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India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 4th day

Composed Hameed signals England's long search may be over

Nov 12, 2016: Haseeb Hameed's impressive Test debut has fired England's optimism that this time they have found an opener to be reckoned with

George Dobell in Rajkot

The summer of a man's life

Oct 3, 2015: The summer of 1947 was the zenith for the County Championship, and of Denis Compton and Bill Edrich

Martin Williamson

Bruised but not shaken

Sep 2, 2013: Famous incidents when batsmen were hit by bouncers

Steven Lynch

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

Locked-up Compton needs to find his past

May 16, 2013: Tense and afraid failure will cost him his England place, Nick Compton must rediscover his inner-Denis

Mark Nicholas


Cricket's most exclusive club

May 5, 2012: As Nick Compton closes in on becoming only the ninth batsman to score 1000 runs before the end of May, we look back to when two did it within four days of each other

Martin Williamson

'I don't care what I look like, I want to give the bowlers nothing'

Apr 30, 2012: Somerset's Nick Compton is an an old-school scrapper whose timeless virtues are paying dividends

Interview by George Dobell


The speedboat and the toes

Dec 3, 2011: Touring the Caribbean is a far from easy affair for cricketers, but Fred Titmus returned home more mangled than most

Martin Williamson

The Wisden Cricketer - May 2008

From Grace to Hick

Aug 2, 2008: How the other 24 beat Mark Ramprakash to the landmark

Patrick Kidd

The call of the long haul

Apr 23, 2008: England's top six could do worse than get their heads down and churn out the hard yards rather than dream of IPL cash

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Cricinfo XI

Different era, same brilliance

Sep 12, 2007: Which players from the past would have done well at Twenty20? We put our thinking caps on.

Martin Williamson and Siddarth Ravindran

Cricinfo XI

Signing off with a whimper

Apr 26, 2007: Brian Lara's final innings ended in anticlimax, but he is not alone in not bowing out in fairytale fashion. Here are 11 other players who have departed with a whimper rather than a bang

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Filling their boots

Nov 30, 2006: Cricinfo takes a look back at other batsmen who have made bowling attacks shudder as they enjoyed memorable years

Martin Williamson and Andrew McGlashan


Compton, Ranji and the missing rupees

Jul 8, 2006: Martin Williamson on the time Denis Compton was promised Rs 50 a run in the final of the Ranji Trophy ... and went on to score 249. But when it came to payment ...

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Call the medics

Jun 27, 2006: Injuries are all the vogue for England's cricketers at present. If it's not Michael Vaughan's knee, it's Ashley Giles's hip or even Ed Joyce's ankle. Here, Cricinfo charts a selection of players whose medical bulletins have been known to overtake the onfi

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

Denis Compton by Tim Heald

Losing sight of a childhood dream

Jun 14, 2006: Simon Lister reviews Denis Compton by Tim Heald

Simon Lister

Cricinfo XI

Against all odds

Jun 13, 2006: Martin Williamson looks at the players who have overcome physical obstacles to play the game

Martin Williamson


Let there be light

Mar 11, 2006: Martin Williamson looks back on the world's first floodlit match ... and it took place more than 50 years ago at Arsenal

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Eleven hot streaks

Jan 24, 2006: Eleven batsmen who scaled the heights

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 1953

Cricket as a situations game

Sep 12, 2005: Trevor Bailey recalls the day that England won the Ashes in 1953

England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 1953

When the 19-year wait finally ended

Sep 12, 2005: A match report from the 5th Test at The Oval in 1953, when England regained the Ashes after 19 years

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