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Getting started with a six (or a couple of blobs)

Apr 11, 2017: Also, who has the most international hat-tricks? And is Misbah the oldest Test captain ever?

Steven Lynch

The making of a sporting icon lies in the timing

Oct 5, 2015: The legend of great sportsmen like WG Grace, Babe Ruth and Sachin Tendulkar is partly to do with the eras they lived in

Ed Smith


The start of something very special

Jun 13, 2015: The 16-year-old WG Grace made an impact in his very first match 150 years ago

Martin Williamson

WG Grace, 1848-1915

Cricket's colossus

Apr 8, 2015: Looking back at arguably the most famous sporting celebrity in the British Empire during the half-century before the First World War

Richard Tomlinson

Wisden on Grace

Champion or cheat?

Mar 22, 2015: Either way, WG Grace generated more than his share of column centimetres, in his lifetime and beyond

Ivo Tennant

The quiet goodbyes

Nov 25, 2013: After the emotion of Sachin Tendulkar's last Test, a look at some farewells that didn't go quite so well

Steven Lynch

Bruised but not shaken

Sep 2, 2013: Famous incidents when batsmen were hit by bouncers

Steven Lynch


Snow, sleet ... and cricket

Apr 6, 2013: In 1903, the English county season got off to a start with a match between London County and Surrey. But the match, which featured WG Grace and Bangalore Jayaram, was played amid sleet and snow showers

Martin Williamson


WG Grace's chilly farewell

Apr 7, 2012: An early-season game at The Oval in freezing cold over a century ago marked the exit of one of cricket's great legends

Martin Williamson


Test cricket's last-minute arrival

Sep 11, 2010: The first Test to be played in England was a hastily put-together affair that took place against the odds

Martin Williamson

No. 4

The legacy of Grace

Dec 19, 2009: If not for the good doctor, cricket might have remained a pastime rather than a great international sport

Matthew Engel


The crowd without the silver lining

Jun 27, 2009: It had rained, the conditions were not suitable, but these spectators wanted their monies' worth and just wouldn't go home

Martin Williamson

England news

Grace bat to go under the hammer

Apr 20, 2009: A 113-year-old bat used by WG Grace will be auctioned at Sotheby's in London next month for an expected £30,000

ESPNcricinfo staff

Captain marvel

Sep 4, 2008: After Kevin Pietersen's success, we take a look at 11 other captains who made a mark early in their reign

Andrew McGlashan

The Wisden Cricketer - May 2008

From Grace to Hick

Aug 2, 2008: How the other 24 beat Mark Ramprakash to the landmark

Patrick Kidd

WG Grace: A Life

The good doctor in full

Jul 26, 2008: Serious scholarship and unflagging zest make this biography one of cricket's best life stories

Gideon Haigh

Run, run, run

May 28, 2008: Batsmen who have been let down by their - or others' - running

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson


Underarm but not underhand

Nov 17, 2007: When a wicketkeeper came on to bowl - in his pads - and took 4 for 8 ... and all in an Ashes Test

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Ripe old age

Jul 31, 2007: Eleven players who continued turning out well beyond normal retirement age

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Signing off with a whimper

Apr 26, 2007: Brian Lara's final innings ended in anticlimax, but he is not alone in not bowing out in fairytale fashion. Here are 11 other players who have departed with a whimper rather than a bang

Martin Williamson
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