Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • Facing Holding with a little thin towel

    Brian Close and John Edrich won plenty of admirers - and took as many hits - on a brutal evening in Manchester in 1976

  • Close, Chappell and acts of courage

    Some small deeds in the game's vast history endure, when others that dwarf them by numbers fade from view

  • Who's grovelling now?

    When Tony Greig overstepped the line on the eve of England's series against West Indies

  • The fiery summer

    The English summer of 1976 has gone down in folklore as one where water shortages and scorching temperatures left the country parched ... and it had some serious implications for cricket as well