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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

The king of seven-fors

Alec Bedser makes up for a delayed start

June 23 down the years

The man who retrieved the Ashes

The great Len Hutton is born

June 24 down the years

India hit rock bottom

Forty-two all out at Lord's

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

Cork pops up

The finest debut in English bowling

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

    Can we do something about monster bats?

Sanjay Manjrekar: Bats are getting chunkier, while not getting too heavy. This gives batsmen an unfair advantage

    The Maxwell phenomenon

Numbers Game: Glenn Maxwell has been outstanding in the T20 format, combining perfectly the art of low dot-ball and high boundary percentage

    Trott's torment

Mark Nicholas: Cricket - batting specifically - defines Jonathan Trott, which makes his continued suffering all the more painful

    'Commentators must stop stating the obvious'

Bowl at Boycs: Geoff Boycott on hyped-up TV coverage, and the appointment of Peter Moores

The high-wire act of modern coaching

Russell Jackson: The media and fans blame the coach when things go wrong, but give him little credit when success does come

News | Features Last 7 days

Crunch time for Sehwag and Gambhir

The former Indian openers haven't been shining lately, but the IPL presents an opportunity for them to show their class

England's Pietersen folly

They were making good progress in building a world-class side, but not getting rid of Kevin Pietersen after the texting saga in 2012 cost them greatly

The world record that nearly wasn't

Twenty years ago this week, Brian Lara became Test cricket's highest scorer, but he almost didn't make it

'Sri Lankan fans embrace the team, not just icon players'

Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara go over their World T20 win, and feel grateful to have fans whose support remains unwavering in victory and defeat

The captain's blunder

Plays of the day from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi

News | Features Last 7 days

    Test cricket needs fewer teams, not more (88)

    Having the top Associate team play the lowest-ranked Test side without the threat of relegation shows how votes mean more to the ICC than results

    England's Pietersen folly (82)

    They were making good progress in building a world-class side, but not getting rid of Kevin Pietersen after the texting saga in 2012 cost them greatly

    Lara's peaks (36)

    Brian Lara's 375 had a sense of inevitability to it, while the 400 came amid a backdrop of strikes and the threat of a whitewash

    The world record that nearly wasn't (33)

    Twenty years ago this week, Brian Lara became Test cricket's highest scorer, but he almost didn't make it

    Anxiety and torment (27)

    Cricket - batting specifically - defines Jonathan Trott, which makes his continued suffering all the more painful