November28

Ian Botham and the West Indies

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Bothamwindies

Was Sir Ian Botham’s record against West Indies quite as bad as it looks on paper? In this feature Gareth Bland weighs up the evidence.

November25

The Golden Eagle

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bland

In the 1960s fielding standards were well down on those of today, with a few notable exceptions. Here Martin looks at the career of Colin Bland, undoubtedly the best of his time.

November09

Black or White*

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colourbar

Just a few famous cricketers have gone on to make names for themselves in other fields. Baron Constantine of Maraval and Nelson was one of them, and in this feature Martin tells his story.

November06

Before The Storm

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mushtaq

It was an exciting, tense series that came just months before the Packer rupture. Gareth Bland recalls Pakistan’s tour of the West Indies in early 1977.

November04

The Auckland Bull

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CowieJ3

Is Sir Richard Hadlee the greatest bowler to have emerged from New Zealand? It has to be conceded that he probably is, but as Martin explains there is another worthy candidate.

November01

Davo

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Davo

All the recent discussion on the forums of all time greats has given Martin cause to give the subject of Alan Davidson some thought, and more particularly how under-rated he seems to be.