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Don Shepherd, the pride of Welsh cricket

Aug 19, 2017: Glamorgan bowler Don Shepherd, who took 2218 wickets in a first-class career spanning 22 years, has died at the age of 90

David Hopps

Ignored men

Causes celebres

Mar 22, 2007: When selectors make mistakes or leave out heroes, the press and public love to make a song and dance about it. Steve Pittard selects his favourite ignored men

June 2006

The XI bolts from the blue

May 28, 2006: Batsmen in the wickets, bowlers in the runs or Boycott hitting sixes. Steve Pittard digs out tales of the unexpected

Domestic bowlers who didn't make it in Tests

Flying first class - Part II

May 10, 2006: Last week's column was about prolific first-class batsmen who never made it in Test cricket, this week it's the bowlers' turn

Travis Basevi and George Binoy

April 2006

County Cult Heroes - Glamorgan

Mar 24, 2006: Andrew Hignell chooses his cult heroes from Glamorgan

Andrew Hignell

February 2006

Closing time

Feb 17, 2006: The days of the post- (and pre-) match drinking session appear to be a thing of the past. Paul Coupar investigates the effects of a less sociable game

January 2005

Highway patrol

Jan 12, 2005: Think today's county schedule is hectic

October 2004

When the fat lady sings

Sep 23, 2004: Stephen Chalke on retirement

Stephen Chalke


The best who never were

Jul 1981: John Arlott chooses a strong 'England XI' from those who were never thus honoured

John Arlott


D.J. Shepherd

1970: Few cricketers have achieved such an exquisite piece of timing as Donald John Shepherd, born at Porteynon, a tucked-away hamlet in the Gower peninsula eighteen to twenty miles from Swansea

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