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Alec Bedser, Cyril Washbrook, Len Hutton, Denis  Compton, Jim Laker and Godfrey Evans  feature in the movie <i>The Final Test</i>

Shot Stories

The roles they played

Playwright Terence Rattigan's 1953 film The Final Test featured six England Test cricketers

Renaissance men

Darren Gough, Graham Thorpe, Vinod Kambli, Ajay Jadeja: four international comebacks at various stages of progress - from fact to probable to unlikely to 'forget it, mate'


Cyril Washbrook

WASHBROOK, CYRIL, CBE, who died on April 27, 1999, aged 84, was an always staunch and sometimes brilliant opening batsman for Lancashire and England

Neville Cardus

Evans, Washbrook, Brookes, Tribe and Laker, 1960

Five stalwarts retire

Tribute is paid here to five personalities who have recently given up English first-class cricket: Godfrey Evans, Cyril Washbrook, Dennis Brookes, George Tribe, and Jim Laker


Cyril Washbrook

Ever since the glorious days of Hobbs and Sutcliffe, England have been searching for a match winning opening pair