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Shine on me, Roy

Jan 30, 2013: Roy Fredericks' manic innings in Perth 40-odd years ago left you seeing stars in the daytime

Ashley Mallett

Ranji Trophy

'Ninety per cent of the crowd there cried'

Jan 25, 2013: A ball boy who went on to be a cricketer of some repute remembers the greatest Ranji final of them all

Siddhartha Talya

Way back when

A thriller turns 30

Dec 30, 2012: Exactly three decades ago today, the classic Melbourne Test of 1982 wound to a dramatic close

Steven Lynch

When Sanga took on Australia

Dec 11, 2012: The last time Sri Lanka played a Test in Hobart, they nearly pulled off an impossible heist. Kumar Sangakkara looks back at his epic innings there

Interview by Andrew Fernando

England in India flashback: 1984-85

England celebrate Pongal

Nov 21, 2012: Neil Foster and Graeme Fowler remember England's Test victory in 1985 at Chepauk, which sealed their last series win in India to date

Nagraj Gollapudi

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
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Ambiguity in death

When exactly is a ball dead? Five recent instances that show the laws are unclear and the umpires indecisive
The Cricket Monthly December issue

    Cricket needs more specialist coaches

The players are specialising more than ever. Why aren't the coaches? By Tim Wigmore

    'I had to choose between cricket and tennis. Think I made the right one'

On the Road: Melinda Farrell meets Chris Rogers in Perth, where he spent his formative cricketing years

It's not true till it's in the papers tomorrow

Inbox: The joys of reading about a game the next day in print

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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Kohli praise caps Hameed's 'awesome' rise

Haseeb Hameed's tour has been ended prematurely by injury but he has already made a lasting impression on team-mates and opponents

England suffer friction burns as contest gets heated

England and India have a long history of animosity, and this series is proving as feisty as many that have preceded it

'People are going to be scared of bowling to Pant in the future'

The current Ranji season is proving to be a breakout one for Delhi's Rishabh Pant, who is aiming to make it big for his mentor, Tarak Sinha

Batman Kohli has all the gadgets

India have had a good two years in Test cricket. A lot of that comes down to having a squad that offers options, and a captain who knows how to maximise his players' threat

An all-time Barbados XI

Barbados is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence. Is this selection of Bajan players from over the years better than most Test teams?

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