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'I don't think I was badly treated by England'

Apr 7, 2015: Former England allrounder Chris Cowdrey talks about living in his dad's shadow, his short-lived Test career, and favourite county memories

Interview by Jack Wilson

County Cricket 2013

The next Cowdrey off the rank

Sep 13, 2013: Born into perhaps the most famous of cricketing families, Fabian Cowdrey is taking on the weight of expectation and is determined to forge his own career

Alastair Mavor

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

Ashley Mallett

1968

The speedboat and the toes

Dec 3, 2011: Touring the Caribbean is a far from easy affair for cricketers, but Fred Titmus returned home more mangled than most

Martin Williamson

Transcript

Adam Gilchrist's Cowdrey Lecture, 2009

Jun 24, 2009: The full transcript of Adam Gilchrist's Cowdrey Lecture, at Lord's, 2009

ESPNcricinfo staff

Batting through the pain barrier

Nov 20, 2008: Eleven batsmen who overcame injury to make their mark on a game

Andrew McGlashan and Andrew Miller

1968

The D'Oliveira Affair

Sep 13, 2008: A timeline of events which led to the cancellation of the 1968-69 England tour of South Africa

Martin Williamson

The Wisden Cricketer - May 2008

From Grace to Hick

Aug 2, 2008: How the other 24 beat Mark Ramprakash to the landmark

Patrick Kidd

Basil D'Oliveira

Dolly mixture

Jun 26, 2008: Forty summers ago a Cape Coloured South African playing for England unwittingly threw MCC into crisis over a tour to the apartheid republic

Rob Steen

The man who became a cause

Feb 10, 2008: The D'Oliveira affair, superbly chronicled by Peter Oborne, is a reminder that cricket can be about so much more than just sport

Suresh Menon

Cricinfo XI

Gene genie

Jul 18, 2007: Stuart Broad's selection for England puts him among a select group whose fathers have also played for England. Here are XI others

Martin Williamson

Ian Botham

A crusader on and off the field

Jun 16, 2007: The news of Botham's knighthood is wonderfully appropriate and shamefully overdue

Andrew Miller

Cricketing knights

Jun 16, 2007: Cricketers who have received knighthoods

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Ravaged by injury and illness

Jan 25, 2007: Here we look at 11 occasions when injury ravaged cricket teams

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

1974

Once more into the breach

Dec 9, 2006: The story of when 41-year-old Colin Cowdrey was summoned from his armchair, flown round the world, and thrown in at the deep end against the fastest bowlers in the world

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

When big isn't big enough

Dec 7, 2006: Cricinfo looks back at large totals that didn't prevent a time ending up on the wrong side of the result

Martin Williamson and Andrew McGlashan

Older batsmen could cost Australia the Ashes

Lillee fears for veteran top order

Oct 24, 2006: Dennis Lillee believes England's fast bowlers will be licking their lips at the prospect of rattling an ageing Australian top order

AFP

Cricinfo XI

Taking a stand

Aug 1, 2006: Martin Williamson takes a look at the stories behind the record stands for each wicket in Test cricket ... all XI of them

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Centuries of Tests

Apr 4, 2006: Justin Langer's 100th Test this week lasted precisely one ball, after he was felled by the opening delivery of Australia's innings at Johannesburg. And recently Rahul Dravid pooped his own centenary party, by inserting England at Mumbai and presiding over

Andrew Miller

January 2005

Voyage of discovery

Jan 19, 2005: Fifty years ago Len Hutton's team left England for an Ashes tour that has passed into legend

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