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Tampering allegations 'unacceptable' - Bopara

Jun 28, 2013: Ravi Bopara has described Bob Willis's accusation of ball-tampering by England during the Champions Trophy as "annoying, sad and depressing"

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Champions Trophy 2013

Lots of rumour, but no hard evidence

Jun 15, 2013: The words of a former England captain turned commentator have sparked a controversy around the Champions Trophy hosts but, as yet, there is no hard evidence

David Hopps

Champions Trophy 2013

Giles denies tampering claims

Jun 15, 2013: Ashley Giles, the England one-day coach, has vehemently denied accusations made by Bob Willis that England have been tampering with the ball during the Champions Trophy

David Hopps


The end of the innocence

May 18, 2013: The felling of a tailender by Bob Willis triggered the acceptance that helmets were needed in the game

Martin Williamson

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dubai, 1st day

England unconcerned by Ajmal's action - Prior

Jan 17, 2012: While there were murmurs from former players and members of the media questioning the legality of Saeed Ajmal's action, Matt Prior said the England players were not talking about it

George Dobell in Dubai

Bob Willis

Watching the fat lady sing

Oct 1, 2009: Led Zeppelin who? It was Wagner that rocked Bob Willis' world

Interview by Emma John

No. 15

AB and Thommo fall short

Mar 29, 2009: They took it down to the wire; then the final, fatal stumble

Mike Coward

Fletcher's time is up, says Botham

Willis calls for Vaughan to be axed

Apr 18, 2007: Bob Willis has demanded Michael Vaughan be axed as captain following the team's World Cup exit

'Character is missing' - Hussain

Former captains slam England

Jan 6, 2007: The England players were pampered and lacked character during their 5-0 Ashes defeat and were beaten by a far more down-to-earth Australia side, according to several former England captains

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The Ashes 2006-07

Willis attacks England's methods

Dec 12, 2006: The former England paceman Bob Willis has launched a stinging attack on the way England's quick bowlers are being prepared for the international game

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Tom Graveney's Test analysis

'Mike Brearley did his job magnificently'

Jul 19, 2006: Tom Graveney remembers the Headingley Test of 1981

Tom Graveney

Sri Lanka in England, 2006

More than 100,000 tune in to Sky

May 12, 2006: Sky may have shown a huge commitment to covering the Tests, but you can't argue with viewing figures

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka in England, 2006

Sky fives all round

May 11, 2006: It's the first day of life as we must now know it on the airwaves

Media watch by Jenny Thompson

October 2005

Taken to the wire

Sep 22, 2005: Jeff Thomson, Geoff Miller, Bob Willis and Geoff Lawson recall the Boxing Day Test of 1983, in which England won by three runs

Interviews by Nick Hoult


The hero who almost didn't play

Sep 3, 2005: Bob Willis, one of the heroes of Headingley 1981, wasn't even in the original squad picked for the Test

Martin Williamson

The Wisden Cricketer Readers' Poll - Feedback

Turn the volume down

Aug 19, 2005: More feedback on the results of the Wisden Cricketer poll which asked you to name your commentary dream team

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The Wisden Cricketer Readers' Poll

'Death seems a better option than listening to those zombies'

Aug 18, 2005: We published the results of the Wisden Cricketer poll which asked you to name your commentary dream team

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The Wisden Cricketer Readers' Poll

Benaud: 'Simply the voice of cricket'

Aug 17, 2005: A selection of readers' comments on the great commentary debate

The Wisden Cricketer / Cricinfo Readers' Poll

The Bradman of the microphone

Aug 17, 2005: Richie Benaud has been voted the nation's favourite cricket commentator in a poll of nearly 12,000 fans, conducted by The Wisden Cricketer and Cricinfo

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Top Ten ...

Tight Ashes Tests

Aug 10, 2005: A look back to ten of the closest finishes between cricket's oldest rivals, England and Australia

Will Luke
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