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Dear Mr Arlott

Nov 27, 2011: John Arlott wasn't just the voice of cricket. He was a source of comfort and hope to two cricketers who felt themselves alone against the cricket establishment

Sriram Dayanand

1968

The D'Oliveira Affair

Sep 13, 2008: A timeline of events which led to the cancellation of the 1968-69 England tour of South Africa

Martin Williamson

John Arlott: A Memoir

In the name of the father

Aug 16, 2008: Arlott wasn't perfect and this book, by his son, readily admits so

David Frith

Fred: Portrait of a Fast Bowler

Legend on legend

Jun 14, 2008: This biography captures Trueman at his peak, and the best of Arlott's writing as well

Simon Wilde

Vintage Arlott

Mar 9, 2008: The master's writings on wine tell us more about him than his autobiography did

Suresh Menon

The man who became a cause

Feb 10, 2008: The D'Oliveira affair, superbly chronicled by Peter Oborne, is a reminder that cricket can be about so much more than just sport

Suresh Menon

June 2007 - Test Match Special turns 50

Let them eat cake

May 17, 2007: Test Match Special is 50 this summer but change looms. Paul Coupar reports

Paul Coupar

Cricinfo XI

Good morning and welcome ...

May 17, 2007: The best XI from the Test Match Special commentary team

Martin Williamson

October 1980

Farewell to all thisÂ…

Sep 12, 2005: John Arlott retired at the end of the 1980 season. That October, he looked back on his final summer on the circuit

ESPNcricinfo staff

Broadcasting and cricket

A brief history ...

Jul 28, 2005: A brief timeline of the history of broadcasting and cricket

Martin Williamson

1938

The ultimate slogger

May 28, 2005: Big Jim Smith's onslaught at Bristol

Martin Williamson

Swanton, Arlott and more, 1996

Fifty years of the cricket writers' club

1996: In the autumn of 1946, as the MCC touring team, under Walter Hammond, arrived at Perth aboard a ship containing 14 British cricket correspondents and 600 war brides, there appeared a gap in the schedule of about a month before the first post-war tour

Derek Hodgson
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