the Thames to Middlesex's county rivals Surrey, an unpopular move for the Lord's faithful

Mark Ramprakash is bowled by Darryl Tuffey at Eden Park

But after 52 Tests and two centuries, the selectors dump Ramprakash after England's 2-0 series win over New Zealand in 2002

Mark Ramprakash pulls a short ball for Surrey

The flamboyance returns at The Oval as Ramprakash becomes the first player to score a century against all 18 counties

Mark Ramprakash hits out against Gloucestershire

The 2006 season proves to be a defining year for Ramprakash, scoring an incredible 2,278 runs at an average of 103.54

Ramps impresses the nation when he wins Strictly Come Dancing

And his fancy footwork is embraced by the nation as his snake hips win the 2006 Strictly Come Dancing final with partner Karen Hardy

Mark Ramprakash hits out against Lancashire on the final day of the season

But despite his new-found celebrity status, it's business as usual on the pitch as Ramps breaks the 2,000-run barrier again for 2007

Mark Ramprakash celebrates scoring his 99th first-class hundred at The Oval

After turning down a stand-by place for England's winter tours in 2007, Ramprakash scores his 99th career century against Sussex

Mark Ramprakash

Ramprakash finally makes it to the magic 100 mark with a four against Yorkshire at Headingley on 2 August, 2008

Mark Ramprakash

Ramprakash becomes the first man to reach the 100 mark of centuries since Graeme Hick in 1998

see also
Ramprakash secures historic ton
02 Aug 08 |  Counties
The last centurion?
02 Aug 08 |  Counties
Ramprakash seals ton in stalemate
03 May 08 |  Counties
Ramprakash puts Flintoff in shade
16 Apr 08 |  Counties

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