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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

The Wisden Cricketer - February

No admission - England NOT in India, 1988-89

England had suffered a disastrous summer in 1988, losing 5-0 to West Indies and going through four captains. A tour to India beckoned and the selectors named a youthful squad under the captaincy of Graham Gooch

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First-class umpires announced for 2006

The ECB have announced that the umpires Rob Bailey, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough and Neil Bainton have all been appointed to the full list of first class umpires

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53 all out

1986 An astonishing West Indian collapse left Pakistan on the brink of victory in the first Test at Faisalabad

Michael Henderson

The Wisden Cricketer - October 2003

For every Gaffer ...

A job well done: Alec Stewart ponders retirement at the end of the fifth Test against South Africa © Getty Images When Alec Stewart finally left the international stage at The Oval, to the acclaim of a crowd who let it know they thought