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Dennis Amiss - Search party

May 8, 2006: Dennis Amiss was a slow-ripening cricketer, who took five years to win his county cap for Warwickshire, then five years to make his first Test half century, being `completely overawed' and `horribly nervous' at the top level

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Dilip Doshi - The man apart

Apr 25, 2006: Dilip Doshi was 32 by the time he found a niche in Tests, and already steeped in the traditions of which he was part

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Tom Horan - Cricket writer par excellence

Apr 11, 2006: If Tom Horan rings a bell at all today, it is as a name in the very first Test in 1877, and on the Australians' inaugural tour of England a year later

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Fast Action Hero

Mar 14, 2006: He became one of only six Englishmen to secure 10 wickets on his Test debut, and in his next Test he was partnered by the bespectacled and ungainly Bill Bowes. Yet nobody would fail to pick Ken Farnes as a fast bowler in a cricket identikit parade today

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Solid as a rock

Feb 28, 2006: In the statistics of Australian cricket, Dr Harry Owen Rock is a jutting outcrop, with a first-class average of 94.75 - just a chip shy of Bradman's 95.14. Indeed, his Sheffield Shield average of 112 gives him a slight edge on the Don - something John How

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The contemplative cricketer

Feb 14, 2006: Bruce Mitchell was one of the shiest cricketers ever to represent his country at cricket

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Steve Waugh

Out of My Comfort Zone: The Autobiography

Feb 1, 2006: Gideon Haigh reviews Out of My Comfort Zone by Steve Waugh

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Roy Fredericks

A good little'un

Jan 31, 2006: Gideon Haigh on Roy Fredericks, West Indies' bantamweight opener

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Fred Root

The cries of a cricket pro

Jan 17, 2006: Fred Root toiled his way through 23 years and yet got little in return

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Bert Ironmonger

Tough in life and cricket

Jan 3, 2006: Bert Ironmonger not only played cricket in a different era, he might almost have played it in a different country. His was the Australia of rural hardship

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Kerry Packer's obituary

Dynamic and innovative, Packer will be remembered

Dec 28, 2005: Kerry Packer was an exception to the old adage that the first generation acquires, the second consolidates, the third squanders&

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One of the handsomest men to grace a cricket field

Wasim Raja - A breathtaking strokeplayer

Dec 20, 2005: Gideon Haigh profiles interesting characters who might not remembered as great players, but in their own individual ways, added value to the game

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Gideon Haigh's Ashes tour diary - September 5 to September 12

England's Ashes, and Warne the figleaf

Sep 5, 2005: Gideon Haigh's Ashes diary for the final eight days of the Ashes

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Gideon Haigh's Ashes tour diary - August 29 to September 4

Arlott's antithesis

Aug 29, 2005: Gideon Haigh's Ashes diary for the week ending September 4

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Gideon Haigh's Ashes tour diary - August 22 to August 28

Trent Bridge '05 is the new Headingley '81

Aug 19, 2005: Gideon Haigh's Ashes diary for the week ending August 20

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Gideon Haigh's Ashes tour diary - August 14 to August 21

Travel troubles

Aug 19, 2005: Gideon Haigh's Ashes diary for the week ending August 20

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Gideon Haigh's Ashes tour diary - August 8 to August 14

Australia batting for their lives

Aug 10, 2005: Gideon Haigh's tour diary for the week ending August 14

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Gideon Haigh's Ashes tour diary - August 1 to August 7

Did it really happen?

Jul 30, 2005: Giedon Haigh's tour diary for the week ending August 7

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Gideon Haigh's Ashes tour diary - July 24 to 31

The writing outweighs the cricket

Jul 30, 2005: Giedon Haigh's tour diary for the week ending July 31

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Wisden Asia Cricket 2004

The necessary monster

Nov 15, 2004: One of cricket's most demonised figures, Harold Larwood was a force born out of the game's desire for equilibrium

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