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What's common to Headingley '81 and Kolkata '01?

Sep 13, 2011: Peter Willey, who was involved in two of the greatest Tests of modern times, as player in one, umpire in the other, looks back at them

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

1981

So nearly Botham's annus horribilis

Jul 11, 2009: It was Botham's Summer but before that, it very nearly ended in tears

Martin Williamson

No. 13

Beefy hits it into the confectionery stall

Mar 15, 2009: Botham's 149 was mostly all humpty, but one shot stood head and shoulders clear

John Stern

1981

Getting shirty about substitutes

May 17, 2008: The subject of substitute fielders has attracted considerable comment and the ICC is set to clamp down on their use. It was an issue that was high on the agenda twenty-seven years ago

Martin Williamson

January 2006

Arise, Sir Beefy

Jan 1, 2006: Mike Selvey raises a glass to another Botham half-century

1981

The hero who almost didn't play

Sep 3, 2005: Bob Willis, one of the heroes of Headingley 1981, wasn't even in the original squad picked for the Test

Martin Williamson

Ashes Memories - Dean Headley

'I hit Mark Taylor on the head'

Jul 15, 2005: Dean Headley spoke to Cricinfo about his Ashes memories from 1997

Ashes Memories - Peter Willey

'I played in two of the greatest Tests of all time'

Jul 8, 2005: Peter Willey is now better known as an international umpire, but for 22 Tests in the early 1980s, he was a doughty presence in England's middle order.

Forced to follow-on yet won

Mar 18, 2001: Finally Australia's great winning streak has come to an end

Arshad Chughtai

Third Cornhill Test

ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA 1981

1982: A match which had initially produced all the wet and tedious traits of recent Leeds Tests finally ended in a way to stretch the bounds of logic and belief

Alan Lee

England v Australia, 3rd Test, Headingley, 1981

The great escape

Jul 16, 1981: Christopher Martin-Jenkins on the epic Headingley Test of 1981

Christopher Martin-Jenkins
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Tour Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 27-Sep 1, 1981
Match drawn
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 13-17, 1981
England won by 103 runs
England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 30-Aug 2, 1981
England won by 29 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 16-21, 1981
England won by 18 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 2-7, 1981
Match drawn
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