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No-balled out of the game

Aug 11, 2012: The sorry tale of South Africa fast bowler Geoff Griffin, who was no-balled out of Test cricket at Lord's in 1960... but not before he had taken a hat-trick

Martin Williamson

The Wisden Cricketer - January

The XI freakish dismissals

Jan 2, 2006: The wicket of Salman Butt at Multan - caught behind after a headed back-pass from Trescothick at slip - got Steve Pittard thinking about eccentric exits

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 2006

Surrey cult heroes

Jan 1, 2006: Nick Mason on the cult heroes produced by Surrey

Nick Mason

December 1963

'Sometimes Griffith throws, sometimes he doesn't'

Jul 9, 2004: In 1963 Alf Gover was the principal of the leading cricket school in the country

Obituary, 2002

Alf Gover

2002: GOVER, ALFRED RICHARD, MBE, the Mr Chips of cricket teachers, died in south London on October 7, 2001, at the age of 93

Oldest Test cricketer Alf Gover dies

Oct 9, 2001: Longevity was the key word when it comes to Alf Gover, who has died at the age of 93

Ralph Dellor


Alf Gover

1937: ALFRED RICHARD GOVERdidn't accomplish his ambition last season of gaining a place in the team for Australia, but in taking 200 wickets he accomplished a feat no English fast-bowler had performed for 39 years.

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