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No-balled out of the game
No-balled out of the game

The sorry tale of South Africa fast bowler Geoff Griffin, who was no-balled out of Test cricket at Lord's in 1960... but not before he had taken a hat-trick

The ignorant Olympians
The ignorant Olympians

In 1900, Great Britain won the only Olympic cricket tournament to have been held - but they were totally unaware they had even competed in the Games

When politics killed a tour
When politics killed a tour

The planned 1970 South Africa tour of England divided the cricketing world, and left many grounds vandalised or surrounded with barbed wire

721 all out... in a day
721 all out... in a day

Essex were the only county to bowl the 1948 Australians out, and what's more they did so in a day - but not before the tourists had amassed a world record score

Bad blood, balls and botches
Bad blood, balls and botches

What was supposed to be a fence-mending series between England and Pakistan in 1992 proved to be anything but

Swinging in the Jubilee rain
Swinging in the Jubilee rain

Thirty-five years ago, a weather-marred farce at The Oval

Bomb threat stops play
Bomb threat stops play

When a hoax call led to thousands of spectators taking to the outfield at Lord's while the ground was searched

Cricket's most exclusive club
Cricket's most exclusive club

As Nick Compton closes in on becoming only the ninth batsman to score 1000 runs before the end of May, we look back to when two did it within four days of each other

Death on a summer's day
Death on a summer's day

In a week where a county moaned about the state of the pitch at Lord's, we look back to the day a batsman was killed on the same ground

WG Grace's chilly farewell
WG Grace's chilly farewell

An early-season game at The Oval in freezing cold over a century ago marked the exit of one of cricket's great legends

The birth of a nation
The birth of a nation

We look back to the day Sri Lanka became the eighth country to play Test cricket

If it ain't fixed...
If it ain't fixed...

As Mervyn Westfield heads to prison, we look back at when the first claims of match-fixing in English domestic cricket emerged

Giving nothing away
Giving nothing away

Those who claim cricket in the old days was dull need not look further back than the opening Test between India and England in 1963-64 for evidence

A Test hundred with a hangover
A Test hundred with a hangover

Garry Sobers starred in an innings victory after a night (and some of the day) about the town

It began in Sydney
It began in Sydney

Pakistan cricket's rise in modern times can be traced back to a landmark win in Australia 35 years ago

The speedboat and the toes
The speedboat and the toes

Touring the Caribbean is a far from easy affair for cricketers, but Fred Titmus returned home more mangled than most

Captains galore
Captains galore

India's selectors during the 1958-59 series against West Indies spent more time on political infighting than addressing the team's problems

Test cricket's first gambling victim
Test cricket's first gambling victim

England's wicketkeeper was missing from the first Test ever in 1877 because he had been arrested after a fight caused by gambling on a game he was umpiring

The tour that never was
The tour that never was

England were scheduled to tour India in 1939-40 and the squad had been named. Then other events took over

Why, Wally, why
Why, Wally, why

The sad match in which one the game's greatest batsmen could barely get the ball off the square