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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


Lord's under attack

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

Martin Williamson


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Harrogate's self-repairing pitch

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

Martin Williamson


Sobers's Rhodesian misjudgment

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

Martin Williamson


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


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


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


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


India's Christmas cracker

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

Martin Williamson


The Wykehamist who stood alone

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

Martin Williamson


A Canterbury tale

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

Martin Williamson


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
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The outfield is a zoo

Clickbait: When animals make an appearance on the cricket ground

Azhar needs to step up and take charge

Ahmer Naqvi: Pakistan's batting and bowling tactics have been a bit of a mishmash; the captain needs to make sure the whole exceeds the sum of the parts

    'A bowler should be like a managing director of a company'

Chaminda Vaas remembers the 1996 World Cup, bending his back for wickets, and getting chewed out by Ranatunga

    In quest of a durable cricket ball

Scott Oliver: As the Dukes cherry gains popularity for its hardiness, its makers look to spread to markets outside England

My TE and my Venkat long ago

Life is endlessly touched by the game when you're the child of a cricket-crazy parent. By Niharika Mallimadugula

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India's pace puzzle: Aaron or Umesh?

With India playing most of their Test cricket at home over the next 18 months, they will have to choose between their two quickest bowlers most of the time. A tricky choice, given Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav's hit or miss tendencies

Ross Taylor treats himself

How Ross Taylor reconciled with New Zealand cricket and made the highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia

Buttler plunders England record books

Stats highlights from Dubai where Jos Buttler broke his own record for England's fastest ODI hundred

A six-ton Test, and Imran's prolific 30s

Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test

The forensic artistry of Kane Williamson

His game appears to lack emotion but it is not cold. Like Kallis, but more adaptable and with greater flair

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