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Second Test

England v Zimbabwe

2004: At Chester-le-Street, June 5, 6, 7

Stephen Brenkley

First Test

England v Zimbabwe

2004: At Lord's, May 22, 23, 24

Paul Coupar

The Zimbabweans in England, 2003

2004: Review of Zimbabwe's tour of England in 2003.

Simon Briggs

A positive spin

Jul 11, 2003: Part of the job of a national coach today is what is now known in political circles as spin

John Ward

A sad end for Streak & Co.

Jul 10, 2003: Zimbabwe suffered an unhappy but rather predictable end to their tour with a seven-wicket loss to South Africa at Southampton

John Ward

Marsh hits out at state of English pitches

Jul 10, 2003: Geoff Marsh , the Zimbabwe coach, has criticised the state of English pitches, claiming that they are a poor breeding-ground for top-class international bowlers

Wisden CricInfo staff

Smith and Rudolph set up South Africa's victory

Jul 9, 2003: South Africa warmed up for Saturday's NatWest Series final at Lord's with a confidence-restoring win over Zimbabwe in the first international match at Southampton's new Rose Bowl

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

Give it to me straight, doc

Jul 6, 2003: Darren Gough: England's gunslinger It was always the line in those melodramatic B movie westerns

The Wisden Verdict by Ralph Dellor

Flintoff seals six-wicket victory

Jul 6, 2003: Andrew Flintoff thumped a rapid 47 not out to help England complete a six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe at Bristol to book their place in the NatWest Series final

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

South Africa crush hapless Zimbabwe

Jul 5, 2003: The only way is up: Doug Marillier skys an attempted hook and falls to Makhaya Ntini From a neutral spectator's point of view, this was one-day cricket at its most unappetising

The Wisden Bulletin by Martin Williamson

Zimbabwe stick with proven team

Jul 1, 2003: Zimbabwe have made no changes for their side to meet England in their latest NatWest Series game at Headingley today

Wisden CricInfo Staff

A brief taste of Twentyfive25 cricket

Jun 30, 2003: On a day of frustration, with bad weather postponing the start until 3.50pm, Headingley was briefly given a taste of the Twenty20 Cup - or Twentyfive25 to be precise

Wisden CricInfo staff

Psychologically renewed

Jun 29, 2003: It was too much to expect Zimbabwe to repeat their upset victory of Thursday over England, but at least they put up a very creditable performance against South Africa, going down in the end by 46 runs

Zimbabwe viewpoint by John Ward

Kallis century puts paid to Zimbabwe

Jun 29, 2003: Jacques Kallis scored a magnificent unbeaten 125, his 10th and highest one-day century, and his second in consecutive days, as South Africa bounced back from defeat in their opening match of the NatWest Series to record a comfortable 46-run victory

The Wisden Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Poor ticket sales threaten Headingley's future

Jun 28, 2003: Headingley's future as an international venue has been the subject of much discussion in recent years, with a combination crowd behaviour and poor ticket sales raising questions as to whether Leeds deserves to be retained as a major venue

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Fletcher pours cold water on Thorpe return

Jun 27, 2003: The door on Graham Thorpe's international career has not been slammed shut, but yesterday's comments from Duncan Fletcher made it clear that his return to England colours is not the certainty many assumed it would be

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Flower inspires a major upset

Jun 26, 2003: It was a major upset, and all thanks to the magnificence of Grant Flower, who finally donned the mantle of his brother Andy to lead Zimbabwe to a totally unexpected victory over England on a deceitful pitch at Trent Bridge

Verdict on Zimbabwe by John Ward

Never patronise a Zimbabwean

Jun 26, 2003: England have a horrible habit of underestimating Zimbabwe

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

Vermeulen back and looking to mend fences

Jun 26, 2003: Less than three weeks after being sent home in disgrace from Zimbabwe's tour of England, Mark Vermeulen is back in the UK and looking to mend fences

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Flower carries Zimbabwe to victory

Jun 25, 2003: Early breakthrough: the impressive Heath Streak removes Vikram Solanki Grant Flower led Zimbabwe to a memorable and surprising win against England in the opening match of the NatWest Series at Trent Bridge

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld
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