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Richard Ellison and David Gower celebrate after winning the 1985 Ashes

Ashes one-hit wonders

From Ted McDonald to Richard Ellison, certain players saved their best for the old rivalry, before drifting away for various reasons

Former England left-arm spinner Bobby Peel

England's 1894 SCG miracle

With defeat imminent, they were drinking their sorrows away but on the last day they scripted one of the greatest turnarounds in Test cricket

Geoff Boycott bowls

When Willis batted and Boycs bowled

In a closely fought World Cup game against Pakistan in 1979, two of England's star players did a Freaky Friday to take their side to victory

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