Gareth Bland - ARTICLES

March08

The Asian Ashes

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Gareth Bland looks back to 1978/79 when India and Pakistan renewed their cricketing rivalry after a gap of almost 18 years.

January30

CMJ: A Belated Appreciation

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Christopher Martin-Jenkins will be much missed by cricket followers for his contribution to both broadcast and print media. In this belated appreciation Gareth Bland pays tribute.

November06

Before The Storm

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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.

October13

The Perth Challenge 1986/87

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Gareth Bland recalls one of the most fascinating limited overs tournaments of the 1980s. Only one week long, the Perth Challenge featured England, Australia, Pakistan and West Indies.

October01

Not Cricket: Hansie Cronje

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With South Africa now at the summit of the international game, Gareth Bland looks back to the country’s darkest episode since its re-admittance to the fold almost twenty-one years ago