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Forgotten Classics

Lamb's Gujranwala jailbreak

Dec 11, 2014: England needed a daunting 91 off the last ten overs against West Indies. One batsman braved dehydration to cut the total down to size

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi


Akram gets into the swing of things

Oct 30, 2014: Wasim Akram's performance in the 1992 final is all the more astonishing when viewed in the light of the circumstances

Vishal Dikshit

South Africa's superstars of '76

Aug 23, 2012: If you think the world's current No. 1 side takes some beating, take a look at their compatriots from 35 years ago

Mark Nicholas


Sri Lanka's impressive Lord's debut

Jun 4, 2011: On paper, when England and Sri Lanka met for the first time in England at Lord's in the late summer of 1984, there should have only been one winner ... but Sri Lanka had other ideas

Martin Williamson

Allan Lamb

Lambie and I

Dec 16, 2010: 'Twas a bond that brooked neither stats nor sense

Lawrence Booth


An establishment fudge

Sep 25, 2010: Eighteen years ago a series between England and Pakistan finished amid scenes of acrimony, fuelled by the incompetence of the TCCB and the ICC

Martin Williamson

Great Moments

Double jeopardy

Mar 6, 2007: Wasim Akram's wiles condemn England to bridesmaid status again

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Ask Steven

Made in Ireland - and England's overseas World Cup six

Sep 10, 2006: The return of the regular Monday column in which Steven Lynch answers your questions about (almost) any aspect of cricket

Steven Lynch

June 2006

Bounce back inability

Jun 2, 2006: Sri Lanka arrived at Lord's in 1984 for a one-off Test match. It was a chance for England to restore some pride and pick up a straightforward victory. At least that was the plan...

Interviews by Simon Lister


When Gower's tour took off

Jan 14, 2006: Martin Williamson looks back at the infamous Tiger Moth fly-by which landed David Gower and John Morris in hot water

Martin Williamson

November 2005

Northamptonshire's cult heroes

Nov 1, 2005: The Wisden Cricketer celebrates the forgotten greats of Northamptonshire cricket

Lawrence Booth

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 4th day

Robin Jackman picks his South African XI of the 1980s

Dec 1, 2004: Robin Jackman picks his South African XI of the 1980s

Roving Reporter by Chandrahas Choudhury

The real deal

Jul 16, 2003: 1973 When he was captain, nobody in world cricket had as much on his plate as Shaun Pollock , who was born today

Wisden CricInfo staff

Room at the top for Allan Lamb

May 7, 2001: Northamptonshire will honour one of their most illustrious former players next Sunday with the naming of the Allan Lamb Room in the club's Indoor Cricket Centre

Northants CCC Media Release

Average century score in test cricket

Jun 30, 2000: Scoring a century has always been a great achievement in Test cricket

Arshad H. Zaidi


Allan Lamb

1981: In 1977, three young South African cricketers arrived in England in search of fame - and the prerequisite of a county contract

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