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1919

Two-day disaster

Mar 18, 2006: Of all the daft innovations thrown at the County Championship, the decision to limit matches to two days in 1919 ranks as one of the worst

Martin Williamson

1952

Let there be light

Mar 11, 2006: Martin Williamson looks back on the world's first floodlit match ... and it took place more than 50 years ago at Arsenal

Martin Williamson

1882

Percival's throw

Mar 4, 2006: Martin Williamson looks back on the setting of one of cricket's most enduring records, that of throwing the cricket ball, way back in 1882

Martin Williamson

1980

Shoulder barges and flying stumps

Feb 18, 2006: Martin Williamson looks back to New Zealand v West Indies in 1979-80, one of the most acrimonious series of all time

Martin Williamson

1904

Harrogate's self-repairing pitch

Feb 11, 2006: Martin Williamson on some odd goings on at Harrogate

Martin Williamson

1970

Sobers's Rhodesian misjudgment

Feb 4, 2006: Martin Williamson on Garry Sobers's big mistake when he played cricket in Rhodesia

Martin Williamson

1899

WG Grace gets the hump

Jan 28, 2006: Martin Williamson on WG Grace's bitter row with Gloucestershire and his move to form London County CC

Martin Williamson

1927

Indebted to James Seymour

Jan 21, 2006: Martin Williamson on the debt owed by England's cricketers to James Seymour, who played more than 500 times for Kent between 1900 and 1926, and was part of their great pre-war side

Martin Williamson

1991

When Gower's tour took off

Jan 14, 2006: Martin Williamson looks back at the infamous Tiger Moth fly-by which landed David Gower and John Morris in hot water

Martin Williamson

1948

The ultimate one-Test wonder

Dec 31, 2005: Martin Williamson looks back at Andy Ganteaume, who made a hundred on his Test debut ... and never played again

Martin Williamson

1997

India's Christmas cracker

Dec 24, 2005: Martin Williamson looks back at a three-over farce on Christmas Day at Indore

Martin Williamson

1921

The Wykehamist who stood alone

Dec 17, 2005: Martin Williamson looks back the highest score by a schoolboy in England

Martin Williamson

1906

A Canterbury tale

Dec 9, 2005: Martin Williamson traces the history of one of the games most enduring pieces of art

Martin Williamson

1969

A sad end to an elegant career

Dec 3, 2005: "The good years started as the result of a brawl. They ended with another fight"

Martin Williamson

1987

Fury in Faisalabad

Nov 26, 2005: Martin Williamson looks back at what was probably the most acrimonious Test of all time

Martin Williamson

1973

A farewell to a cricket ground

Nov 19, 2005: Bramall Lane, Sheffield, for over a century the heart of Yorkshire cricket, stages its last county match this month

1974

A wholly inadequate cover-up

Nov 12, 2005: When the covering at Lord's left Pakistan fuming

Martin Williamson

1956

The umpire and bucket controversy

Nov 5, 2005: When a prank which saw a Pakistani umpire drenched with a bucket of water had far more serious consequences

Martin Williamson

1978

When Packer stalked Pakistan

Oct 29, 2005: Ask anyone about controversial England tours to Pakistan, and 1987-88 or 1968-69 are the most likely to spring to mind. But sandwiched in between those two was a series which was, in its own way, almost as miserable as the others

Martin Williamson

1972

The sublime Sobers

Oct 8, 2005: We look back to when Garry Sobers played what Don Bradman called 'the best innings I have ever seen in Australia'

Martin Williamson
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