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Why are most captains inevitably batsmen?

Apr 12, 2017: Batsmen have always been preferred over bowlers for the leadership role. Is there any merit in such thinking?

Rob Steen

The value of the old dog

Aug 4, 2016: Senior players are important to the team, not only to act as calm heads in crisis situations but also to provide inspiration to younger talent

Crispin Andrews

Is Vaughan the one to reconnect the ECB with its public?

Apr 29, 2015: England could do worse than appoint the outspoken, media-friendly former captain as their director of cricket

Rob Steen

Illy the groundsman

Sep 5, 2014: Former England captain Ray Illingworth tended the square at Farsley Cricket Club till his health gave way. He still helps out there most days

Sidharth Monga

'You learn how to manage players from losing'

Oct 15, 2013: Steve Waugh, Ian Chappell, Clive Lloyd, MAK Pataudi: some of cricket's finest captains speak about their craft

Mike Coward

England news

Illingworth chunters at Bairstow management

May 22, 2013: Ray Illingworth, the former Yorkshire and England batsman, has criticised the way Jonny Bairstow was treated by England over the winter.

ESPNcricinfo staff


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

England news

Illingworth recovering after heart attack

Apr 29, 2011: Ray Illingworth, the former England captain, will soon be discharged from Leeds General hospital after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday

ESPNcricinfo staff

'People don't realise how hard it is to win in Australia'

Dec 18, 2010: Ray Illingworth looks back on leading England to a hard-fought Ashes win in 1970-71, and dealing with Aussie crowds and umpires

Interview by Richard Gibson


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

Captain marvel

Sep 4, 2008: After Kevin Pietersen's success, we take a look at 11 other captains who made a mark early in their reign

Andrew McGlashan

Cricinfo XI

Ripe old age

Jul 31, 2007: Eleven players who continued turning out well beyond normal retirement age

Martin Williamson


The end of a Victorian hero

Dec 16, 2006: In 1971 Bill Lawry became the first Australian captain to be sacked in the middle of a series ... and he paid the price for negativity and daring to challenge the authority of the Australian board

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

The cheque's in the post

Sep 12, 2006: Steven Lynch looks at cricket's dog-ate-my-homework moments

Steven Lynch

July 2006

Who got Boycott biffing?

Jul 5, 2006: Simon Lister interviews the key members of Yorkshire Gillette Cup Final winning team

Interviews by Simon Lister


A sad end to an elegant career

Dec 3, 2005: "The good years started as the result of a brawl. They ended with another fight"

Martin Williamson

November 2005

The empire strikes back

Nov 2005: It looked like the summer of 1970 would be without international cricket, so a five-Test series between England and a Rest of the World side was hastily put together. Simon Lister interviews the key players

November 2005

The Awkward XI

Oct 13, 2005: Paul Coupar draws up The Awkward XI. Some were great. All were good. To get away with being their own men they had to be

Paul Coupar

WCM archive June 2000
England v Rest of the World 1970

The greatest?

Oct 13, 2005: Steven Lynch talks to some of the veterans of the 1970 Rest of the World series ... one that you won't find in the record books

Steven Lynch

Yorkshire v Surrey, Gillette Cup final, Lord's, September 4, 1965

A startling performance by Boycott

May 14, 2004: Yorkshire produced their most convincing form of the season when beating Surrey by 175 runs in the final of the Gillette Cup

John Woodcock
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