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September 1 down the years

Verity leaves his mark

The last wicket before the war

September 2 down the years

Arlott's last stand

One of the all-time great commentators signs off for the final time

September 3 down the years

Chapman in charge

Johnny Douglas, Basil Butcher, and one of England's most successful captains are all born

September 4 down the years

A thriller at The Oval

Gavaskar takes India agonisingly close

September 5 down the years

First-class giant, Test Lilliputian

Ramps is born, Sir Garry makes a duck

September 6 down the years

A Pakistani whirlwind

An all-time great one-day batsman is born

September 7 down the years

Birth of the one-day final

Sussex win the inaugural Gillette Cup at Lord's

September 8 down the years

The history boy

The youngest man to make a Test century

September 9 down the years

Dawn of the Demon

Birth of one of the greatest bowlers of all time

September 10 down the years

Prince of the Golden Age

Birth of the inventor of the leg glance

September 11 down the years

The original Indian hero

India's first century-maker makes an appearance

September 12 down the years

England's Ashes

A modern classic is sealed

September 13 down the years

The blond bombshell

Warnie arrives

September 14 down the years

Two countries, one batsman

The man who made Test hundreds against England for two teams

September 15 down the years

The seven-Test sensation

A wrong-footed colossus is born

September 16 down the years

From behind the wicket to the boardroom

Births of Dave Richardson, Asanka Gurusinha and Micky Stewart

September 17 down the years

The last double

One season, 1000 runs, 100 wickets, achieved in style

September 18 down the years

The fleet-footed Dazzler

England welcomes a future strike bowler

September 19 down the years

Six sixes, and the fastest fifty

Yuvraj takes a shine to Stuart Broad

September 20 down the years

One-day cricket's first hat-trick

And a tormentor of Australia is born

September 21 down the years

A Caribbean threesome

His highness graces the world

September 22 down the years

The second tied Test

The day both India and Australia won

September 23 down the years

A scrappy keeper

The births of Moin, Blowers and Alistair Campbell

September 24 down the years

India's fairytale Twenty20 triumph

An exhilarating finale to an engrossing event

September 25 down the years

Secrets and lies

The birth of a hero who became a villain

September 26 down the years

An Aussie to the core

One of Australia's best captains is born

September 27 down the years

A Kiwi bazooka

Birth of an explosive wicketkeeper-batsman

September 28 down the years

Majestic Majid

The birth of the man who proved footwork was overrated

September 29 down the years

The long-fingered Mr Gibbs

Birth of an indefatigable West Indian spinner

September 30 down the years

Hair today

A daring umpire 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

Cricket's humanity resists specialisation

Jon Hotten: Major sports are driving their competitors towards homogenous physical ideals, but cricket seems to celebrate diversity

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

    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

    No Ajmal, no problem for Pakistan (33)

    When a team loses its best bowler, it is expected that the team's performance will suffer. As usual, Pakistan defied the expectations