Stuart Wark

Stuart Wark works at the University of New England as a research fellow

Andy Roberts bats against Northamptonshire

The first World Cup classic

In 1975, a must-win group game influenced which two sides made it into the eventual title match

Farokh Engineer breaks the stumps as Ian Redpath makes his ground

A Brisbane classic of the '60s

India may only have a handful of wins in Australia, but the number of close contests are often forgotten, starting with this one in 1967-68

Ravi Shastri bats

The multifaceted Mr Ravi Shastri

We might know him better as a commentator, but in his day he was a fine spinner and, when called on, a gritty opener

Bill Lawry

All hail the Phantom

One of Australian cricket's leading voices, he was also a technically correct opener who took on some of the best fast bowling attacks with distinction over a ten-year career

Tony Greig salutes the Eden Gardens crowd

Remembering Tony Greig, the allrounder

It's easy to forget that some popular commentators of our time were excellent cricketers before they took up the mike

Dudley Nourse bats

Let us now praise Dudley Nourse

The South African batsman's superior Test numbers may have slipped under the radar because of his team's poor record in the few years either side of the Second World War

Denis Compton plays the hook shot

The un-English flair of Denis Compton

The antithesis of the dour English batting stereotype, Compton wowed fans and peers with his ability to play all the shots in the textbook and several outside of it

Vinoo Mankad bats on the way to 72

Vinoo beyond the Mankad

One of India's greatest allrounders is today unfortunately mostly remembered for a mode of dismissal that, though legitimate, is seen by many to be unfair

Shane Watson became Australia's 44th Test captain

Time to dump the coin toss?

Let the home team prepare the kind of pitch they want but let the visitors decide whether to bat or field first on it

Wasim Raja drives

Style over statistics

Wasim Raja played 57 Tests, scored four centuries, and averaged 36.16. But those numbers don't reveal his value to the side or the joy he brought to those watching