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Belinda Clark on Cathy Freeman

The allrounder

Jul 17, 2008: On the field, she was amazing, but that wasn't all there was to her

Dean Jones on Jack Nicklaus

Master of the domain

Jun 23, 2008: Attitude, flair, self-belief - Nicklaus had them all in spades

Erapalli Prasanna on Subhash Gupte

A taste of Fergie

Apr 23, 2008: Legendary to the last

Heath Streak on Dennis Lillee

His outswing, his determination

Mar 29, 2008: It was very special to have your childhood hero come to the nets and bowl with you

Viv Richards on Joe Frazier

The King's inspiration

Mar 12, 2008: Viv Richard's idol was a boxer, no surprises there - but a workman, not a dazzler

Zaheer Abbas on Hanif Mohammad

Slow, steady, hungry

Mar 10, 2008: The Little Master and I

Bishan Bedi on Garry Sobers

Infinite ability

Feb 20, 2008: A man who could do anything with bat and ball

Graeme Pollock on Neil Harvey

Small and special

Jan 19, 2008: First was Bradman, of course. Next came this pocket-sized colossus

Frank Tyson on Harold Larwood

Obsessions grow fast

Sep 12, 2007: On working in a fish-and-chip shop, idolising a coalmine worker

Colin Croft on Muhammad Ali

The one, the only

Feb 5, 2006: Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee

Barry Richards on Roy McLean

The smiling assailant

Jan 25, 2006: South Africa's very own Keith Miller

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Mark Nicholas: The summer just past, including the thrilling finale of the County Championship, have provided much reason for fans to celebrate

    My mate Tangles

Ashley Mallett looks back at the wit and bowling of Max Walker

In Gaddafi's shadow

Danyal Rasool visits the Lahore Gymkhana ground, one of the oldest in the subcontinent
The Cricket Monthly September issue

    'No regrets about the decision to retire'

When Jonathan Trott walked off the field in Barbados, both he and the crowd knew it would be for the final time

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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Left-arm quick, right-arm quicker

Lahore Qalandars have unearthed a truly unique prospect in Yasir Jan, an ambidextrous quick who can generate serious pace with both arms

India's unbeaten streak and Santner's double

Stats highlights from the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur

Ravindra Jadeja, maker of differences

A 41-run stand for the last wicket, and three tail-end wickets in one over. That is the very definition of "crucial" in a low-scoring contest

The debate about Pujara's strike-rate

Cheteshwar Pujara's strike rate has been a worry over the last 30 months, but much of it is to do with his inability to score against pace when playing overseas

Ashwin to 200: five Tests quicker than Muralitharan

R Ashwin has taken fewer deliveries than any other spinner to take 200 Test wickets. That and more numbers on his landmark

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