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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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    The Asian challenge

Numbers Game: Ian Bell's form could be a key factor for England if they are to reverse the results of 2012 in the UAE

    Majid's plan for Pakistan

Osman Samiuddin: The former Pakistan batsman has a proposal to decentralise domestic cricket in the country

    We need Pakistan as much as it needs us

Mark Nicholas: The global game cannot afford to rest until Pakistan is fully restored to the fold

    Yasir threat looms for England

The Pakistani legspinner is expected to bamboozle batsmen just like Ajmal and Rehman did three years ago in the UAE. By Andrew McGlashan

My first five-for

Jonathan Wilson gets his career-best late in his playing days

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'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

What you need to know about the Cairns perjury trial

Background to the Chris Cairns perjury case and what to expect over the coming weeks

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

Steyn v Anderson in Asia

Who is the better bowler in challenging conditions?

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

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