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Two taking 20

Sep 19, 2017: How many times has that happened in Tests?

Steven Lynch


When Laker skittled the Aussies

Jul 11, 2015: Jim Laker's 19 wickets at Old Trafford in 1956 came close to being overshadowed by a row over the Old Trafford pitch

Martin Williamson

India v England, 2nd Test, Mumbai, 4th day

Hymn to England's spin twins

Nov 26, 2012: The performance by Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann in Mumbai was one of the greatest slow-bowling double acts in England's history

David Hopps

India v England, 2nd Test, Mumbai, 4th day

India's middle-order meltdown

Nov 26, 2012: Stats highlights from an incredible England victory, their second in successive Tests at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai

S Rajesh

Tony Lock: Aggressive Master of Spin

Tony's tale

Sep 7, 2008: Why Lock was more than just a support act to Laker

Martin Williamson

1956: Laker's 19 for 90

Climbing Everest in a short-sleeved sweater

Jul 28, 2006: It is 50 years since Jim Laker took all but one Australian wicket at Old Trafford. Stephen Chalke recalls the greatest of all bowling performances

Laker's 19 and other solo spells

Jul 25, 2006: The great one-man bowling shows

Travis Basevi and George Binoy

Cricinfo XI

A question of degree

May 30, 2006: Throughout the game's history - from the days of round-arm to the modern era of 15-degree flexibility - bowling actions have stirred passionate debate and caused trouble for those accused of having suspect styles. This week we look at some of those who ha

Martin Williamson

England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 1953

Cricket as a situations game

Sep 12, 2005: Trevor Bailey recalls the day that England won the Ashes in 1953


Jim Laker's other ten-for

Aug 20, 2005: We look back to 1956 and Jim Laker's ten wickets against Australia - but not the one at Old Trafford, but the one for Surrey at The Oval three months earlier

Martin Williamson

A rare old day

Jul 19, 2003: All Today's Yesterdays - July 19 down the years July 18 | July 20 1952 A young and very fiery Fred Trueman continued his personal assault on India's batsmen

Wisden CricInfo staff

He should have been a paceman

Jul 4, 2003: 1929 Birth of a left-arm spinner whose career makes Phil Tufnell's look boring

Wisden Cricinfo staff


Tony Lock

1996: LOCK, GRAHAM ANTHONY RICHARD, died on March 29, 1995, aged 65, in Perth, Western Australia where, in the 1960s, he enjoyed a career as rewarding as that pursued throughout the previous decade for Surrey and England


Apr 10, 1995:


Tony Lock

1954: The success of Surrey in reaching the top of the Championship three times in the last four seasons and the return of the Ashes to England have been due in no small way to the tenacious left-arm slow bowling of Graham Anthony Richard Lock

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