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July03

Bodyline!

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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

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

June19

Rohan Kanhai

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His name is sometimes overlooked when the great West Indian batsmen are discussed, but Rohan Kanhai was one of the very best. In this feature Martin tells his story

June16

Champions League – Benaud’s Law of Supremacy

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Richie prepares to give his verdict

When Richie Benaud passed away earlier this year, I was moved to re-read the publications of his which reside in my cricket library, one of which, Over but Not Out, includes this phrase:- “A champion is generally regarded as a cut above the rest of the field”.
Dave Wilson applies Benaud’s Law to unearth them.

June03

Korty

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The fastest bowler who ever lived? Almost certainly not, but as he fades further into history the story of Charles Kortright deserves an airing, and in this feature Martin obliges

May26

A Notable Centenary

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This year sees the one hundredth anniversary of the death of ‘The Great Cricketer’ a man who, in his time, bestrode the game of cricket in the manner of the Colossus of Rhodes

May22

Back to Back – Part 2

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Gareth Bland concludes his look back at the 1993/94 duel between Australia and South Africa with his take on the first Australian tour of South Africa since 1969/70