July07

The Strange Death of English Leg Spin

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legspin

Although he doesn’t say so, we get the impression that Martin rather hopes that in a week’s time Justin Parkinson’s second book will prove to be a chapter short

July03

Bodyline!

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bodyline

It looks like being an interesting summer for England as they attempt to compete on equal terms with Australia once more, so Martin looks back at another series in which they were expected to struggle, but which turned out to be the most famous Ashes series of them all

June28

Wounded Tiger

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woundedtiger

Despite misgivings in some sub-continental quarters Peter Oborne’s history of Pakistan cricket has received many plaudits, so Archie has been tasked with casting his eye over it for us

June25

Vinoo

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Vinoo turns the ball to leg as Len Hutton watches from slip

India’s greatest ever all-rounder? Most will put forward the name of Kapil Dev and then search in vain through those who came later, but maybe the real competition is a man from the disappointing years of Indian cricket after the Second World War

June21

Inside The Boundary

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wellsteed

Geoff Wellsteed’s little book tells me my home town of Reading, Berkshire, twenty odd miles from West London, has produced as many as 26 First Class cricketers. There are some big names amongst the 26 as well. The spine of the Surrey side that won seven consecutive County Championships in the 1950s came from a […]

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