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Ashley Mallett took 132 wickets in 38 Tests for Australia. He has written biographies of Clarrie Grimmett, Doug Walters, Jeff Thomson, Ian Chappell, and most recently of Dr Donald Beard, The Diggers' Doctor
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A lesson from the gnome

Nov 15, 2014: Clarrie Grimmett knew a thing or two about bowling

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The swashbuckling flight lieutenant

Nov 3, 2014: Keith Miller lived his life and played his cricket king-size

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The 'baby Invincible' who always stood tall

Oct 18, 2014: The great Australian batsman, who turned 86 recently, always did justice to his precociousness and reputation for being adept in all conditions

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A touch of Bradman

Sep 14, 2014: Hundred in a session? Easy peasy for Doug Walters

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When Bedser bowled the Don for a duck

Sep 1, 2014: After receiving a pasting at the hands of the Australians during the first post-war Ashes tour, Bedser decided he had to think up a new delivery: the legcutter

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A shy Stephen Fry, an irate Elton John

Aug 16, 2014: Actors, pop stars, business tycoons and politicians have been attracted to cricket over the years

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The diggers' doctor

Jul 11, 2014: One of few non-cricketers to share a bond with Sir Don Bradman was a South Australian doctor, Donald Beard

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Parky and the stars

Jun 23, 2014: For the king of television hosts, Michael Parkinson, Don Bradman proved about as elusive as the Scarlet Pimpernel

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A glimpse of genius

Jun 12, 2014: Gary Gilmour was a supremely talented allrounder but his international record doesn't tell you just how much ability he possessed

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The cricket tragic who bowled Bradman

Apr 23, 2014: The former Australian PM Bob Hawke was a wicketkeeper and loved cricket and Bradman. But he once left the Don speechless with the force of his political convictions

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Of Scarlet, Fitteran, Cho, and others

Mar 21, 2014: Cricket nicknames have been a part of Australian cricket for centuries, and they don't look like they are going away anytime soon

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The best Test ground in Australasia

Mar 3, 2014: The honour belongs to the iconic and charming Basin Reserve in Wellington

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The literal art of cricket

Feb 3, 2014: Clarrie Grimmett, Arthur Mailey and Jack Russell were as evocative on canvas as they were skilled on the field

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England's best since Laker

Dec 23, 2013: When in full flight Graeme Swann was a brilliant offspinner - third on the all-time list after Prasanna and Laker

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Madiba and the godfather

Dec 16, 2013: With the help of Nelson Mandela, Ali Bacher took cricket into the black townships of South Africa in the 1980s

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Rocket Mann

Nov 8, 2013: Tony Mann, who turns 68 today, was an exceptional Australian legspinner growing up, but his over-use of the googly might have shortened his Test career significantly

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The other side of Ian Chappell

Sep 26, 2013: The former Australia captain, known for his tough and aggressive approach, turns 70 today

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A modern-day Benaud?

Sep 3, 2013: Steven Smith has the talent to become a Test-standard bowling allrounder, the best of his type since Richie Benaud

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The Oval: my spiritual home

Aug 21, 2013: Ashley Mallett looks back at his three Tests at the final venue for this year's Ashes

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The ghosts of 1956

Jul 30, 2013: Australia have been tentative against Swann's offspin. At Old Trafford, where history's greatest spin performance was delivered, they must watch out for him

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