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May 1 down the years

Gordon the enforcer

Two West Indian legends are born, and Tugga's 200

May 2 down the years

The prince of Trinidad

A legend takes the stage

May 3 down the years

An enigma with a tragic end

Hookesy arrives

May 4 down the years

Rudolph's long wait

A bunch of birthdays, and a hat-trick

May 5 down the years

All too brief

A master on matting

May 6 down the years

Fozzie the fast

Injury-prone Neil Foster is born

May 7 down the years

Duleep's triple

How long does it take to score 333? About five hours?

May 8 down the years

The finisher

The man who became part of cricket's dictionary

May 9 down the years

Packer's revolution

The circus gets on the road

May 10 down the years

'Is it me you're looking for?'

Pakistan's Lionel Richie lookalike offspinner is born

May 11 down the years

A tale of two paths

Dasher, stonewaller, antiques dealer

May 12 down the years

When Trumble made 'em tumble

Birth of a two-trick man

May 13 down the years

Sting in the tail

When West Indies chased down 418

May 14 down the years

Tatenda takes guard

The birth of the Zimbabwe wicketkeeper... and of ball-by-ball commentary

May 15 down the years

Lord of the crease

A magisterial dasher is born

May 16 down the years

The IPL's can of worms

Indian cricketers get arrested

May 17 down the years

Spitting cobra

One of India's greatest match-winners is born

May 18 down the years

Verity, I say unto thee

The author of the cheapest ten for-for in first-class history is born

May 19 down the years

The Croucher

Birth of the man who scored at over 80 runs an hour

May 20 down the years

The Gnome arrives

The birth of Keith Fletcher

May 21 down the years

Assault and battery

Saeed Anwar's 194

May 22 down the years

The Big Ship

Birth of a fine batsman, useful legspinner and great captain

May 23 down the years

The original Brylcreem boy

The birth of Compo

May 24 down the years

Poacher-turned-gamekeeper

The birth of Ali Bacher

May 25 down the years

The ton quartet

Four Indian batsmen inched towards the first-wicket record in Tests

May 26 down the years

The hard-nosed Kiwi

The New Zealander who averaged 66 against West Indies

May 27 down the years

Mahela makes his entry

The births of Jayawardene, Frank Woolley and Ravi Shastri

May 28 down the years

Windies' gymnastic hub

Jeff Dujon is born

May 29 down the years

Drip by drip

A thrilling finish to a series decider in Antigua

May 30 down the years

The Black Bradman

The first man to score two centuries in a Lord's Test

May 31 down the years

The greatest one-day knock of all

Viv puts England to the sword

    Top dog of the underdogs

My Favourite Cricketer: Jack Russell brought a neatness to the keeper's art that was matched by his meticulous scruffiness in other regards. By Scott Oliver

    Rewarding times for Hashim Amla

Numbers Game: The rate at which he has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history

'Ponting was an instinctive, aggressive player'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Ricky Ponting's technique

    MacLeod spells hope for Scotland

Allrounder Calum MacLeod's return from a faulty action is key to Scotland's World Cup hopes. By Tim Wigmore

How boring is boring cricket?

Probably not as much as boring periods in the likes of rugby, football and tennis, Russell Jackson thinks

News | Features Last 7 days

Manic one-day chases, and daddy partnerships

Also, most brothers in a Test XI, and the fastest to 20 ODI centuries

Has international cricket begun to break up?

The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

Well worth the wait

Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

Younis Khan and the art of scoring hundreds

Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen

Australia outdone in every way

Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

News | Features Last 7 days

    Has international cricket begun to break up? (83)

    The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

    Australia outdone in every way (51)

    Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

    Lyon low after high of 2013 (51)

    The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year

    Rewarding times for Hashim Amla (49)

    The rate at which Amla has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history. And his runs-per-innings figure is easily the best of the lot

    Well worth the wait (36)

    Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin