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Kuldeep and Chahal hunt like the Tiger and the Fox

Feb 18, 2018: India's young wristspinners are reminiscent of the Aussie duo of Bill O' Reilly and Clarrie Grimmett. Will they enjoy success in Australia, like they did in South Africa?

Ian Chappell

How a spinner can break the rhythm of the batsman

Mar 18, 2017: By learning how to subtly change the pace of his deliveries

Ashley Mallett

The Oval grind of 1938

Aug 22, 2015: Playing a Test to the finish, however long that might take, seemed a good idea once upon a time. But a 900-plus total showed why that wasn't the case

Martin Williamson

'Feet are the most important thing in batsmanship'

Sep 25, 2013: Arthur Morris, Australia's oldest living Test cricketer, talks about batting, coaching, self-doubt, the Don, and being mates with Lindsay Hassett

Interview by Steve Cannane

The Tiger and the Fox

May 8, 2013: Bill O'Reilly and Clarrie Grimmett were the greatest spin-bowling partnership of their age, and arguably the best in Test history

Ashley Mallett

The XI

Australia's finest

Jul 20, 2009: Three legends from the 2000s feature in the jury's XI, which has a mostly even spread across the decades of Australian cricket

Peter English

The best from England and Australia

The Ashes Masters

Jul 1, 2009: David Frith looks at the players from England and Australia who excelled in Ashes cricket - the toughest Test cauldron of all. His choices include Alec Bedser, who died in April 2010

David Frith

Better riper

Oct 3, 2008: Why legspinners are more proficient when they're older and wiser

Christian Ryan


Life of Bill

Jun 7, 2008: O'Reilly's autobiography is one of the most pleasant and perceptive around

Don Cameron

Twelve players will be inducted at Steve Waugh Medal

New South Wales opens Hall of Fame

Apr 3, 2008: The 12 members of New South Wales' team of the past 150 years will be the first inductees of the state's Hall of Fame when it is opened on Friday night

ESPNcricinfo staff


Beating up your neighbour

Jun 16, 2007: Martin Williamson on the first Test between neighbours Australia and New Zealand ... it was to be almost 28 years before they met again

Martin Williamson


The Tiger's triumph

Aug 19, 2006: Salil Benegal looks back at Bill O'Reilly's career

Salil Benegal

Legspinner tipped to sign four-year contract

Footwear deal makes Warne a chance for 2009 Ashes

Feb 23, 2006: Shane Warne is expected to confirm a four-year footwear sponsorship deal that hints at him avoiding retirement until after the 2009 Ashes

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia faces old friends and foes during the Ashes

Helping out the old enemy

Jun 9, 2005: As the world champions, Australia must sometimes feel their world is against them

Peter English

A personal recollection

Grimmett v O'Reilly

Feb 10, 1994: Personal recollections of Bill O'Reilly and Clarrie Grimmett

David and John Liverman

Bill O'Reilly

The Tiger's last hurrah

Dec 1, 1992: Bill O'Reilly's last interview

November 1992

Was he not the greatest?

Nov 1992: David Frith pays tribute to Bill O'Reilly

David Frith


Bill O'Reilly

1935: WILLIAM JOSEPH O'REILLY, the New South Wales school teacher whose rise to fame has been meteoric was born on the 20th December in 1905 at White Cliffs, New South Wales

Australia v England, 2nd Test, MCG, December 30 - January 3, 1933

Bradman back with a bang

Jan 3, 1933: A match report from The Cricketer of the 2nd Test at Melbourne

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