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Nigel Henderson

Monty Panesar and James Anderson scramble through for runs

Feature

Seven ways to stay alive

Few things in cricket are as life-affirming as the last-wicket stand. Presenting a survey and a celebration

1928

Festive frolics at the MCG

On Christmas Day 1928, thousands deserted their Christmas celebrations to head to the MCG as Alan Kippax and Hal Hooker broke the world record for the last-wicket stand

Cricinfo staff

New South Wales v Western Australia, SCG, Pura Cup, 2nd day

Thornely doubles up on records as WA follow on

Dominic Thornely broke a domestic sixes record, shared a 219-run 10th-wicket partnership with Stuart MacGill, reached an unbeaten 261 and then joined his New South Wales team-mates as they forced Western Australia to follow on at the SCG

January 1976

A Christmas to remember

Geoff Allen talks to Hal Hooker, one half (60% to be precise) of the astonishing last-wicket partnership of 307