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England in India flashback: 1972-73

Eight for nothing

Nov 8, 2012: When Chandra took the best figures of his career, only for India to lose the match to England

Nagraj Gollapudi

England in India flashback: 1984-85

'We shocked India by being resilient'

Nov 1, 2012: When England arrived in India for their 1984-85 tour, things got unpleasant on and off the field. But they stuck it out and turned their fortunes around, thanks in large part to Tim Robinson

Nagraj Gollapudi

'It felt like England feared getting out to the Dutch'

Sep 15, 2012: For one fine day in 2009, cricket was the biggest news in Holland

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

When the gods smiled on Mike Veletta

Jan 19, 2012: The Western Australian opener picked a fine time to bring out his A game in internationals - in the first World Cup Australia won

Sidharth Monga

With jaw broken but head unbowed

Jan 9, 2012: The sight of Rick McCosker batting with his shattered jaw held together by bandages has become synonymous with bravery in cricket. To the man himself, he was doing no more than his job

Sidharth Monga

'It was as if we had dialled 0800-GOD'

Dec 24, 2011: Danny Morrison recalls New Zealand's series-levelling win over Australia in Auckland in 1993. Their next Test win against the same opponent came 18 years later

As told to Siddhartha Talya

South Africa v Australia, second Test, Cape Town, 1957-58

'I tell people my career was pretty similar to Warne's'

Nov 6, 2011: Lindsay Kline took the third, and to date last, hat-trick to be bowled in South Africa. He looks back at those three eventful balls

Brydon Coverdale

What's common to Headingley '81 and Kolkata '01?

Sep 13, 2011: Peter Willey, who was involved in two of the greatest Tests of modern times, as player in one, umpire in the other, looks back at them

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

England v India, third Test, The Oval, 1971

Six for glory

Aug 6, 2011: India are struggling against England on this tour because their fast bowlers have been ineffective, but back in 1971, on a slow Oval pitch, a legspinner took them to their maiden series win in the country

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

England v Australia, fourth Test, Old Trafford, 1956

'You've got to get them when you can'

Jul 31, 2011: On the 55th anniversary of Jim Laker's 10-for at Old Trafford, four Australians who fell to him recall the feat

Interviews by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Zimbabwe, World Cup, 1983

Duncan's day

Mar 13, 2011: Zimbabwe sold cakes and worked as bouncers to make it to the World Cup. Then they shocked Australia in their first game

Interviews by Simon Lister

'If I'd been Usain Bolt I wouldn't have made my ground'

Dec 14, 2010: Eight of the protagonists recount the the story of the most thrilling Test ever, played exactly fifty years ago

Brydon Coverdale

England v West Indies, second Test, Lord's, 1963

On a knife's edge

May 30, 2010: Last over, one team needs six, the other one wicket - a look back at one of the all-time great Lord's Tests

Ted Dexter

New Zealand v India, second Test, Napier, 2008-09

'I didn't ever want to come out of that zone'

Mar 28, 2010: How a man given to shouldering bowlers and mouthing off at them buckled down to play a knock of monk-like discipline

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Australia v West Indies, 4th Test, Adelaide, 1992-93

No Australia Day in Adelaide

Jan 26, 2010: Tim May witnessed the closest-ever win from the other side and the other end

Tim May

England v Australia, The Oval, 1968

Slippery when wet

Aug 19, 2009: Forty-one years ago rain almost saw an Ashes Test get away from England's grasp

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

The Ashes, Headingley, 1981

England in wonderland

Aug 6, 2009: Not the crowd, not the players, not the bookmakers, no one could believe the most incredible Ashes turnaround of them all

Chris Old

Sri Lanka v Pakistan 1985-86

Scrappy in Sri Lanka

Jul 23, 2009: Sri Lanka and Pakistan may get along just fine these days, but back in 1985-86 it was knives out all the time

Interviews by Sidharth Monga

England v West Indies, fifth Test, The Oval, 1976

'The pain was incredible'

May 7, 2009: A look back to an England-West Indies classic from 33 years ago

Bob Woolmer

West Indies v England, fifth Test, Port-of-Spain, 1973-74

Tony's star turn

May 2, 2009: Greig returns to Port-of-Spain to spin England to a memorable win and settle a score

Pat Pocock
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Alan Butcher's book The Good Murungu, on his time as the country's coach, is full of affection, if also marked by disappointments and frustrations

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Increasing numbers of Afghan refugees are stoking an interest in the game in their new adopted land. By Tim Wigmore

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Emollient emergencies, urinal antics and dreadful traffic? Must be our Twitter round-up

Who said offspin is the lesser art?

Nicholas Hogg: Rather than being the boring nerd of the spinning brethren, maybe it is actually the forgotten genius?

Would we still watch if the game was made more bowler-friendly?

Ahmer Naqvi: What if the laws were tweaked to favour bowlers?

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