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The bouncer's impact

Nov 26, 2014: The life-threatening injury suffered by Phillip Hughes is a reminder of the dangers faced by batsmen when handling bouncers. Here, three Test batsmen recall how they were impacted by injuries arising from short balls.

Nagraj Gollapudi


One false shot, and a World Cup lost

Oct 30, 2014: Mike Gatting, not particularly known for his daredevilry, chose the 1987 final to play an impetuous reverse sweep that cost England more than just a wicket

'I spent 95% of my career bowling the same ball'

Sep 18, 2014: Former England seamer Angus Fraser talks about his workmanlike bowling, playing second fiddle, his stop-start career, and England in the '90s

Interview by Scott Oliver

MCC news

MCC puts Lord's 'Vision' debate on hold

May 8, 2014: The MCC has refused to take further consideration of the controversial residential development plans for the Nursery End at Lord's until work on other areas of the ground have been completed

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Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane

Gatting guards the urn in all-night vigil

Nov 20, 2013: Mike Gatting will don MCC pyjamas as he prepares for an all-night session in the Lord's museum at the start of the Ashes series

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The ball of the century

Aug 3, 2013: When a peroxide-blond, earring-wearing leggie turned the game of cricket on its head

Martin Williamson

Shootout at Trent Bridge

Jul 10, 2013: A soggy Nottingham hosted the low-scoring first Test of the 1981 Ashes, and the quick bowlers ruled the roost

Nagraj Gollapudi

'The basic way of playing spin is to rotate the strike'

Nov 12, 2012: Mike Gatting, Graham Thorpe and Murali Kartik on how England need to bat against the Indian spinners

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

Graham Dilley 1959-2011

Dilley 'always had a smile' - Gatting

Oct 5, 2011: Mike Gatting, the former England captain, has remembered Graham Dilley, who died on Wednesday at the age of 52, as a cricketer who "always had a smile" when he played the game

Andrew McGlashan

England v Netherlands, Group B, World Cup 2011, Nagpur

England aim to prove their subcontinent credentials

Feb 20, 2011: Matt Prior might have been surprised to get a late call-up to England's World Cup squad, but is now ready to play a new role

Dileep Premachandran in Nagpur


Rebels without a cause

Feb 13, 2010: Twenty years ago this week Nelson Mandela was released from prison at the same time that South Africa was hosting one of cricket's most infamous tours

Martin Williamson

No. 23

The ball of the century

May 24, 2009: Pitch outside leg, take off stump, easy as pie

Steven Lynch

Run, run, run

May 28, 2008: Batsmen who have been let down by their - or others' - running

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson

Mike Gatting

'You can't learn to play spin overnight'

Mar 13, 2008: Slow bowlers have been England's bugbear for long. Mike Gatting, among the country's best players of spin, talks about what Vaughan and Co need to be doing

Andrew McGlashan

Schofield Report recommendations

Hussain slams ECB jobs-for-the-boys approach

Oct 4, 2007: Nasser Hussain, the former England captain turned TV commentator, has criticised the appointment of Hugh Morris and Mike Gatting as the ECB's new managing directors

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Schofield Report recommendations

Gatting and Morris handed England roles

Oct 2, 2007: Hugh Morris and Mike Gatting are both in line for major new roles at the England & Wales Cricket Board, as part of the wide-ranging managerial restructure as recommended in the recent Schofield Report

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Brearley's brilliant declaration

Jun 2, 2007: Martin Williamson on an outstanding piece of captaincy from Mike Brearley

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Signing off with a whimper

Apr 26, 2007: Brian Lara's final innings ended in anticlimax, but he is not alone in not bowing out in fairytale fashion. Here are 11 other players who have departed with a whimper rather than a bang

Martin Williamson

Great Moments

One false shot, and a World Cup lost

Feb 26, 2007: Mike Gatting's impetuous reverse-sweep cost England more than a wicket in the 1987 final

Jayaditya Gupta

The Lord's Taverners

New cricket centre opens in London

Feb 22, 2007: A new state-of-the-art cricketing facility has been opened in the heart of urban London, thanks to funding from Westminster City Council, The Lord's Taverners and further funding worth £1m from the UK's largest sports charity, the Football Foundatio

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