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Facing Holding with a little thin towel

Sep 19, 2015: Brian Close and John Edrich won plenty of admirers - and took as many hits - on a brutal evening in Manchester in 1976

Martin Williamson

Half-century of boundaries, and miserly bowlers

Jul 1, 2014: Also, best percentage of hundreds to innings, most frequent appearances on the Lord's honours board, most first-class fifties, and Sanga and Mahela's twin totals

Steven Lynch


India's day of glory

Aug 13, 2011: India came to England in 1971 with a record of no wins and 15 defeats in their 19 Tests... but all that changed at The Oval

Martin Williamson


The birth of the one-day international

Jun 22, 2010: Poor weather, the threat of another draw and the fear of financial losses conspired to bring the limited-overs game to the international arena in 1971

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

Cricinfo XI

Great opening acts

Jun 19, 2006: Saturday's first one-day international between England and Sri Lanka passed in a blur of indifference, as most of the home audience was transfixed by the latest round of football World Cup matches. But it hasn't always been thus

Andrew Miller

Cricinfo XI

Dangerous games

May 2, 2006: One of the enduring images of watching South Africa of late has been the frequency with which Makhaya Ntini has struck batsmen on the head. Here, Cricinfo picks out 11 moments where tempers spilled over off the field&

Martin Williamson

Surrey County Cricket Club

Edrich elected as Surrey president

Apr 13, 2006: John Edrich, the former England opener, has replaced Richard Stilgoe as the president of Surrey County Cricket Club

ESPNcricinfo staff

New-look Vauxhall End named after legends

Surrey honour 20 of their greats

Mar 10, 2005: The regeneration of Surrey's headquarters at The Oval will include an honouring of its previous generations, after it was announced that the club intends to name certain sections of the newly rebuilt Vauxhall End after 20 of its greatest players

ESPNcricinfo staff

Geoff Edrich 1918-2004

Famous name: Geoff Edrich dies at 85

Jan 7, 2004: Geoff Edrich, one of the famous Norfolk brotherhood whose most famous member was the Middlesex and England allrounder Bill, died on January 2 after a long battle with cancer

Steven Lynch

The original Little Master

Jul 10, 2003: 1949 In Bombay, one of the greatest openers of all time is born

Wisden CricInfo staff

Edrich's epoch

Jul 9, 2003: 1965 A record-breaking innings from John Edrich

Wisden CricInfo staff

Average century score in test cricket

Jun 30, 2000: Scoring a century has always been a great achievement in Test cricket

Arshad H. Zaidi


John Edrich

1966: Among the pioneers of enterprising batsmanship during the past decade the name of John Edrich, the solid, diminutive Surrey left-hander, stands high

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