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A barnacle on Australia's backside

Nov 23, 2013: Questionable spirit of cricket isn't just a modern tendency. Great players of the past also indulged in it, especially when it came to saving a Test

Martin Williamson


Plumbing the depths

Jan 12, 2013: When New Zealand set an unwelcome Test record that still stands almost 60 years later

Martin Williamson

Tendulkar only current player in ESPNcricinfo all-time World XI

Oct 25, 2010: Four Australians and three West Indians make it to the side. Warne, Gilchrist and Akram other recent players to feature

ESPNcricinfo staff

The XI

Old gold

Aug 28, 2009: England's all-time team has just two players from the last 30 years

Andrew Miller

All-time XI: England

Pietersen makes all-time England XI

Aug 27, 2009: One contemporary star lines up alongside greats including Hobbs, Hutton, Barnes and Larwood in England's side

ESPNcricinfo staff

They also played cricket

Jan 17, 2008: Cricinfo looks at 11 other cricketers - notable and not-so-notable - who have tried their luck in front of the cameras

Andrew Miller

The alternative Ashes

Sep 16, 2007: A review of the The Final Test on DVD

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Gene genie

Jul 18, 2007: Stuart Broad's selection for England puts him among a select group whose fathers have also played for England. Here are XI others

Martin Williamson

Cricketing knights

Jun 16, 2007: Cricketers who have received knighthoods

Martin Williamson

Batsmen singlehandedly outscoring the opposition in a Test

Hayden 119, Pakistan 59 and 53 all out

May 8, 2007: In 1830 Tests to date, a batsman has outscored the opposition in both innings together only on eight occasions

Travis Basevi and George Binoy

Cricinfo XI

Against all odds

Jun 13, 2006: Martin Williamson looks at the players who have overcome physical obstacles to play the game

Martin Williamson

The decisions which have caused a stir

Ten controversial dismissals

Nov 21, 2005: Following the controversial dismissal of Inzamam-ul-Haq today, Will Luke and Martin Williamson look at ten decisions which have irked and provoked players and public alike

Will Luke and Martin Williamson

Pakistan v England Timeline

A tumultuous past

Nov 11, 2005: Encounters between Pakistan and England have rarely lacked for drama, controversy and incident. Cricinfo charts a troubled 51-year relationship, leaving out only two series - those in 1971 and 1996 - that went off without any trouble

Osman Samiuddin

England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 1953

When the 19-year wait finally ended

Sep 12, 2005: A match report from the 5th Test at The Oval in 1953, when England regained the Ashes after 19 years

The best Ashes batting

Sticky dogs and captains' rearguards

Aug 19, 2005: Andrew Miller picks out ten of the finest batting feats in Anglo-Australian history

Andrew Miller

March 2005

The XI worst debuts

Mar 15, 2005: Edward Craig reveals the players who weren't so quick off the blocks


'It was just one of those days'

Feb 26, 2005: In the Test Trial of 1950 Jim Laker, who had been rejected by Yorkshire, returned to his home of Bradford and took the remarkable figures of 8 for 2

Martin Williamson

October 2004

Hutton leads England's greatest post-war XI

Sep 13, 2004: England's Greatest Post-War XI is named with the publication of the October issue of The Wisden Cricketer magazine

The progression of the record

The highest score in Test cricket

Apr 12, 2004: How the record for the highest score in Test cricket has changed hands over the years

Steven Lynch

July 1978

The day the record went

Apr 1, 2004: Reg Hayter has a few words with Sir Len Hutton and Denis Compton

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