Full name Alan Gordon
Born March 29, 1944, Coventry, Warwickshire
Died March 15, 2007, Coventry, Warwickshire (aged 62 years 351 days)
Major teams Warwickshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm slow-medium
|First-class span||1966 - 1971|
|List A span||1970 - 1971|
A right-hand middle-order batsman, Alan Gordon was on the groundstaff at Edgbaston for a decade from 1963 without ever commanding a regular place in the XI. In 34 matches between 1966 and 1971, he managed only three fifties - all in 1970, when he scored 366 runs at 21.52 with a best of 65 against Surrey at The Oval. He played his club cricket for Coventry and North Warwicks CC and ran a pub - the Black Horse in Exhall for more than 20 years.
After a ten-month free-fall, Cheteshwar Pujara will turn out for India once again at the traditional batting paradise that is the SSC. Can he make it count?
After spending 15 years in the domestic circuit, Naman Ojha is expected to make his Test debut in the third match, for which, he says, he is not facing additional pressure because of the long wait
Also: Moeen Ali's Ashes distinction, other 3-2 Ashes scorelines, and the oldest living Australian players
Kumar Sangakkara left the ground after almost everyone he knew very closely had. Then it rained a little. Sangakkara had played his last match for Sri Lanka; even the elements allowed themselves a bit of emotion
ESPNcricinfo rates the Australia players involved in the Ashes series
He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs
Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball
There are more frequent tours, better technology, and easier pitches today than before. So why do teams struggle to win away from home more than they did in the past?
Eleven things the series has brought to light about Cook and Co