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The loneliness of the long-distance cricketer

Feb 24, 2008: Do cricketers face greater stress and pressure than other sportsmen? Nearly two decades ago, David Frith produced a masterpiece on the subject

Suresh Menon


Jim Laker's other ten-for

Aug 20, 2005: We look back to 1956 and Jim Laker's ten wickets against Australia - but not the one at Old Trafford, but the one for Surrey at The Oval three months earlier

Martin Williamson


Jim Burke

1980: BURKE, JAMES WALLACE, the Australian opening batsman for nearly a decade during the 1950s, died by his own hand in Sydney on February 2, aged 48


Jim Burke

1957: To a golf club's reluctant rejection of a boy player on the ground that he was too young, Australia directly owed the presence of James Wallace Burke as opening batsman and heaviest scorer on the 1956 tour of Britain

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