Apr 12, 2017: Batsmen have always been preferred over bowlers for the leadership role. Is there any merit in such thinking?
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
Apr 29, 2015: England could do worse than appoint the outspoken, media-friendly former captain as their director of cricket
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
Oct 15, 2013: Steve Waugh, Ian Chappell, Clive Lloyd, MAK Pataudi: some of cricket's finest captains speak about their craft
May 22, 2013: Ray Illingworth, the former Yorkshire and England batsman, has criticised the way Jonny Bairstow was treated by England over the winter.
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
Apr 29, 2011: Ray Illingworth, the former England captain, will soon be discharged from Leeds General hospital after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday
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
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
Sep 4, 2008: After Kevin Pietersen's success, we take a look at 11 other captains who made a mark early in their reign
Jul 31, 2007: Eleven players who continued turning out well beyond normal retirement age
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
Sep 12, 2006: Steven Lynch looks at cricket's dog-ate-my-homework moments
Jul 5, 2006: Simon Lister interviews the key members of Yorkshire Gillette Cup Final winning team
Dec 3, 2005: "The good years started as the result of a brawl. They ended with another fight"
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
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
WCM archive June 2000
England v Rest of the World 1970
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
Yorkshire v Surrey, Gillette Cup final, Lord's, September 4, 1965
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