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Two taking 20

Sep 19, 2017: How many times has that happened in Tests?

Steven Lynch


When Laker skittled the Aussies

Jul 11, 2015: Jim Laker's 19 wickets at Old Trafford in 1956 came close to being overshadowed by a row over the Old Trafford pitch

Martin Williamson

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford

Australia in danger of creating history

Jul 30, 2013: At an iconic venue that has seen some remarkable feats, Australia could rewrite the record books this week but not how they would have liked

Brydon Coverdale

The ghosts of 1956

Jul 30, 2013: Australia have been tentative against Swann's offspin. At Old Trafford, where history's greatest spin performance was delivered, they must watch out for him

Ashley Mallett

India v England, 2nd Test, Mumbai, 4th day

Hymn to England's spin twins

Nov 26, 2012: The performance by Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann in Mumbai was one of the greatest slow-bowling double acts in England's history

David Hopps

India v England, 2nd Test, Mumbai, 4th day

India's middle-order meltdown

Nov 26, 2012: Stats highlights from an incredible England victory, their second in successive Tests at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai

S Rajesh

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

Cricinfo XI

Ten out of ten

Jul 26, 2007: Last Sunday Durham's Otis Gibson took all ten wickets in Hampshire's first innings, the 79th instance in first-class cricket. Here are some of the others

Martin Williamson

19-90: Jim Laker by Brian Scovell

The spinner's lot - immortal for a day

Aug 31, 2006: Jonathan Rice reviews 19-90: Jim Laker by Brian Scovell

Jonathan Rice

1956: Laker's 19 for 90

Climbing Everest in a short-sleeved sweater

Jul 28, 2006: It is 50 years since Jim Laker took all but one Australian wicket at Old Trafford. Stephen Chalke recalls the greatest of all bowling performances

Laker's 19 and other solo spells

Jul 25, 2006: The great one-man bowling shows

Travis Basevi and George Binoy

Ask Steven

Laker's missing wicket, most 90s, and most 150s

Jul 17, 2006: The regular Monday column in which Steven Lynch answers your questions about (almost) any aspect of cricket

Steven Lynch


Jim Laker's other ten-for

Aug 20, 2005: We look back to 1956 and Jim Laker's ten wickets against Australia - but not the one at Old Trafford, but the one for Surrey at The Oval three months earlier

Martin Williamson

The best Ashes bowling

Scattered stumps and hexed batsmen

Jul 29, 2005: Andrew Miller picks out the finest bowling in Anglo-Australian history

Andrew Miller


'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

The Friday Column

Harbhajan's hurrah, and a duck for Dravid

Oct 15, 2004: Australia's weakness against off spinners and Dravid's bizarre run of scores

S Rajesh

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 Wisden Cricketer - October 2003

The way it was: 1950

Sep 24, 2003: Michael Barton had never led a side until Surrey asked him to in 1948

Stephen Chalke

Laker's match

Jul 31, 2003: 1956 History was made at Old Trafford when Jim Laker took his 19th wicket in the fourth Test against Australia, including all ten wickets in the second innings

Wisden CricInfo staff

A true competitor

Jul 27, 2003: 1955 That great competitor Allan Border was born

Wisden CricInfo staff
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