India 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


India in England Test Series, 1952

India tour of England, Apr-Sep 1952

Test matches

Berry Sarbadhikary, Vijay Hazare and PK Mukerji talk to Learie Constantine at a tea party at India House
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Captains Len Hutton and Vijay Hazare at the toss
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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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Tour Results
Pearce's XI v Indians at Scarborough - Sep 10-12, 1952
Match drawn
Minor C v Indians at Lakenham - Sep 6-8, 1952
Match drawn
England XI v Indians at Hastings - Sep 3-5, 1952
Match drawn
Hampshire v Indians at Bournemouth - Aug 30-Sep 2, 1952
Match drawn
Kent v Indians at Canterbury - Aug 27-29, 1952
Match drawn
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