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1908

When cricket hit the West End

Jan 18, 2014: The game has been played in few stranger places than in the London Coliseum Theatre of Varieties in St Martin's Lane

Martin Williamson

1958

England routed in 'a travesty of a game'

Dec 21, 2013: England went Down Under with great expectations in 1958, but things went downhill rapidly for them

Martin Williamson

1933

A near riot at Adelaide Oval

Dec 7, 2013: The lowest point of one of cricket's most bitter series came in Adelaide in 1933, when mounted police were needed to prevent a riot in an Ashes Test

Martin Williamson

1953

A barnacle on Australia's backside

Nov 23, 2013: Questionable spirit of cricket isn't just a modern tendency. Great players of the past also indulged in it, especially when it came to saving a Test

Martin Williamson

1992

When a rusty Jonathan Agnew 'got away with it'

Nov 9, 2013: One of the game's more unusual comebacks involved the long-time BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew

Martin Williamson

2006

The first-class farce

Oct 26, 2013: Seven years ago Zimbabwe cricket was in the same boat it is in today - financially crippled and struggling to conduct domestic tournaments

Martin Williamson

1983

The fastest hundred that never was

Sep 28, 2013: How Steve O'Shaughnessy's whirlwind knock managed to upset purists and cause controversy over the tactics used

Martin Williamson

1963

'A perversion of positive cricket'

Sep 14, 2013: The world's first one-day final still managed to upset purists and cause controversy over the tactics used

Martin Williamson

1973

The start of a love affair

Aug 31, 2013: When a one-sided one-day international at The Oval in the late summer of 1973 triggered a passion that lasts to this day

Martin Williamson

1953

Same Ashes, but an altogether different world

Aug 17, 2013: England regained the Ashes at The Oval in 1953 and 2005. But the experience of Test cricket could not have changed more in in the 52 years between the two matches

Martin Williamson

1993

The ball of the century

Aug 3, 2013: When a peroxide-blond, earring-wearing leggie turned the game of cricket on its head

Martin Williamson

1975

Overexposed at Lord's

Jul 20, 2013: When a merchant seaman stripped down to his trainers and hurdled the stumps during an Ashes Test at Lord's

Martin Williamson

1938

The boy who bowled Bradman

Jun 29, 2013: A 16-year-old schoolboy made the front pages of the national newspapers when he bowled the greatest batsman of all

Martin Williamson

2005

'Scared dinkum' and dead-drunk Australians

Jun 15, 2013: A drunk allrounder and players scared witless by a ghost provided an unsettling start to Australia's 2005 Ashes campaign

Martin Williamson

2004

A turkey of a tournament

Jun 1, 2013: The 2004 Champions Trophy 'deserved to be ranked … in the list of the Great Sporting Fiascos of our time'

Martin Williamson

1978

The end of the innocence

May 18, 2013: The felling of a tailender by Bob Willis triggered the acceptance that helmets were needed in the game

Martin Williamson

1880

Well done... and straight to prison

May 4, 2013: The tale of a man who took 4 for 49 and was promptly arrested for deserting the army

Martin Williamson

1963

Opening Pandora's one-day box

Apr 20, 2013: Fifty years ago, an effort to bring crowds back to cricket led to the birth of a new format

Martin Williamson

1903

Snow, sleet ... and cricket

Apr 6, 2013: In 1903, the English county season got off to a start with a match between London County and Surrey. But the match, which featured WG Grace and Bangalore Jayaram, was played amid sleet and snow showers

Martin Williamson

1969

Australia's greatest challenge

Mar 23, 2013: In 1969-70 Australia won their series in India: a battle between spinners and batsmen, played against a background of widespread violence

Martin Williamson
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