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November 2006

Comfort blanket with a silver lining

Nov 3, 2006: Stephen Fay on Cyril Washbrook, a Lancastrian icon who bridged the north-south divide

Stephen Fay

The Wisden Cricketer - March

County Cult Heroes - Lancashire

Feb 24, 2006: Colin Shindler chooses his cult heroes from Lancashire

Colin Shindler

Renaissance men

Sep 2, 2003: Darren Gough, Graham Thorpe, Vinod Kambli, Ajay Jadeja: four international comebacks at various stages of progress - from fact to probable to unlikely to 'forget it, mate'

Rob Smyth

Nelson personality died at weekend

Aug 14, 2003: Rex Challies, who died in Nelson on Saturday aged 78, once bowled one of the more legendary full-tosses in New Zealand minor-association cricket

Lynn McConnell


Cyril Washbrook

2000: WASHBROOK, CYRIL, CBE, who died on April 27, 1999, aged 84, was an always staunch and sometimes brilliant opening batsman for Lancashire and England

Cyril Washbrook - 1914-1999 (1 May 1999)

May 1, 1999: The death of popular Lancashire and England opening batsman Cyril Washbrook was announced yesterday

Evans, Washbrook, Brookes, Tribe and Laker, 1960

Five stalwarts retire

1960: Tribute is paid here to five personalities who have recently given up English first-class cricket: Godfrey Evans, Cyril Washbrook, Dennis Brookes, George Tribe, and Jim Laker

Neville Cardus


Cyril Washbrook

1947: Ever since the glorious days of Hobbs and Sutcliffe, England have been searching for a match winning opening pair

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