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1948

The Indian world record thwarted by a sulk

Nov 11, 2006: Martin Williamson looks back at BB Nimbalkar's innings of 443 not out ... and a record that would have been but for a princely sulk

Martin Williamson

1984

The crying game

Nov 4, 2006: Kim Hughes's tearful resignation at The Gabba in November 1984 is still talked about ... but what led to that moment

Martin Williamson

2000

An offer too good to be true

Oct 28, 2006: At Centurion in January 2000 Hansie Cronje offered Nasser Hussain a target so generous that he 'couldn't believe it'. Only now do we know why ...

Martin Williamson

1931

Percy's assault on the rule book

Oct 21, 2006: Percy Fender ... a tactical genius but one who in 1931 stretched the Laws to the limit

Martin Williamson

2001

A most public humiliation

Oct 14, 2006: Martin Williamson on how what should have been the biggest day in Scott Boswell's life became a living nightmare

Martin Williamson

1902

Eady's three-week record innings

Oct 6, 2006: Martin Williamson on the second highest individual innings of all time ...and one which took almost a month to complete

Martin Williamson

1920

Hell hath no fury ...

Sep 30, 2006: Martin Williamson on a promising career cut short by the gun of a jilted lover

Martin Williamson

October 2006

Breathtaking Bore

Sep 23, 2006: The 1984 Championship was not decided until the second last ball of the last over of the last game. Simon Lister interviews the key players

Interviews by Simon Lister

1990

As old as the hills

Sep 16, 2006: The thorny subject of ball tampering has stalked the game for many years, but it is only in the last couple of decades that it has become something a wider audience has been aware of. Arguably, it has been going on since cricket's earliest days, but invas

Martin Williamson

1970

The uncapped one-Test wonder

Sep 9, 2006: Test cricket is littered with players who have made one appearance for their country and then disappeared as quickly as they came. At the time of writing there are 377 one-Test wonders. But not included in those figures is one man who turned out for wh

Martin Williamson

1980

Lighting up Stamford Bridge

Sep 2, 2006: When cricket, coloured kits and white balls first came to England ... at one of the country's leading football grounds

Martin Williamson

1983

Zaheer's Bangalore walk-off

Aug 26, 2006: Martin Williamson looks back to when Zaheer Abbas nearly forfeited a Test match after leading his side off the field

Martin Williamson

1948

The Tiger's triumph

Aug 19, 2006: Salil Benegal looks back at Bill O'Reilly's career

Salil Benegal

1947

When a Maharaja cooled his heels

Aug 5, 2006: Sriram Veera looks back at a partnership record that stood for nearly 60 years

Sriram Veera

1976

The fiery summer

Jul 22, 2006: The English summer of 1976 has gone down in folklore as one where water shortages and scorching temperatures left the country parched ... and it had some serious implications for cricket as well

Martin Williamson

1984

How to win friends ...

Jul 15, 2006: To many, life doesn't get much better than being paid to play cricket inthe idyllic surroundings of the Caribbean. But cricket tours can begruelling affairs, and those in the West Indies mean almost non-stop travelling between islands. And when there are

Martin Williamson

1945

Compton, Ranji and the missing rupees

Jul 8, 2006: Martin Williamson on the time Denis Compton was promised Rs 50 a run in the final of the Ranji Trophy ... and went on to score 249. But when it came to payment ...

Martin Williamson

1873

The world's first knockout cup

Jul 2, 2006: Martin Williamson on the world's first serious attempt to stage a first-class knockout cup ... as long ago as 1873

Martin Williamson

1950

Those two little pals of mine ...

Jun 24, 2006: On June 29, 1950, West Indies completed an emphatic 326-run victory over England at Lord's. It was defining moment, not only in West Indies cricket, but in the history of the Caribbean ... and it sparked the release of a famous calypso

Martin Williamson

1919

What's in a name?

Jun 17, 2006: When S Trimnell scored 92 and 58 for Somerset against Gloucestershire, people wanted to know who he was. It turned out to be a pseudonym for a more well-known batsman making pulling a sickie from work

Martin Williamson
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