Stuart Wark

Once upon a time

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Former England left-arm spinner Bobby Peel

England's 1894 SCG miracle

With defeat imminent, they were drinking their sorrows away but on the last day they scripted one of the greatest turnarounds in Test cricket

Bart King

The best player not to play a Test

From the mid 1890s until the First World War, the Philadelphia Gentlemen could match the world's best sides. All thanks to Bart King

The original Little Master

Hanif Mohammad almost single-handedly carried Pakistan's batting in their early days as a Test nation

So you're not a keeper?

Today any failed selection is called a blunder. But back in 1890, in a case of mistaken identity, Australia picked a batsman as their reserve gloveman for the tour of England


The greatest Zimbabweans?

Which is the best-ever team from Zimbabwe? The obvious answer would be the 1998 side that won a series in Pakistan but, pre-independence, Rhodesia were a powerful force in South African domestic cricket

Australia in India

Remembering Australia's first tour of India

The Australian cricketers of 1956-57 were not so keen to tour India as they are today but that first encounter was memorable for a number of reasons