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Way Back When

The forgotten England captain

May 11, 2015: Nigel Howard was a surprise choice to lead an under-strength England overseas in 1951-52. His Test career started and ended with that ordinary tour to India

Steven Lynch

One and Done

The legspinner who never bowled

Apr 27, 2015: Greg Loveridge broke a knuckle in his first Test for New Zealand and never played another five-dayer. He's now among the country's wealthiest people

Brydon Coverdale

Up for a grave challenge

Apr 23, 2015: English cricket's new chief Colin Graves plans to reinvent the game from the professional level down to the amateur leagues, making it the "centre of the community"

John Stern

Richie Benaud's storeroom Test matches

Apr 21, 2015: As a boy, the future Australia captain first picked up the game by hitting a tennis ball against a wall with a makeshift bat in an isolated country town

Steve Cannane

Liberated Mahmudullah enjoys life at No. 4

Apr 15, 2015: One of Bangladesh's more reserved players is starting to express himself better with the bat, shrugging off a form slump with bigger scores

Mohammad Isam

A very different sort of young cricketer

Apr 14, 2015: New South Wales batsman Ryan Carters reads Aldous Huxley, backpacks in Central Asia, and is passionate about helping less fortunate youngsters complete their education

Will Macpherson

Way Back When

The man who (almost) bowled Bradman

Apr 13, 2015: The reputation of being a walking cricket encyclopaedia can be hard to maintain, but sometimes it leads to a wonderful story

Steven Lynch

Staffordshire's summer of Afridi

Apr 6, 2015: He might not play ODIs again, but an English league won't forget the time they had cricket's most surreal superstar in their midst

Scott Oliver

A tale of two coaches

Mar 28, 2015: Their playing careers were vastly different, and so are their personalities, but the road to the World Cup final for Hesson and Lehmann has been similar

Brydon Coverdale

Big Bird himself, the massive

Mar 26, 2015: A hero of the 1979 World Cup final, Joel Garner looks back at his performance in that match, and generally at putting the fear of God into people

Interview by Henry Cowen

Way Back When

Ballarat, Berri, Botham

Mar 23, 2015: Twenty-three years on, the novelty of the 1992 World Cup still lives in the memory

Steven Lynch

New Zealand's class of 2008

Mar 17, 2015: Four key members of the current squad showed glimpses of what they were capable of in another World Cup, seven years ago

Andrew McGlashan

Why this year's Associate crop is the best ever

Mar 16, 2015: The ICC deserves credit for helping weaker teams prepare better for this World Cup - though the Big Three are threatening to undo all the good work that has been put in

Tim Wigmore

World Cup 2015: Scotland

Doors slide shut on Scotland

Mar 14, 2015: Scotland showed glimpses of quality even in their worst moments but "fine margins" and "bad luck" meant they left the World Cup without a victory - one that may never come

Jarrod Kimber

Parks and recreation

Mar 14, 2015: The action on the other side of the fence has been a revelation at all of the New Zealand venues in this World Cup

Will Macpherson

Way Back When

The 40-year itch

Mar 9, 2015: How far away and quaint the first World Cup seems now

Steven Lynch

One and done

One Test, two caps

Mar 9, 2015: Opener Ken Eastwood got to play only one Test for Australia - under unusual circumstances - but he continues his association with the game even as he nears 80

Brydon Coverdale

Book extract: Whitewash to Whitewash

The silver bullet

Feb 25, 2015: A pub brawl, team discord, a sacked coach and his anti-establishment replacement - the months leading up to Australia's 5-0 Ashes win were colourful to say the least

Daniel Brettig

Scotland's bumpy road to the World Cup

Feb 16, 2015: Over the last four years, they have had upheavals and transitions on and off the field, but now they have their best chance of winning their first game in a World Cup

Matthew Bremner

How safe is your helmet?

Feb 12, 2015: At club level, there's still a divide between those who do and don't wear helmets. But if lids don't offer the protection you think they do, who is safer?

Ed Kemp
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Four teams, nine combinations

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