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Disappearing acts

Sep 5, 2006: Steve Pittard on cricketers who went missing in action

Steve Pittard

'The roots must be strong'

Drakes calls for better facilities

Jan 3, 2006: Vasbert Drakes has called for better facilities throughout the region and for the players to develop their game

ESPNcricinfo staff

One-off appearance only

Drakes to play for Scotland

Sep 13, 2005: West Indian fast bowler Vasbert Drakes is to join the Scotland side for one match only

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The Friday Column

Capitalising on chances, and Vaas the minnow-basher

Apr 30, 2004: Perhaps numbers never do reveal the full story, but they tell a large part of it

S Rajesh

South Africa v West Indies, 2nd Test, Durban, 4th day

Sarwan and Chanderpaul salvage pride

Dec 29, 2003: South Africa duly wrapped up the second Test at Durban by an innings and 65 runs, and so took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-Test series

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South Africa v West Indies, 2nd Test, Durban, 3rd day

Kallis and Kirsten make Windies toil

Dec 28, 2003: Jacques Kallis and Gary Kirsten rattled along to the highest fourth-wicket partnership in South Africa's Test history, as West Indies were torn limb from limb on the third day at Durban

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South Africa v West Indies, 2nd Test, Durban, 2nd day

Gibbs leads the charge

Dec 27, 2003: After having his nose rearranged in the first Test at Johannesburg, Herschelle Gibbs exacted the best possible revenge on the West Indian fast bowlers, by careering to his 11th Test century on the second day at Durban

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South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Johannesburg

Gibbs has operation on his nose

Dec 17, 2003: South African opener Herschelle Gibbs has had an operation to reset a double fracture in his nose

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West Indies in South Africa, 2003-04

Knee injury forces Samuels out of South African series

Dec 7, 2003: Marlon Samuels has been forced to pull out of West Indies' tour of South Africa after a recurrence of an injury to his right knee

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Zimbabwe A v West Indians, Harare, 2nd day

Taylor and Drakes dominate as Zimbabwe A struggle

Nov 1, 2003: The West Indians dominated the second day of their match against Zimbabwe A,finishing the day with a lead of 408 with five second-innings wickets still in hand

John Ward in Harare

Atherton takes control

Aug 5, 2003: 1993 On his first day as England captain, Mike Atherton top-scored with 72 at Edgbaston,­ but it was soon the same old story as Australia went on to win the Test and the series

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Drakes signs for Leicestershire

Jul 29, 2003: Leicestershire have been given permission by the West Indies Cricket Board to sign West Indies allrounder Vasbert Drakes as a replacement for Virender Sehwag who quit the county last week

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Drakes lined up as Sehwag's replacement

Jul 27, 2003: Vasbert Drakes, West Indies' fast-bowling allrounder, looks set to become Virender Sehwag's replacement at Leicestershire, according to the coach Phil Whitticase

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Drakes pledges future to West Indies

Jul 24, 2003: Vasbert Drakes has decided to pledge his future to playing for West Indies, leaving his career with South African provincial side Border in doubt

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Banks and Drakes seal historic three-wicket victory

May 13, 2003: Omari Banks and Vasbert Drakes propelled West Indies to a nerve-wracking three-wicket victory on the final morning in Antigua, as Australia's quest for an unprecedented clean sweep in the Caribbean came unstuck in the most thrilling fashion possible

Andrew Miller

Drakes is Edgbaston-bound for 2001

Dec 21, 2000: Warwickshire have signed the West Indian Vasbert Drakes as their overseas player next season

Staff & Agencies

Hayward named among Cricketers of the Year

Oct 4, 2000: If not quite a surprise choice, Nantie Hayward is the least predictable of the five South African Cricketers of the Year, announced at a banquet to launch the 2000 edition of the Mutual and Federal South African Cricket Annual in Johannesburg on

Peter Robinson
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