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1978

The umpire who called time

Jun 3, 2006: Umpires are always under the spotlight and sometimes the pressure gets to them. In the case of Tom Brooks, it happened during an Ashes Test

Martin Williamson

1980

When Sylvester Clarke bricked it

May 13, 2006: Cricket has, regrettably, many incidents of players being pelted with objects by bored or malicious spectators, but examples of the players retaliating in kind are mercifully rare

Martin Williamson

1944

Lord's under attack

May 6, 2006: Martin Williamson looks back at how Lord's survived the Second World War

Martin Williamson

1933

When Test cricket came to India

Apr 29, 2006: Jenny Thompson looks back to India's first Test against England at the Bombay Gmykhana in 1933

Jenny Thompson

1997

Inzamam and the Canadian aloo

Apr 22, 2006: Martin Williamson looks back to when Inzamam-ul-Haq decided to take the law into his own hands and set about an abusive spectator

Martin Williamson

1879

A familar tale of riots and betting

Apr 8, 2006: At Sydney in February 1879, pitch invasions, assaults and stories of behind-the-scenes gambling led to the cancallation of what would have been cricket's fourth Test

Martin Williamson

1986

Dropping the pilot ... from a great height

Apr 8, 2006: At the start of the 1986 season David Gower was captain of England, but he was hanging on by his fingernails

Martin Williamson

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
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