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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

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Facing Holding with a little thin towel

Sep 19, 2015: Brian Close and John Edrich won plenty of admirers - and took as many hits - on a brutal evening in Manchester in 1976

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When Sunny made 438 look gettable

Sep 5, 2015: Had India pulled off a remarkable victory at The Oval in 1979, Sunil Gavaskar's 221 would be up there as the greatest Test innings

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The Oval grind of 1938

Aug 22, 2015: Playing a Test to the finish, however long that might take, seemed a good idea once upon a time. But a 900-plus total showed why that wasn't the case

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Beefy's 28-ball Ashes broadside

Aug 8, 2015: Ian Botham had had a quiet match at Edgbaston in 1981, until he was summoned into the attack for one last burst at the Australians

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The fungus that floored the Aussies

Jul 25, 2015: Australia's 1972 tourists were fuming after the pitch at Leeds was left bare, slow and perfectly suited to the bowling of England's Derek Underwood

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When Laker skittled the Aussies

Jul 11, 2015: Jim Laker's 19 wickets at Old Trafford in 1956 came close to being overshadowed by a row over the Old Trafford pitch

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The kid who was competition to Bradman

Jun 28, 2015: The player who many thought was a better batsman than the greatest of them all

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The start of something very special

Jun 13, 2015: The 16-year-old WG Grace made an impact in his very first match 150 years ago

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Absent... in prison

May 30, 2015: The England allrounder who missed a summer after being sent down

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Back from the dead

May 16, 2015: The story of Harry Lee, an England batsman who played a Test match after being declared officially dead

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A victory for cricket

May 2, 2015: Within days of World War II ending, England and Australia were meeting at Lord's

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Greenidge's brutal assault

Apr 18, 2015: When Gordon Greenidge smashed a last-day double-hundred to win a Lord's Test

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The earring that upset the MCC

Apr 4, 2015: When the selection of Derek Pringle ruffled feathers

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Man overboard

Mar 21, 2015: When Andrew Flintoff ended up in the ocean after a late-night drinking session

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A word in your ear

Mar 7, 2015: When Bob Woolmer and Hansie Cronje fell foul of the ICC in their attempt to use technology to help their communication

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Shane Warne's World Cup shame

Feb 14, 2015: In 2003, taking a tablet given to him by his mother to get rid of a double chin cost him a year of his career

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The birth of the World Cup

Jan 31, 2015: The low-key launch of the tournament in 1975

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The start of saturation cricket

Jan 17, 2015: Australia's international tri-series came out of financial necessity and the need to appease a broadcaster

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The return of Bob Simpson

Dec 20, 2014: When the 41-year-old former captain came out of retirement to lead Australia against India

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'I've taught Richards and Botham a thing or two'

The Cricket Monthly: Author Jeffrey Archer on his cricketer pals, the best Test he has watched, and more
TCM October issue

    Immy, Sunny and I

Ramiz Raja remembers the time his captain reprimanded him because of the excellence of a member of the opposition

When Lara tamed Murali

Colin Benjamin: West Indies in Sri Lanka 2001 will be remembered for Brian Lara's masterclass against one of the deadliest spinners in the world

The fastest bowler? It depends

Jon Hotten: It varies from spell to spell, and it also has to do with the perception of the men facing

From Woolloongabba to Worcester

Liam Cromar: There's more to domestic cricket than just functioning as a supply line for international cricket - love, for one

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We need Pakistan as much as it needs us

The country produces captivating cricketers, and the global game cannot afford to rest until Pakistan is fully restored to the fold

Rohit touches 40, de Villiers crosses 1000

Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and South Africa in Kanpur

'Show some respect to your players'

The cricket world reacts to the incidents of bottle-throwing during the second India-South Africa T20 in Cuttack that caused two interruptions in play

Sehwag's debut in controversial game

After making his maiden Ranji Trophy appearance for Haryana, Virender Sehwag spent a day at the Sehwag International School. While offering tips to youngsters, he recalled some memories of his first Ranji match

Who was the fastest bowler of the 20th century?

Our readers give their opinions on cricket's greatest speed-merchants, the future of West Indies cricket, the protective-gear paradox, and get nostalgic about Hyderabad

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