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One drink too many

Nov 8, 2008: When two nights out on the town cost Bill Edrich three years of his Test career

Martin Williamson


'It was just one of those days'

Feb 26, 2005: In the Test Trial of 1950 Jim Laker, who had been rejected by Yorkshire, returned to his home of Bradford and took the remarkable figures of 8 for 2

Martin Williamson

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

India v England 1952

Fiery Fred and the damp squibs

Sep 2003: Len Hutton, England's first professional captain, and his two Yorkshire team mate caused havoc in between the showers, recalls Christopher Sandford

The two-day Test

Aug 18, 2003: All Today's Yesterdays - August 18 down the years August 17 | August 19 2000 An unforgettable victory for England at Headingley , and the first twoday Test in over 50 years

Wisden CricInfo staff

July 2001

Caught Niven, bowled Flynn

Mar 2002: Cricket may not feature in many films but it did provide a peaceful backdrop away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood

ESPNcricinfo staff


Godfrey Evans

2000: EVANS, THOMAS GODFREY, CBE, died on May 3, 1999, aged 78

Godfrey Evans - 1920-1999

England's great keeper dies

May 4, 1999: Following closely on the death of Cyril Washbrook last Tuesday, Godfrey Evans died Monday morning in Northampton Hospital after suffering a heart attack

Godfrey Evans

An enduring talent from the age of innocence

May 4, 1999: One of cricket's mighty oaks was felled yesterday when Godfrey Evans, the Kent and England wicketkeeper, died aged 78

Michael Henderson

Evans fast off mark with praise (3 March 1999)

Mar 3, 1999: GODFREY EVANS, now 78, sent warm congratulations to Geoff Allott last night as the former Kent and England wicketkeeper was finally relieved of his slow scoring record

Wisden Cricket Monthly 1987

Thanks for the memory

Apr 1, 1987: John Arlott floats his mind back to the exquisite (for England) Australian tour of 1954-55

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1954-55

My baptism of fire

Jan 16, 1983: Keith Andrew recalls a gruelling experience in Brisbane in 1954

Keith Andrew

Evans, Washbrook, Brookes, Tribe and Laker, 1960

Five stalwarts retire

1960: Tribute is paid here to five personalities who have recently given up English first-class cricket: Godfrey Evans, Cyril Washbrook, Dennis Brookes, George Tribe, and Jim Laker

Neville Cardus


Godfrey Evans

1951: Even those who bemoan the lack of personalities in modern cricket agree that Thomas Godfrey Evans of Kent provides at least one exception

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