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Long live the tail

Jan 16, 2007: Here we look at 11 occasions when the lower-order adopted the long-handle approach

Andrew Miller

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Knowing when to call it a day

Jan 11, 2007: We look at XI instances where retirement - or staying retired - would have been the best option

Martin Williamson

When tours reached tipping point

Jan 10, 2007: Eleven instances where tours have been abandoned midway or have been under threat

Martin Williamson

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Within the laws but against the spirit

Dec 14, 2006: Cricinfo looks back at other incidents that have stretched the spirit of the game

Martin Williamson

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When big isn't big enough

Dec 7, 2006: Cricinfo looks back at large totals that didn't prevent a time ending up on the wrong side of the result

Martin Williamson and Andrew McGlashan

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Filling their boots

Nov 30, 2006: Cricinfo takes a look back at other batsmen who have made bowling attacks shudder as they enjoyed memorable years

Martin Williamson and Andrew McGlashan

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Ashes flashes

Nov 23, 2006: This week's CricInfo XI centres on those English and Australian cricketers who have saved their best performances for their country for the main event - the Ashes

Geoff Piggott

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Can't bat, can't bowl, can't field

Nov 16, 2006: Once again, England have begun an Ashes tour in shambolic fashion, with a heavy defeat against the President's XI followed by Marcus Trescothick's sudden departure. It might be an omen, but equally it might not be. Here, Cricinfo examines 11 of the most e

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

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I fought the law

Nov 9, 2006: Former Zimbabwe batsman Mark Vermeulen's appearance in court in Harare charged with arson is not the first time that cricketers have found themselves in trouble with the law

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

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Animal antics

Nov 1, 2006: Matthew Hayden was recently bitten by a dog while out jogging, which got us thinking about animals that have been associated with cricket, in one way or another

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

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Three-card trick

Oct 17, 2006: Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson on players who have taken one-day hat-tricks

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

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Dabbling with drugs

Oct 17, 2006: Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson on players how have fallen foul of less-than-legal substances

Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller

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Identity crisis

Oct 10, 2006: Players who have represented more than one country

Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller

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Temper, temper Part 2

Oct 3, 2006: As expected, our recent column on players losing the plot drew a large number of responses. Here, we've compiled a second XI of memorable moments when tempers were lost on the field of play

Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller

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Bad boys

Sep 26, 2006: Martin Williamson looks at the players who have been hauled up in front of the match referee the most times

Martin Williamson

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Temper, temper

Sep 19, 2006: In the light of Mark Vermeulen's tantrum playing the the Lancashire League, Martin Williamson looks at 11 other instances where players or officials have spat the dummy

Martin Williamson

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The cheque's in the post

Sep 12, 2006: Steven Lynch looks at cricket's dog-ate-my-homework moments

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Disappearing acts

Sep 5, 2006: Steve Pittard on cricketers who went missing in action

Steve Pittard

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Cricket in crisis

Aug 29, 2006: After a week where cricket made the headlines for all the wrong reasons, we look back on XI other times when the game has taken centre stage for events off the field

Martin Williamson

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Officious officialdom

Aug 22, 2006: The furore which surrounded the activities of the umpires during the Oval Test is not the first time that officials have found themselves in the spotlight. We highlight 11other instances where the umpires rather than the players have taken centre stage

Martin Williamson
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