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1974

Shell-shocked and bloodied

Oct 11, 2014: England arrived in Australia full of hope... and left routed, battered and bewildered

Martin Williamson

1974

Boycott floored by an Indian trundler

Jul 26, 2014: When Eknath Solkar got under the skin of Geoff Boycott, leading to a three-year self-imposed exile from Test cricket

Martin Williamson

Wisden Obituary

Mike Denness

Apr 9, 2014: The first Scottish-born captain of England was an elegant batsman and a magnificent fielder

My Scottish chum

Apr 20, 2013: Team-mate, rival and friend, Mike Denness was a gentleman cricketer, a man with a happy disposition and a caring soul

Ashley Mallett

Mike Denness 1940-2013

Gracious captain; Kent legend

Apr 20, 2013: With a strong work ethic and a moral compass that many a modern-day player would do well to follow, Mike Denness helped build and maintain the glory days of Kent cricket

Mark Pennell

Mike Denness 1940-2013

'Classy batsman, lovely chap'

Apr 19, 2013: Figures from around the cricket world offered their tributes to Mike Denness, the former England captain, who died on Friday at the age of 72 after a battle with cancer.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mike Denness 1940-2013

Former England captain Denness dies

Apr 19, 2013: Mike Denness, the former Kent and England captain, has died at the age of 72

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Ramprakash and Croft given MBEs

Dec 29, 2012: Mark Ramprakash, Robert Croft and the former England captain Mike Denness have been recognised in the New Year Honours list

ESPNcricinfo staff

Scotland news

Scottish cricket launches Hall of Fame

Nov 29, 2011: Cricket Scotland began a celebration of their history by launching the Scottish Cricket hall of fame in Edinburgh

ESPNcricinfo staff

1974

India's all-time low

Jul 16, 2011: At Lord's in 1974, India were bowled out in a little over an hour for 42, in a series which started full of promise but soon fell apart

Martin Williamson

The birth of one-day cricket

A competition at the cutting edge

Feb 8, 2011: The English domestic scene, and following it the international cricketing scene, changed dramatically with the birth of limited-overs cricket

Ivo Tennant

2001

The Denness affair

Jan 15, 2011: When a match referee started a row that briefly threatened to rip world cricket apart on racial lines

Martin Williamson

1975

The captain who dropped himself

Dec 12, 2009: We look back to when Mike Denness, England's captain on a particularly unsuccessful Ashes tour, dropped himself

Martin Williamson

1976

Luck and a helicopter

Sep 26, 2009: The 1976 John Player League went down to the wire... and left the BBC relying on guesswork to avoid backing a losing horse

Martin Williamson

Scotland v England, Edinburgh

Hamilton the key to beating England - Denness

Aug 14, 2008: Mike Denness, the former Scotland-born England captain, has pinpointed Gavin Hamilton as the crucial player ahead of Scotland's eagerly anticipated clash against England at Edinburgh on Monday

ESPNcricinfo staff

India's tour from hell

Jul 21, 2007: India's wretched series against England in 1974, a Test whitewash, internal rows, a slighted high commissioner, and an opener in court

Martin Williamson

1974

Once more into the breach

Dec 9, 2006: The story of when 41-year-old Colin Cowdrey was summoned from his armchair, flown round the world, and thrown in at the deep end against the fastest bowlers in the world

Martin Williamson

Ask Steven

Made in Ireland - and England's overseas World Cup six

Sep 10, 2006: The return of the regular Monday column in which Steven Lynch answers your questions about (almost) any aspect of cricket

Steven Lynch

November 2005

The empire strikes back

Nov 2005: It looked like the summer of 1970 would be without international cricket, so a five-Test series between England and a Rest of the World side was hastily put together. Simon Lister interviews the key players

WCM archive June 2000
England v Rest of the World 1970

The greatest?

Oct 13, 2005: Steven Lynch talks to some of the veterans of the 1970 Rest of the World series ... one that you won't find in the record books

Steven Lynch
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