Events and people that shaped the game
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No. 8

The captaincy of Harry Trott

Feb 13, 2010: A pioneer in moving fielders, shuffling and resting bowlers, the pathbreaking Australian captain believed much of the game was played above the shoulders

Gideon Haigh

No. 7

The light of the East

Feb 6, 2010: Ranji opened up the region behind square on the leg side as a legitimate area for making runs

Rahul Bhattacharya

No. 6

Rise of the Ashes

Jan 30, 2010: From a burnt bail to the biggest crowds, the highest ratings and the tallest hoopla

Christian Ryan

No. 5

The first Test

Jan 23, 2010: The international five-day game is born

Chandrahas Choudhury

No. 4

The legacy of Grace

Dec 19, 2009: If not for the good doctor, cricket might have remained a pastime rather than a great international sport

Matthew Engel

No. 3

Wisden

Dec 12, 2009: A 112-page volume on the 1863 season launched an institution that clinches most cricket arguments

Steven Lynch

No. 2

Overarm bowling

Dec 5, 2009: How the bowling arm made its way from below the waist to the shoulder to high over the head

Steven Lynch

No. 1

The origins of cricket

Nov 28, 2009: From creag to kreckett to the real thing

Steven Lynch
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