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Alec Bedser, Cyril Washbrook, Len Hutton, Denis  Compton, Jim Laker and Godfrey Evans  feature in the movie <i>The Final Test</i>

Shot Stories

The roles they played

Playwright Terence Rattigan's 1953 film The Final Test featured six England Test cricketers


No-balled out of the game

The sorry tale of South Africa fast bowler Geoff Griffin, who was no-balled out of Test cricket at Lord's in 1960... but not before he had taken a hat-trick

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Wisden Cricketer - January

The XI freakish dismissals

The wicket of Salman Butt at Multan - caught behind after a headed back-pass from Trescothick at slip - got Steve Pittard thinking about eccentric exits

Nick Mason

January 2006

Surrey cult heroes

Nick Mason on the cult heroes produced by Surrey

Obituary, 2002

Alf Gover

GOVER, ALFRED RICHARD, MBE, the Mr Chips of cricket teachers, died in south London on October 7, 2001, at the age of 93


Alf Gover

ALFRED RICHARD GOVERdidn't accomplish his ambition last season of gaining a place in the team for Australia, but in taking 200 wickets he accomplished a feat no English fast-bowler had performed for 39 years.