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Chopping and changing

In 1921, England's selectors made a swathe of changes as Warwick Armstrong's Australians steamrollered across the country ... but the outcome was always the same

February 2005

The XI over-achievers

Daniel Brigham hails those who have made it to the top against odds of ability or fate

April 2004

Johnny will hit today

JWHT Douglas might have boxed more elegantly than he batted but his courage never deserted him on or off the field, says David Foot

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Chapman in charge

1900 One of England's most popular and successful Test captains was born

Wisden CricInfo staff

Wisden Cricket Monthly 1986

Unthanked captains

E. M. Wellings finds that David Gower is by no means the first to suffer an unjustified axeing by the selectors


John Douglas

JOHN WILLIAM HENRY TYLER DOUGLAS was born on the 3rd of September, 1882