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Obstructing winners, and in-law captains

Sep 29, 2015: Also: slowest to 100 Test wickets, run out in both innings, and the oldest surviving Test captain

Steven Lynch

Obituary, 2009

Bill Brown

Apr 4, 2009: Wisden's obituary for Bill Brown

Invincible Bill Brown remembered at Gabba service

Gone but not forgotten

Mar 27, 2008: Seventy-six years after Bill Brown was run-out without facing a ball on his first-class debut at the Gabba, he was given a farewell at the same ground

Peter English

Bill Brown 1912-2008

Brown was the baggy green - Waugh

Mar 18, 2008: Bill Brown, who has died aged 95, epitomised the Australian cricket ethos and was an invaluable role model for the younger generations of Test cricketers, according to Steve Waugh

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bill Brown 1912-2008

A stately, self-deprecating star

Mar 18, 2008: Peter English remembers Bill Brown as a gentleman - generous of his time and a first-rate story-teller

Peter English


Bill Brown timeline

Mar 17, 2008: Timeline for Australian Test cricketer Bill Brown

Bill Brown 1912-2008

Bill Brown dies aged 95

Mar 17, 2008: Bill Brown, who was the only remaining link to Australia's pre-World War Two Test era, died in Brisbane on Sunday at the age of 95

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Bill Brown

Invincible memories

Feb 23, 2008: One of five survivors from Bradman's 1948 side of immortals, Australia's oldest living Test cricketer remembers it all like it was yesterday - except when it comes to his own part in legend

Peter English


Beating up your neighbour

Jun 16, 2007: Martin Williamson on the first Test between neighbours Australia and New Zealand ... it was to be almost 28 years before they met again

Martin Williamson

'He was worth two players'

Invincibles pay tribute to Johnston

May 25, 2007: Bill Johnston might not have achieved the same recognition as his more famous fast-bowling colleagues, Ray Lindwall and Keith Miller, but to those who played with him, Johnston was a champion

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Brown stars on night of remembrance

Spirit of Bradman lives on

Nov 7, 2006: At the Bradman Oration in Brisbane last Friday Bill Brown's 94-year-old charm again showcased him as Australian cricket's greatest living treasure

Peter English

The Ashes 2005

Invincible tells Hayden to 'play straight'

Aug 1, 2005: Bill Brown, the 93-year-old member of the Invincibles, has given Matthew Hayden some old-fashioned batting advice

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England ready to end the 71-year wait

A history of Lord's

Jul 20, 2005: Tomorrow morning, England begin their long-anticipated Ashes series against Australia at the spiritual home of cricket, Lord's.

Will Luke

Australia in England 2005

Invincibles expect Ponting's side to match Bradman's

Jun 10, 2005: Bill Brown, Australia's oldest former Test player, believes Ricky Ponting's side can copy the unbeaten record of the 1948 Invincibles

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Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1st day

Fashions of the Field

Nov 18, 2004: Forget the clock's move to daylight saving, the first action of summer is the opening day of the Gabba Test, which Ricky Ponting rates as the high point of the season

Roving Reporter by Peter English at the Gabba

Bill Brown

Fitting the Bill

Sep 2003: Ken Piesse talks to Bill Brown about fond Ashes memories and batting with Bradman

Laker's match

Jul 31, 2003: 1956 History was made at Old Trafford when Jim Laker took his 19th wicket in the fourth Test against Australia, including all ten wickets in the second innings

Wisden CricInfo staff

Bradman would dominate any era

Jul 11, 2003: Bill Brown and Steve Waugh chat at the gathering of Australian Test cricketers in Sydney At the gathering of over 150 Australian cricketers in Sydney much of the talk was about former players in general, and Don Bradman in particular

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Australia honours past and present cricketers

Jul 11, 2003: Former players pose at the gathering in Sydney Around 150 of Australia's 197 living Test cricketers assembled in Sydney on Friday night for a dinner organised by Cricket Australia

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Wisden Cricket Monthly 1987

'What did you do at Lord's, Grandpa?'

Jun 1, 1987: David Frith talks to Bill Brown. This article appeared in Wisden Cricket Monthly in 1987

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