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The stars of Kathiawar

Nov 30, 2013: In all the talk of Bombay's credentials as a historical stronghold of Indian cricket, a region to the north gets overlooked

Ramachandra Guha


When a rusty Jonathan Agnew 'got away with it'

Nov 9, 2013: One of the game's more unusual comebacks involved the long-time BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew

Martin Williamson


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

No. 7

The light of the East

Feb 6, 2010: Ranji opened up the region behind square on the leg side as a legitimate area for making runs

Rahul Bhattacharya


A prince among batsmen

Aug 24, 2009: Over a century ago, the English game was transformed by an Indian who went on to become the most popular cricketer in the Empire

Gideon Haigh

Pushing the laws to the limit

Jun 19, 2008: Incidents that got the lawmakers thinking

Martin Williamson, Andrew Miller and Andrew McGlashan

Welcome back, we weren't expecting you

May 8, 2008: Eleven players who made a return to the fold after their time had appeared to have passed by

Andrew McGlashan and Brydon Coverdale


Ranji and racism

Oct 19, 2007: When KS Ranjitsinhji's selection for England was blocked by the MCC

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Out of Asia

Jul 10, 2007: Eleven cricketers of Asian extraction who have played for England ... with varying degrees of success

Andrew Miller

Ignored men

Causes celebres

Mar 22, 2007: When selectors make mistakes or leave out heroes, the press and public love to make a song and dance about it. Steve Pittard selects his favourite ignored men

Cricinfo XI

Knowing when to call it a day

Jan 11, 2007: We look at XI instances where retirement - or staying retired - would have been the best option

Martin Williamson

Sussex County Cricket Club

The end of the hundred-year wait

Sep 18, 2003: One of the biggest holes in cricket history has just been filled

Wisden Comment by Steven Lynch

The dark prince, darker still

Jul 11, 2003: In July's issue of Wisden Asia Cricket , former Hyderabad offspinner V Ramnarayan reviews the latest biography of Ranji and calls it a well-researched hatchet job

V Ramnarayan

A legend recalled

1896 and all that

Jan 28, 2001: Vasant Raiji salutes the great Ranji, a century after the cricket world discovered his genius


The Wizard of the willow

Oct 29, 1999: In the summer of 1934 the Ranji Trophy, for which the states of India wage a battle royal, was launched by the Maharaja Bhupindra Singh of Patiala

Prof. AS Balakrishnan

Kusoom Vadgama on a mission

Historian seeking tribute to mark Ranji centenary

Jul 3, 1996: Amit Roy on efforts to gain recognition for talented prince of the Golden Age



1897: KUMAR SHRI RANJITSINHJI, the young Indian batsman who has in the course of four seasons risen to the highest point of success and popular favour, was born on the 10th of September, 1872

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