Gareth Bland - ARTICLES

September02

Boycott on Cricket

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Boycott On Cricket

Geoff Boycott is known for his firm, sometimes trenchant, views on the game and how it should be played. This week Gareth reviews his thoughts, as they were shortly after his playing career ended.

August18

The Case for Kallis

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Jacques-Kallis

To his devotees the greatest all-round cricketer since Sobers; to his critics a flat-track bully who fails to dominate against the best. Gareth Bland examines the extraordinary career of Jacques Kallis.

July22

Phoenix From the Ashes

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Phoenix From The Ashes

This week feature writer Gareth Bland reviews a personal favourite; the England captain’s classic account of what was, the more senior amongst us would argue, the greatest Ashes series of them all.

June26

Fifth Time Lucky for Javed

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Javed&Imran

Initially omitted from the squad and battling illness throughout the tournament, Gareth Bland examines the role of the great Javed Miandad in Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup triumph

April03

Botham’s Finest Hour

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Botham1983

In front of a packed Lord’s Nat West semi-final crowd in 1983, Ian Botham rescued Somerset from almost certain defeat in one of his finest innings. Gareth Bland looks back on one of the all-rounder’s greatest performances and one of the tournament’s most unlikely finishes

March20

Quaking in Their Boots

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mike-gatting

David Gower’s tourists were pitted against a Caribbean team at the very height of its powers. Gareth examines the series and its effects on both teams, with the 5-0 scoreline heralding the end of an epoch for an unparalleled West Indies team moulded by Clive Lloyd in the Packer era.