Scott Oliver

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England pose for photos after winning the series 2-1

I Was There

Thorpey and Gilo mug Sri Lanka

Fresh off an inspiring win in Pakistan, England headed to Sri Lanka in 2001, and proceeded to pull off an epic upset

Shane Warne bowls to Ashwell Prince

High Fives

Bunny dearest

Five great bowlers and the batsmen they loved to get rid of

Mushtaq Ahmed shows off the trophy

Good old Mushy by the sea

The oldest of the English counties had punched under its weight for over a century - until a pint-sized colossus rolled into town in 2003

Shane Warne bowls to Ian Cockbain

The piranhas that ate tourists

A look back at how sundry teams of ordinary folk performed stunning acts of giant-killing for the Minor Counties against Test teams visiting England

Michael Bevan bowls

High Fives

Part-time golden arms

Five batsmen not quite known for their bowling prowess who took match-winning five-fors

Viv Richards drives on one knee


Rishton's summer of Viv

A look back to the time, 30 years ago, when the Lancashire League found a superstar in their midst