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England in India flashback: 1984-85

'We shocked India by being resilient'

When England arrived in India for their 1984-85 tour, things got unpleasant on and off the field. But they stuck it out and turned their fortunes around, thanks in large part to Tim Robinson

Cricinfo staff

County News

Umpire Steve Garratt appointed by ECB

Steve Garratt, the Nottingham umpire, has been appointed to the full list of first-class officials for next year, replacing Roy Palmer who retired at the end of the season

Interviews by Nick Hoult

August 2005

England's last hurrah

Australia were trying to regroup round Allan Border. David Gower hit rich form. And then there were Tim Robinson and Richard Ellison. After a fluctuating summer the Ashes were well urned

Wisden CricInfo staff

A colossus with bad knees

1936 Birth of surely the greatest allrounder in cricket history

Wisden Cricinfo staff

The mighty metronome

1918 The quintessential English seamer is born

Tanya Aldred

Wisden Cricket Monthly - January 2001

Summer of Love

Tanya Aldred recalls the summer of 1985, when she fell in love with cricket

CRICKETER OF THE YEAR - 1986

Tim Robinson

For years English cricket followers watched jealously as other countries produced batsmen from nowhere, fully cooked and ready to play major Test innings, while England players had to marinate for years before they could match them