Matt Parkinson on his ball of the century contender

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Lancashire legspinner’s jaffa went viral on Friday and earned him praise from Shane Warne

Matt Parkinson, the Lancashire legspinner, became a social-media star on Friday after bowling a ball-of-the-century contender to Northamptonshire’s Adam Rossington in a County Championship fixture at Old Trafford, the delivery evoking memories of Shane Warne’s dismissal of Mike Gatting at the same ground in 1993.