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Bruised but not shaken

Sep 2, 2013: Famous incidents when batsmen were hit by bouncers

Steven Lynch

Rick McCosker

'If you didn't hook, you either got hit or got out'

Mar 20, 2013: Rick McCosker broke his jaw in the Centenary Test, played in WSC, captained NSW, and lost the 1977 Ashes for Australia

Interview by Sidharth Monga

With jaw broken but head unbowed

Jan 9, 2012: The sight of Rick McCosker batting with his shattered jaw held together by bandages has become synonymous with bravery in cricket. To the man himself, he was doing no more than his job

Sidharth Monga

Batting through the pain barrier

Nov 20, 2008: Eleven batsmen who overcame injury to make their mark on a game

Andrew McGlashan and Andrew Miller

Cricinfo XI

More dangerous games

May 9, 2006: Another selection of moments where batsmen came off second best to fast bowlers

Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller

The best Ashes batting

Sticky dogs and captains' rearguards

Aug 19, 2005: Andrew Miller picks out ten of the finest batting feats in Anglo-Australian history

Andrew Miller

1975

Vandals stopped play

Aug 12, 2005: The last day's play at Headingley in August 1975 promised to be a thriller ... until it was discovered the pitch had been vandalised

Martin Williamson

CRICKETER OF THE YEAR - 1976

Rick McCosker

1976: Over the years Australia has a solid record of cricketers who have graduated from country areas to the City, on to Sheffield Shield cricket and then into the Test arena

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