Martin Chandler - ARTICLES

November20

Driven

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driven

Martin delivered this review before the second Test began on Thursday. We have little doubt that he will be disappointed that his closing assessment has been borne out by events

November11

Vishy

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vishy

In the 1970s India’s fast bowling stocks were non-existent, yet they still managed to produce one of the best players of pace that the game has seen. In this feature Martin tells the story of the man concerned, the hugely popular ‘Vishy’

October30

All Wickets Great and Small

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fuller

Books about club cricket are many and varied, but few ever appeal far beyond the area they cover. John Fuller’s recent book about the game in Yorkshire however is one that deserves a much wider audience

October16

Unguarded

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unguarded

It is rare for a forum member to start a thread in Cricket Chat about a new book, so we thought we’d better have a look at this one

October09

Alberto

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alberttrott

They say records were made to be broken, or at least matched – in this feature Martin tells the story of a man behind a cricketing achievement that has stood alone for more than a century

October02

Charles Bannerman – Australia’s Premier Batsman

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bannerman

Charles Bannerman was a specialist batsman who opened the batting for Australia in what later came to be recognised as the first ever Test match, way back in March 1877. That unbeaten 165 proved to be Bannerman’s only First Class century, but his fame endures to this day. He will, of course, always be the first […]

September25

Stroke of Genius

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sogeng

Martin and Archie couldn’t decide who was going to review the most eagerly awaited historical book in years, so in the end we told them both to get on with the job

September18

Seven Cricketing Lives

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goulstone

Martin looks at a couple of limited edition booklets this week, beginning with one that has a very modest appearance, but which should never ever be used to put a coffee cup on