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Against all odds

Jun 13, 2006: Martin Williamson looks at the players who have overcome physical obstacles to play the game

Martin Williamson

1933

Bodyline's final fling

Jan 8, 2005: One of the last outings of Bodyline came in the unlikliest settings - the Varsity match of 1933 - where Ken Farnes almost bowled Cambridge to a controversial victory

Martin Williamson

1933

Bodyline's final fling

Jan 8, 2004: One of the last outings of Bodyline came in the unlikeliest of settings - the Varsity match of 1933 - when Ken Farnes almost bowled Cambridge to a controversial victory

Martin Williamson

Obituary

Alan Melville

1984: MELVILLE, ALAN, who died in the Kruger National Park on April 18, 1983, aged 72, was arguably the most elegant batsman of his generation

April 1982 - Memorable Matches

When time really dragged

Apr 1, 1982: England and Kent legspinner Doug Wright recalls a famous and gruelling match in Durban in 1938-39

CRICKETER OF THE YEAR - 1948

Alan Melville

1948: A story of courage and determination tells the cricket career of ALAN MELVILLE, the 1947 South African team's captain, whose feeling for the spirit of the game helped to ensure the success of one of the most delightful Test series in recent years

South Africa v England, 5th Test, Durban, 1938-39, 6th day

England set 696 to win the marathon

Mar 9, 1939: Cricinfo reports on the sixth day's play in the Timeless Test between South Africa and England at Durban in March 1939

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South Africa v England, 5th Test, Durban, 1938-39, 1st day

van der Byl hundred grinds England down

Mar 3, 1939: Cricinfo reports on the first day's play in the Timeless Test between South Africa and England at Durban in March 1939

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