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July09

Ray Lindwall – Australia’s Finest

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Ray_Lindwall

Over the years Australian cricket has produced a succession of top class fast bowlers – there aren’t so many left now who saw Ray Lindwall in his pomp, but most of those still believe him to be the best of the lot

July01

Frank Woolley

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FrankWoolley

The records Frank Woolley set are from another time and cannot be judged by the standards of today, but despite that the way he played would have been entirely suited to the 21st century – in this feature Martin tells his story

June09

Burgey

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Peter Burge, as Mike Atherton would have seen him

That got your attention. Read on for the story of Peter Burge, who we believe was unrelated to CW’s finest, but as the quote from Mike Atherton demonstrates their personalities are not dissimilar, so perhaps there is a common heritage

May29

Ireland’s unlikely journey to receive Test Status

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Cricket Ireland

Stop a local on the streets of Dublin, Belfast, or Skibbereen and ask them if they can name a member of the Irish cricket team. The likely answer will be a shake of the head and a shrug, with perhaps a slight recognition that Irish cricket is now a ‘thing’, and that perhaps there is a team doing ‘something’ in some corner of the world.

May14

Misbah – Pakistan’s unique hero.

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Misbah ul Haq

Misbah ul Haq was never going to be Pakistan’s hero. The Universe, the Stars, the Oceans and the Mountains had all conspired against him. Pakistan lives vicariously through its heroes, so they need to see them do heroic things physically, like change the course of the wind or make the mountain come to him.