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October28

The unique challenges posed to batsmen

by:
Chanderpaul Graphic

Most sportspeople get the chance to immediately put their mistakes right. Nobody remembers, for example, that the tennis player who surrenders a 40-0 lead as he or she serves for their first Grand Slam title, as long as they eventually overcome their opponent. Nor is it now relevant that a striker squanders a couple of […]

October13

‘Slasher’

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slasher

Ken ‘Slasher’ Mackay is not the most exciting player Australia has produced by any means, but today’s side would probably be glad of him. In this feature, with some help from CW’s esteemed elder statesman, Martin tells his story

September20

‘At Lord’s’

by:
rsz_lords1

In this feature Martin goes back well over a hundred years to tell the stories of two Lancashire batsmen, an opium addict and the famous poem that binds them together

September13

The Proteas’ Inaugural Test

by:
KeplerWessel

It is now more than a quarter of a century since the South Africa was readmitted to Test cricket. In this feature Martin looks back at a fascinating match that, for a while, threatened one of the biggest shocks in the history of the game

August25

Junior Partner: The Story Of Bill Voce

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Voce

The stories of the main characters in the ‘Bodyline’ story are amongst the best known in the history of the game. In this feature Martin concentrates on the life of Bill Voce, who played a crucial yet sometimes overlooked role in that dramatic series

August17

Forever Young

by:
FrankHayes

In the real world everybody gets older as Anno Domini advances, but for all of us there are a few people who, in our mind’s eye, never age a day