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'A better bloke you couldn't find' - Harvey

Aug 22, 2015: Neil Harvey has remembered his fellow 'Invincible', Arthur Morris, as "a great team man" and one of the best players Australia has produced

Brydon Coverdale

The 'baby Invincible' who always stood tall

Oct 18, 2014: The great Australian batsman always did justice to his precociousness and reputation for being adept in all conditions

Ashley Mallett

Australia v England, 2nd T20, Melbourne

Hodge hot in comeback show

Jan 31, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the second T20 in Melbourne

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

The best batsmen I've seen

May 1, 2012: In the post-Bradman era, these players delighted spectators and deflated the opposition with their ability to dominate the most fearsome attacks

Ashley Mallett

Sam Loxton 1921-2011

Morris remembers Loxton as 'marvellous team man'

Dec 3, 2011: Arthur Morris has described his former team-mate Sam Loxton as a great competitor and a marvellous team man who was great fun off the field

Brydon Coverdale

Gerry Alexander 1928-2011

'He upheld all the virtues of cricket'

Apr 18, 2011: Gerry Alexander, who kept wicket for West Indies during the tied Test, has been remembered by his opponents in that match as a pioneer of the wicketkeeper-batsman trend, and as a man who helped ensure the game was played in the right spirit

Brydon Coverdale

Neil Harvey

Stamp of approval

Aug 21, 2008: When the Don set his praise down on wood

Graeme Pollock on Neil Harvey

Small and special

Jan 19, 2008: First was Bradman, of course. Next came this pocket-sized colossus

ESPNcricinfo staff

'It's sport, not war'

Sporting greats upset by Australia's behaviour

Jan 9, 2008: The criticism of Australia's behaviour at the SCG has spread to other sports

ESPNcricinfo staff

Captains choosing to bat again despite a big first-innings lead

Shunning the follow-on

Aug 15, 2007: This week, we look at instances of a team not enforcing the follow-on despite taking a massive first-innings lead

Travis Basevi and George Binoy

'He was worth two players'

Invincibles pay tribute to Johnston

May 25, 2007: Bill Johnston might not have achieved the same recognition as his more famous fast-bowling colleagues, Ray Lindwall and Keith Miller, but to those who played with him, Johnston was a champion

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in England 2005

Invincibles expect Ponting's side to match Bradman's

Jun 10, 2005: Bill Brown, Australia's oldest former Test player, believes Ricky Ponting's side can copy the unbeaten record of the 1948 Invincibles

ESPNcricinfo staff

Honours even over half a century

A history of Australia in India over the years

Oct 4, 2004: Australia and India have engaged in some fearsome tussles over the past five decades

By Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Australian cricket

The Inside Edge top 50 greatest innings

Feb 4, 2004: The top 50 in full

Australian cricket

Bradman's 254 voted best ever

Feb 4, 2004: Sir Donald Bradman's status as the Superman of Australian batsmanship lives on, with two of The Don's most gargantuan knocks voted among the three greatest innings ever played by Australian cricketers

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Vic players' re-united in long room

Oct 16, 2003: Past and present Victorian First Class players will be re-united tonight for the last supper in the MCC Long Room

Cricket Victoria


Neil Harvey

1954: Sport can provide few spectacles as exhilarating as that of a gifted left-hand batsman tearing to shreds bowling which has subdued only slightly less skilled players

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