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A word in your ear
A word in your ear

When Bob Woolmer and Hansie Cronje fell foul of the ICC in their attempt to use technology to help their communication

Shane Warne's World Cup shame
Shane Warne's World Cup shame

In 2003, taking a tablet given to him by his mother to get rid of a double chin cost him a year of his career

The birth of the World Cup
The birth of the World Cup

The low-key launch of the tournament in 1975

The start of saturation cricket
The start of saturation cricket

Australia's international tri-series came out of financial necessity and the need to appease a broadcaster

The return of Bob Simpson
The return of Bob Simpson

When the 41-year-old former captain came out of retirement to lead Australia against India

The bouncer that ended a career
The bouncer that ended a career

In 1962, India's captain, Nari Contractor, was left critically ill after being hit on the head by a West Indian fast bowler

Four afternoons into immortality
Four afternoons into immortality

In 1899 a 13-year-old orphan at Clifton College established a world record which stands to this day

Cricket while Dhaka burned
Cricket while Dhaka burned

The tour of Pakistan that was nearly aborted due to unrest relating to the Bangladeshi independence movement

Shell-shocked and bloodied
Shell-shocked and bloodied

England arrived in Australia full of hope... and left routed, battered and bewildered

An Englishman abroad
An Englishman abroad

The story of the great actor-cricketer Charles Aubrey Smith, and Hollywood CC, founded in the early '30s

Down to the wire
Down to the wire

When the County Championship was controversially tied for the last time after a gripping finale to the season

India's Constant problem
India's Constant problem

How a row over the appointment of an umpire at the start of 1982 eventually led to the Shakoor Rana-Mike Gatting stand-off

Duty calls
Duty calls

As losses mounted at the start of World War I, cricket continued to rumble on until the public outcry grew too loud

Boycott floored by an Indian trundler
Boycott floored by an Indian trundler

When Eknath Solkar got under the skin of Geoff Boycott, leading to a three-year self-imposed exile from Test cricket

Gower savours life in the last chance saloon
Gower savours life in the last chance saloon

David Gower was on the verge of being dropped for good at The Oval in 1990 before he scored a charismatic 157 against India

The new Larwood who destroyed India
The new Larwood who destroyed India

Fred Trueman was called up by England because he was fast... as India's fragile batting line-up discovered on his debut at Headingley

Undercooked South Africa's all-time low
Undercooked South Africa's all-time low

South Africa's lack of preparation was there for all to see as they started a series by being bowled out for a record low score

Lara's quintuple fable
Lara's quintuple fable

Six weeks after smashing 375, then the highest Test score, Brian Lara became the only man to pass 500 in first-class cricket

Absent... dead
Absent... dead

A seemingly run-of-the-mill Championship match grabbed the headlines when a player was found dead in his bed on the second morning of the game

Lara reclaims his record
Lara reclaims his record

Six months after losing his record for the highest Test score, Brian Lara faced England in Antigua. And rewrote history