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June 1 down the years

Cronje's violent end

A tainted life comes to a violent end

June 2 down the years

Twin princely entrances

The Waughs make their mark

June 3 down the years

Mr Whippy

The 916-wicket man

June 4 down the years

The ball of the century?

Gatting b Warne

June 5 down the years

What a start

An extraordinary start to an Ashes series

June 6 down the years

501 not out

A first-class first

June 7 down the years

Never worse

A row of ducks for India

June 8 down the years

Deadly on his day

A spinner in name if not nature

June 9 down the years

Gooch sets up history

England's first home victory over West Indies in two decades

June 10 down the years

India conquer HQ

Kapil and Co pull it off at Lord's

June 11 down the years

Saqlain's hat-trick

Only the second man to get three in three balls twice

June 12 down the years

The Karachi streetfighter

Birth of only the second man whose Test average never fell below 50

June 13 down the years

'How does it feel to drop the World Cup?'

South Africa's costliest dropped catch

June 14 down the years

A captain's dream

A left-arm colossus is born

June 15 down the years

Invasion of the Invincibles

Bradman and Co. wade into England

June 16 down the years

Long Tom

An elegant, strokeful fan favourite is born

June 17 down the years

The greatest one-day match

The World Cup semi-final between Australia and South Africa

June 18 down the years

Crash bang walloped

Underdogs storm Australia's party

June 19 down the years

An Olympian aloofness

The great Wally Hammond is born

June 20 down the years

World Cup anti-climax

The dampest of squibs on the biggest stage of all

June 21 down the years

Oh Lord's

West Indies take the first World Cup

June 22 down the years

Behind the eight-ball

Bob Massie has an impressive debut

June 23 down the years

The man who retrieved the Ashes

The great Len Hutton is born

June 24 down the years

Sri Lanka's Headingley high

A historic series win with a ball to spare

June 25 down the years

India's first triumph

Kapil's boys pull off one of the greatest upsets ever

June 26 down the years

Gus arrives

The birth of Aussie allrounder Gary Gilmour

June 27 down the years

England's own South African

Kevin Pietersen makes an entrance

June 28 down the years

Mischief personified

Mushy makes his first appearance

June 29 down the years

Those two little pals of mine

Ramadhin and Valentine take West Indies to a memorable win

June 30 down the years

The king of stunning assaults

A Sri Lankan legend is born

    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

    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

    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

    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