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Shakib inducted into MCC's World Cricket Committee

Oct 12, 2017: Suzie Bates, Ian Bishop and Kumar Dharmasena are the three other new members of the committee, which will now be chaired by Mike Gatting

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English cricket

Hussain, Gooch and other post-captaincy case studies

Feb 8, 2017: A closer look at the fates of Alastair Cook's predecessors who played on after stepping down

Andrew Miller

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Pace, spin and controversy

Oct 10, 2015: We look back at six encounters between Pakistan and England that became iconic (sometimes for the wrong reasons)

Andrew McGlashan

'The definition of being positive has changed'

Aug 17, 2015: Former England captain Mike Gatting on changes in attacking cricket, the long wait for his first Test hundred, captaining England to an Ashes win, and the 1987 World Cup

Interview by Subash Jayaraman

The bouncer's impact

Nov 26, 2014: The life-threatening injury suffered by Phillip Hughes is a reminder of the dangers faced by batsmen when handling bouncers. Here, three Test batsmen recall how they were impacted by injuries arising from short balls.

Nagraj Gollapudi


One false shot, and a World Cup lost

Oct 30, 2014: Mike Gatting, not particularly known for his daredevilry, chose the 1987 final to play an impetuous reverse sweep that cost England more than just a wicket

MCC news

MCC puts Lord's 'Vision' debate on hold

May 8, 2014: The MCC has refused to take further consideration of the controversial residential development plans for the Nursery End at Lord's until work on other areas of the ground have been completed

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Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane

Gatting guards the urn in all-night vigil

Nov 20, 2013: Mike Gatting will don MCC pyjamas as he prepares for an all-night session in the Lord's museum at the start of the Ashes series

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The ball of the century

Aug 3, 2013: When a peroxide-blond, earring-wearing leggie turned the game of cricket on its head

Martin Williamson

'The basic way of playing spin is to rotate the strike'

Nov 12, 2012: Mike Gatting, Graham Thorpe and Murali Kartik on how England need to bat against the Indian spinners

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

Graham Dilley 1959-2011

Dilley 'always had a smile' - Gatting

Oct 5, 2011: Mike Gatting, the former England captain, has remembered Graham Dilley, who died on Wednesday at the age of 52, as a cricketer who "always had a smile" when he played the game

Andrew McGlashan

England v Netherlands, Group B, World Cup 2011, Nagpur

England aim to prove their subcontinent credentials

Feb 20, 2011: Matt Prior might have been surprised to get a late call-up to England's World Cup squad, but is now ready to play a new role

Dileep Premachandran in Nagpur


Rebels without a cause

Feb 13, 2010: Twenty years ago this week Nelson Mandela was released from prison at the same time that South Africa was hosting one of cricket's most infamous tours

Martin Williamson

No. 23

The ball of the century

May 24, 2009: Pitch outside leg, take off stump, easy as pie

Steven Lynch

Run, run, run

May 28, 2008: Batsmen who have been let down by their - or others' - running

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

Mike Gatting

'You can't learn to play spin overnight'

Mar 13, 2008: Slow bowlers have been England's bugbear for long. Mike Gatting, among the country's best players of spin, talks about what Vaughan and Co need to be doing

Andrew McGlashan

Schofield Report recommendations

Hussain slams ECB jobs-for-the-boys approach

Oct 4, 2007: Nasser Hussain, the former England captain turned TV commentator, has criticised the appointment of Hugh Morris and Mike Gatting as the ECB's new managing directors

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Schofield Report recommendations

Gatting and Morris handed England roles

Oct 2, 2007: Hugh Morris and Mike Gatting are both in line for major new roles at the England & Wales Cricket Board, as part of the wide-ranging managerial restructure as recommended in the recent Schofield Report

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Brearley's brilliant declaration

Jun 2, 2007: Martin Williamson on an outstanding piece of captaincy from Mike Brearley

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Signing off with a whimper

Apr 26, 2007: Brian Lara's final innings ended in anticlimax, but he is not alone in not bowing out in fairytale fashion. Here are 11 other players who have departed with a whimper rather than a bang

Martin Williamson
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