Commonwealth XI tour of England 1952

Madhav Mantri

'What struck me was that the crowd would clap for a maiden over'

India's oldest living Test cricketer looks back at the tour of England in 1952

India v England 1952

Fiery Fred and the damp squibs

Len Hutton, England's first professional captain, and his two Yorkshire team mate caused havoc in between the showers, recalls Christopher Sandford

That infamous collapse at Leeds

The history of Indian cricket is punctuated with inglorious moments

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Commonwealth XI tour of England, Jul 1952

Fred Trueman during his 8 for 31 spell against India in 1952
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Vinoo Mankad bats on the way to 72
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Hemu Adhikari plays the pull shot
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Dattu Phadkar bats during a match against the Indian Gymkhana Club at Osterly Park
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