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Player pay disputes

When pay fall-outs led to pull-outs

May 24, 2017: From Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket to West Indies' walkout of their tour of India in 2014, five instances when player-pay disputes affected international cricket

Brydon Coverdale

Five Cricketers of 1864-1888

Too good too soon

Apr 11, 2013: Five players who could potentially have been Wisden Cricketers of the Year between 1864 and 1888

Simon Wilde


Test cricket's last-minute arrival

Sep 11, 2010: The first Test to be played in England was a hastily put-together affair that took place against the odds

Martin Williamson

Twelve players will be inducted at Steve Waugh Medal

New South Wales opens Hall of Fame

Apr 3, 2008: The 12 members of New South Wales' team of the past 150 years will be the first inductees of the state's Hall of Fame when it is opened on Friday night

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cricinfo XI

Identity crisis

Oct 10, 2006: Players who have represented more than one country

Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller


A familar tale of riots and betting

Apr 8, 2006: At Sydney in February 1879, pitch invasions, assaults and stories of behind-the-scenes gambling led to the cancallation of what would have been cricket's fourth Test

Martin Williamson

July 2004

The great taboo

Jul 9, 2004: Are chuckers new or a throwback

The progression of the record

The highest score in Test cricket

Apr 12, 2004: How the record for the highest score in Test cricket has changed hands over the years

Steven Lynch

The history boy

Sep 8, 2003: 2001 A moment of history at the Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo, as Mohammad Ashraful of Bangladesh becomes the youngest man, or boy, ever to make a Test century

Wisden CricInfo staff

England v Australia, The Oval, 1880

I was there

Sep 1939: In the 1939 Autumn Annual, Revd CJM Godfrey wrote of his memories of attending the first Test in England, at The Oval in September 1880, as a schoolboy

William Murdoch

1911: MR

England v Australia, only Test, The Oval

England squeeze home in country's first Test

Sep 8, 1880: The hastily-arranged match between the Australians and an England XI captained by Lord Harris, now deemed to be the first Test staged in England, was won by the home side but produced a thrilling contest which ebbed and flowed to the end

Martin Williamson
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