January 3 down the years

Five-ton Weekes

A quintet of centuries for the West Indian

Frank Worrell (left) and Everton Weekes walk out to bat

January 11 down the years

The Wall

Rahul Dravid is born, and Hanif Mohammad falls one short of 500

Rahul Dravid carried on his good form with a half-century

January 12 down the years

Captain calypso

A glorious West Indian captain is born

Richie Richardson bats

January 13 down the years

Quick, quick Snow

Australia crumble at the SCG, and New Zealand lose comprehensively in their first Test

Sunil Gavaskar watches John Snow send down a delivery

January 14 down the years

Just not cricket

Bodyline reaches the height of its powers in Adelaide

Bill Woodfull ducks a ball from Harold Larwood

January 17 down the years

The third of three

Clyde Walcott is born, and Gavaskar and Solkar open with the ball

Clyde Walcott plays the sweep shot

January 20 down the years

Frog in a blender

Paul Adams is born. And an Englishman takes three in three for the first time

Paul Adams bowls

January 21 down the years

Flight of fancy

When David Gower buzzed a cricket field in a Tiger Moth

David Gower and John Morris pose in a Tiger Moth

January 25 down the years

Junior makes his mark

Debuts for Mark Waugh, Richie Benaud, Surinder Amarnath and Wasim Akram

Mark Waugh bats during the 1997 Ashes tour

January 29 down the years

A Sabina Park farce

Sixty-two ball match in Jamaica, and a record no other match can break

Curtly Ambrose and Alec Stewart discuss the state of the pitch