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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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'Is the microphone live?'

Aug 15, 2006: Dean Jones's recent on-air gaffe about Hashim Amla was not the first time a player or commentator has said something on-air they have instantly regretted, and nor will it be the last

Andrew Miller

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Comedy of errors

Aug 8, 2006: Andrew Miller on some of the more comical dismissals in cricket's history

Andrew Miller

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Taking a stand

Aug 1, 2006: Martin Williamson takes a look at the stories behind the record stands for each wicket in Test cricket ... all XI of them

Martin Williamson

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Now that's what I call music ...

Jul 25, 2006: Martin Williamson takes a second look at cricket's contribution to the world of music

Martin Williamson

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It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing

Jul 18, 2006: Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson take a look at cricket's contribution to the world of music

Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller

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Random acts of violence

Jul 11, 2006: As Zinedine Zidane so memorably demonstrated in Sunday's football World Cup final, tempers can fray rather easily in the world of competitive sport. With that in mind, Cricinfo presents eleven instances when emotions spilled over into something more drama

Andrew Miller
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