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Remembering Archie

Dec 3, 2014: Phillip Hughes' death brings to mind the grief felt across Australia at the passing of brilliant, humble 23-year-old Archie Jackson 81 years ago

Greg Growden

The prizefighting artist

Nov 27, 2014: There was something quite thrilling in the expectation of watching Phillip Hughes bat. Compelling and irresistible, he left a brushstroke on the canvas of the game

Mark Nicholas

Big-hearted, broad-shouldered Davo

Nov 26, 2014: Former Australia allrounder Alan Davidson was a devastating fast bowler and a generous batsman, who has spent his life serving Australian sport in various capacities

Ashley Mallett

The swashbuckling flight lieutenant

Nov 3, 2014: Keith Miller lived his life and played his cricket king-size

Ashley Mallett

The 'baby Invincible' who always stood tall

Oct 18, 2014: The great Australian batsman, who turned 86 recently, always did justice to his precociousness and reputation for being adept in all conditions

Ashley Mallett

A touch of Bradman

Sep 14, 2014: Hundred in a session? Easy peasy for Doug Walters

Ashley Mallett

Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket

Master of silken savagery

Aug 12, 2014: He was an artiste who crafted the most technically demanding shots to perfection but lived for the pure adrenaline of battle

Andrew Fidel Fernando

'India have missed out on a match-winner'

Jun 14, 2014: Murali Kartik was a complete bowler for every format and should have ended up with more than 300 Test wickets

VVS Laxman

A glimpse of genius

Jun 12, 2014: Gary Gilmour was a supremely talented allrounder but his international record doesn't tell you just how much ability he possessed

Ashley Mallett

Madhav Mantri 1921-2014

An exemplar of the Bombay school

May 23, 2014: Mantri may have had a modest record at the Test level, but that didn't prevent him from being an influential figure in Indian cricket

Ayaz Memon

South Africa news

'Mandela created a future for SA cricket'

Dec 6, 2013: Till 1992 there was no thought about South Africa playing in the World Cup, but Mandela's words changed that immediately. Such was the power of Mandela

Ali Bacher

Reg Simpson 1920-2013

One of England's finest against pace

Nov 27, 2013: Reg Simpson, who has died aged 93, would have played far more for England but for the country's wealth of batting talent in the 1950s

Pat Gibson

Rocket Mann

Nov 8, 2013: Tony Mann, who turns 68 today, was an exceptional Australian legspinner growing up, but his over-use of the googly might have shortened his Test career significantly

Ashley Mallett

Sachin Tendulkar's retirement

Ear-splitting, earth-shaking, shiver-inducing

Oct 10, 2013: Cricket writers pick their abiding Tendulkar memory

A servant of cricket

Aug 6, 2013: Commentator Munir Hussain devoted his life to the game, celebrating its magic and beauty

Saad Shafqat

Joker, competitor, team man

Jul 29, 2013: Zimbabwe left-arm spinner Ray Price combined humour and intensity in an international career that spanned over a decade

Firdose Moonda

The big brother I wanted to be like

Jul 5, 2013: Batting and bowling alongside Chris Martin was a lesson in temperament

Iain O'Brien

My Scottish chum

Apr 20, 2013: Team-mate, rival and friend, Mike Denness was a gentleman cricketer, a man with a happy disposition and a caring soul

Ashley Mallett

Mike Denness 1940-2013

Gracious captain; Kent legend

Apr 20, 2013: With a strong work ethic and a moral compass that many a modern-day player would do well to follow, Mike Denness helped build and maintain the glory days of Kent cricket

Mark Pennell

Courageous, combative, commonsensical

Mar 9, 2013: Haseeb Ahsan was everything a selector ought to be, and his impact on Pakistan cricket was long-lasting

Saad Shafqat
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