After waiting until he was 28 for the opportunity to play international
cricket, Jeremy Snape could hardly have wished for a more felicitous start
to his England career. Selected for the short one-day tour of Zimbabwe in
October 2001, Snape played in the first one-day international at Harare. He
bowled ten tidy overs of off-spin, taking the wickets of the two Flower
brothers, and held two catches in the outfield. However, after his final ODI appearance in 2002 he had to wait five years for another call, when his Twenty20 expertise won his place in the World Championship squad to South Africa.