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Members of the England team in a pool

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Seven in the shallows

England players relax in their hotel's pool before the timeless Jamaica Test in 1930, which lasted nine days before being drawn by agreement


The cruellest hoax

Cricketers are renowned for practical jokes and winding up colleagues, but in August 1933 Essex's Peter Smith was the victim of something that bordered on cruel

Bob Wyatt

Bodyline remembered

It was 70 years ago this year that the traditional cricketing rivalry between England and Australia took on a more sinister dimension