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Left-arm's the charm

Nov 17, 2016: If you're an England selector looking to pick a spinner to take to India, history shows you're probably better off with a leftie

Crispin Andrews

'The wrist is a forgotten area of spin bowling'

Nov 3, 2016: Former England offspinner Pat Pocock recalls his career: escaping rioters in Guyana, being mentored by Jim Laker, and captaining Sylvester Clarke

Interview by Scott Oliver

1972

The fungus that floored the Aussies

Jul 25, 2015: Australia's 1972 tourists were fuming after the pitch at Leeds was left bare, slow and perfectly suited to the bowling of England's Derek Underwood

Martin Williamson

Botham's record, and Somerset's near-miss

Apr 29, 2014: Also, a ton of IPL matches, youngest Australians in World Cups, longest wait for a first-class hundreds, and the Don's lack of fifties

Steven Lynch

'There is a pace to bowl for every pitch'

Apr 3, 2014: Former England left-arm spinner Derek Underwood on having a supportive captain, sticking to his long-run up, and the modern tendency to over-analyse the game

Interview by Scott Oliver

Derek Underwood

'Ray tries to forget he was my first wicket'

Apr 13, 2013: Deadly Derek looks back on his first five-for and his only century

Interview by Jack Wilson

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

Five-for

May 10, 2012: Modern spinners who could take any batsman on in any conditions and win

Ashley Mallett

1971

India's day of glory

Aug 13, 2011: India came to England in 1971 with a record of no wins and 15 defeats in their 19 Tests... but all that changed at The Oval

Martin Williamson

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

England v Australia, The Oval, 1968

Slippery when wet

Aug 19, 2009: Forty-one years ago rain almost saw an Ashes Test get away from England's grasp

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

Derek Underwood

'We're riding the crest of a cricket revolution'

Oct 1, 2008: There is a significance to Derek Underwood's succession to MCC president that reflects the new niche that the world's oldest cricket club is carving for itself

Andrew Miller

MCC news

Underwood takes over as MCC president

Sep 30, 2008: Derek Underwood, the former England spinner, will begin his one-year tenure as president of MCC on Wednesday, taking over from Mike Brearley

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former spinner to take over from Brearley

Underwood to become MCC president

May 8, 2008: Derek Underwood, the former England spinner, is set to become the next president of MCC and will take over from Mike Brearley on October 1

ESPNcricinfo staff

The week that was...May 15 - May 21

Ganguly, apologies, hair loss and Parmesan Tony

May 21, 2006: Cricinfo's look at the past seven days in the cricket world

Will Luke

Sri Lanka in England 2006

Underwood urges selectors to back Panesar

May 19, 2006: Derek Underwood, the former England left-arm spinner, has urged the selectors to persist with Monty Panesar this summer

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cricinfo XI

Digging their heels in

Apr 25, 2006: Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson recall 11 memorable nightwatchman performances

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

1974

A wholly inadequate cover-up

Nov 12, 2005: When the covering at Lord's left Pakistan fuming

Martin Williamson

County news

Kent name Underwood as 2006 president

Nov 8, 2005: Kent have appointed their former England spinner Derek Underwood as club president for 2006

ESPNcricinfo staff
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