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Second Test, Adelaide

Postcards from Adelaide Oval

Dec 1, 2006: Operating instructions in the upright urinals beneath the Favell-Dansie Indoor Cricket Centre

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Second Test, Adelaide

South Park Conservatives

Nov 30, 2006: In all, it is a ground on a scale and of a character a little more congenial to English visitors

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Touring

A little DIY

Nov 29, 2006: For a weekend cricketer, a spectacle like Steve Harmison’s travails on the first day at Gabba is always poignant

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What times! What habits!

Nov 28, 2006: Australian cricketers are abjectly inoffensive according to a questionaire which includes, among several things, the bad habits of first-class cricketers

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First Test, Brisbane

It never rains...

Nov 27, 2006: Rain here was always a phantom of English, and cricketing, imagination

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First Test, Brisbane

Time for a Commercial Break

Nov 26, 2006: Great concern this summer attended the arrival of the Barmy Army, whose songs, chants and general bonhomie, it was feared, would drown out Australian fans, and render Tests inhospitable – or, at least, interfere with time-honoured parochialism and

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First Test, Brisbane

Leading Exponents

Nov 25, 2006: The Ashes embodies cricket's most traditional format: five five-day Tests played in white by daylight

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A Tale of Two Lengths

Nov 24, 2006: The First Test looks like being a tale of two lengths

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First Test, Brisbane

One-Man Bureaucracy

Nov 23, 2006: Duncan Fletcher: The New Illy?

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Touring

Australia...you're standing in it

Nov 22, 2006: England face two challengers his summer: a team and a country

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Touring

The Sorrows of Young Marcus

Nov 21, 2006: One of the surprising features of Marcus Trescothick’s travails is that they should have befallen so consummate a professional

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Peter the Cat - Gideon Haigh

The mog that got into the mausoleum

Oct 13, 2006: Gideon Haigh takes us on a guided tour of a new anthology of Wisden obituaries that includes poets, pacifists, prime ministers...and a cat

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Darrell Hair

Nerves of steel and a heart of flint

Sep 28, 2006: The life and times of controversial umpire Darrell Hair

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Abe Bailey

'So much done, so little to do'

Sep 12, 2006: Gideon Haigh looks at the remarkable Abe Bailey, the man responsible for the ICC

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Roy Marshall

The finest kind of madness

Aug 23, 2006: Roy Marshall felt that cricket contained two kinds of madman: the fast bowler, because he expended his energies so wildly and thriftlessly; but also the opening batsman

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Ajit Wadekar

Serenity at its cold-blooded best

Aug 9, 2006:

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Charlie Blythe

Blythe's canvas immortality

Aug 1, 2006: Gideon Haigh looks at Kent's slow left-arm hero Charlie Blythe

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Archie MacLaren

The Majestic MacLaren that wasn't

Jul 18, 2006: Gideon Haigh looks at the creation of a majestic cricketer in Archie MacLaren by writer Neville Cardus

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Odd Men In

Out of the shadows

Jul 4, 2006: Vintcent van der Bijl wasn't the obvious choice for The Times' hundred greatest cricketers when it was published in 1997. And yet his inclusion passed with remarkably little objection. Gideon Haigh explains why

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Odd Men In

Errol Hunte and the cricketer who never was

Jun 20, 2006: RL Hunte's records appeared in Wisden for eighteen years; he had a contemporary corporeal counterpart. But when he vanished hugger-mugger, it was as though he'd never been there. And, in fact, he hadn't, says Gideon Haigh

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