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1881

Nottinghamshire's general strike

Jun 4, 2005: When Nottinghamshire were crippled by a mass walkout

Martin Williamson

1938

The ultimate slogger

May 28, 2005: Big Jim Smith's onslaught at Bristol

Martin Williamson

1878

Midwinter's midsummer madness

May 21, 2005: A tale of a comic kidnapping

Jenny Thompson

1921

Perfection from a man who was anything but

May 14, 2005: Billy Bestwick took a ten-for ... his off-field problems made that all the more remarkable

Martin Williamson

1986

Dazzling draws

May 5, 2005: The story of the not-so-boring drawn series

Jenny Thompson

1998

The gloves are off

Apr 16, 2005: The showdown between Allan Donald and Michael Atherton at Trent Bridge in 1998 was brutal and engrossing

Martin Williamson

1910

Fowler's match

Apr 9, 2005: Cricket's history has its fair share of games linked to one person - Laker's match in 1956, Botham's in 1981

Martin Williamson

1955

Almost perfection

Apr 2, 2005: Bits-and-pieces bowler Charles Palmer produced one of cricket's most remarkable spells - 14-12-7-8 - after coming on to allow a frontline bowler to change ends

Martin Williamson

1973

When the women set the agenda

Mar 26, 2005: A casual after-dinner chat over a spot of sherry between two sporting stalwarts spawned the first World Cup - and it was played by women

Jenny Thompson

1959

Beamed into exile

Mar 18, 2005: By their very nature, fast bowlers are an aggressive breed

Martin Williamson

1990

The 77-run over

Mar 12, 2005: When people are asked what is the most number of runs to come off one over, thoughts turn immediately to Tilak Raj and Malcolm Nash who both conceded 36, to Ravi Shastri and Garry Sobers respectively

Martin Williamson

1981

When Sunny spat the dummy

Mar 5, 2005: Dennis Lillee and Sunil Gavaskar are two of cricket's most successful players, and also two of the most controversial

Martin Williamson

1950

'It was just one of those days'

Feb 26, 2005: In the Test Trial of 1950 Jim Laker, who had been rejected by Yorkshire, returned to his home of Bradford and took the remarkable figures of 8 for 2

Martin Williamson

1974

It ain't over until it's over

Feb 19, 2005: In the days before television coverage was a given at almost every international match anywhere in the world, many controversial incidents, which would now be endlessly replayed and analysed were hardly even commented upon

Martin Williamson

1890

'A symbol of cricket's past and a reassurance of its future'

Feb 12, 2005: Like sport itself, the world of sporting architecture moved on in leaps and bounds in the last third of the 20th century

Martin Williamson

1981

The greatest over of them all?

Feb 5, 2005: Many people can recall outstanding deliveries, such as Shane Warne's'ball of the century' to Mike Gatting at Old Trafford in 1993

Martin Williamson

1932

The record that shouldn't have been

Jan 29, 2005: Cricket records are broken fairly regularly, but few in such controversial circumstances as happened at Leyton in 1932

Martin Williamson

1965

Walking the walk

Jan 15, 2005: The thorny subject of walking has been around for years ..

Martin Williamson

1933

Bodyline's final fling

Jan 8, 2005: One of the last outings of Bodyline came in the unlikliest settings - the Varsity match of 1933 - where Ken Farnes almost bowled Cambridge to a controversial victory

Martin Williamson

1928

Festive frolics at the MCG

Dec 25, 2004: On Christmas Day 1928, thousands deserted their Christmas celebrations to head to the MCG as Alan Kippax and Hal Hooker broke the world record for the last-wicket stand

Martin Williamson
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Hangovers and headaches

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Ten years later

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Going for glory and falling just short

Anantha Narayanan: An anecdotal account of close finishes similar to the recent Adelaide Test

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Watson's merry-go-round decade

In January 2005, Shane Watson made his Test debut. What does he have to show for a decade in the game?

Power to Smithy, trouble for Dhoni

Australia's new captain admirably turned things around for his side in Brisbane, leading in more departments than one

Why punish the West Indies players when the administration is to blame?

As ever, the West Indies board has taken the short-term view and removed supposedly troublesome players instead of recognising its own incompetence

Gilchrist's conscientious moment

In the semi-final against Sri Lanka in 2003, Adam Gilchrist walked back to the pavilion despite being given not out by the on-field umpire

Australia's 50-50 lifelines

Three Australia players made half-centuries on day one at the MCG; for each of them, the innings' meant different things

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