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1974

Shell-shocked and bloodied

Oct 11, 2014: England arrived in Australia full of hope... and left routed, battered and bewildered

Martin Williamson

The quiet goodbyes

Nov 25, 2013: After the emotion of Sachin Tendulkar's last Test, a look at some farewells that didn't go quite so well

Steven Lynch

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia's close-run history

Jul 18, 2013: Australia are a side who refuse to accept the logic of defeat. They sculpt classic Tests out of cussedness; and if they lose the majority, at least they got so close

Rob Smyth

The fastest spell of all?

Jeff Thomson is annoyed

Apr 11, 2013: On the last day of 1973 he bowled faster probably than anyone in the universe ever has, and faster, perhaps, than the universe wanted him to bowl

Christian Ryan

Shine on me, Roy

Jan 30, 2013: Roy Fredericks' manic innings in Perth 40-odd years ago left you seeing stars in the daytime

Ashley Mallett

Way back when

A thriller turns 30

Dec 30, 2012: Exactly three decades ago today, the classic Melbourne Test of 1982 wound to a dramatic close

Steven Lynch

'Honestly, I love football more than cricket'

May 29, 2011: Before he picked cricket as a career, Jeff Thomson's heart belonged to another sport - one he still keeps in touch with

Interview by Jason Dasey

No. 15

AB and Thommo fall short

Mar 29, 2009: They took it down to the wire; then the final, fatal stumble

Mike Coward

1975

'I honestly thought I had killed him'

Mar 22, 2008: When Ewen Chatfield's life was saved by the quick action of the England physio

Martin Williamson

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008 - Five who somehow missed out

Never a cricketer of the year

Mar 18, 2008: Five cricketers who somehow missed out

Scyld Berry

Jeff Thomson

'I didn't bowl your little outswingers'

Jan 13, 2008: Thommo says what he thinks - of his mates, his contemporaries, that bastard Bradman, fast bowling and fast bowlers, the establishment, and himself

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Jeff Thomson

Jeff the ripper

Aug 3, 2007: Observing Thommo at close quarters did not dim affection for the bowler with the ballet dancer's feet and a larrikin streak

John Benaud

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

Top Performances

Thommo gives Sri Lanka a headache

Feb 21, 2007: When the malevolent Aussie got the rookies of Sri Lanka in his sights and cut them down ruthlessly

Martin Williamson

Great Moments

They think it's all over ... it isn't!

Feb 15, 2007: A sea of humanity invades Lord's and Dickie Bird loses his hat in the chaos

Martin Williamson

'Wicket-taker' not sure of prospects

Take Tait to West Indies - Thomson

Jan 30, 2007: While Jeff Thomson wants Shaun Tait to be on the plane to the World Cup, Tait is not convinced he will make the squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 2006

The uncluttered country touch

Dec 18, 2006: Country cricketers have not, as often quoted, an earthiness or simplicity: rather they have a belief in basics, a sure knowledge of their strengths and weaknesses and a beautiful straightforwardness about their game which are often the qualities that brin

Vince van der Bijl

1974

Once more into the breach

Dec 9, 2006: The story of when 41-year-old Colin Cowdrey was summoned from his armchair, flown round the world, and thrown in at the deep end against the fastest bowlers in the world

Martin Williamson

Border, Hughes and Thomson join debate

'I'm on track for the Ashes' - McGrath

Oct 25, 2006: As the nation's cricket critics line up Glenn McGrath, he has insisted he is "on track for the Ashes"

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ashes 2006-07

Thomson backs Johnson for the Ashes

Sep 26, 2006: Jeff Thomson has said that based on his performance in Malaysia, Mitchell Johnson should be included in the Australian squad for the Ashes

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