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Ted Dexter, the old-fashioned modernist
Ted Dexter, the old-fashioned modernist

The former England batter and captain was a man out of sync with his times in more ways than one

Farewell, Jackers
Farewell, Jackers

As a commentator, Robin Jackman gave viewers a sense of friendship both with the man who was talking to them and the game that was his metier. He will be missed

Chetan Chauhan: bat like you're the last man
Chetan Chauhan: bat like you're the last man

In an age of modest achievements for Indian cricket, he was a stalwart partner to the only star

'You are the century maker, not me' - Gavaskar remembers Chetan Chauhan's words
'You are the century maker, not me' - Gavaskar remembers Chetan Chauhan's words

Sunil Gavaskar recounts hugs, tax exemptions and is pretty sure he cost Chauhan two centuries

Remembering Everton Weekes: a grin, a drink, a joke, and all those runs
Remembering Everton Weekes: a grin, a drink, a joke, and all those runs

A Barbados champion who enjoyed getting stuck into bowlers and living life to the fullest

The style was the thing with Qadir
The style was the thing with Qadir

Some of it was make-believe, some real: the greatest legspinner of his time had style in spades

The accidental captain who emerged shining
The accidental captain who emerged shining

Wadekar was appointed to the role of India captain on a whim, and rewarded the faith placed in him with two iconic series wins

In praise of Paddy and Goel paaji
In praise of Paddy and Goel paaji

Padmakar Shivalkar and Rajinder Goel, who are honoured by the BCCI this week, were so much more than hard-luck stories

The tireless champion of women's cricket liberation
The tireless champion of women's cricket liberation

Rachael Heyhoe-Flint was a larger-than-life personality who was never afraid to take on cricket's male establishment

The man who wouldn't say 'Mister'
The man who wouldn't say 'Mister'

Sid O'Linn's cricket career was possibly hampered by a rebellious streak, but given a chance to tour England, he got a divorce to ensure his selection

The hinge between South Africa's old and new
The hinge between South Africa's old and new

Courageous, selfless and cautious, Trevor Goddard was the link between notable eras for his team

'I doubt anyone will take care of me like Mashrafe <i>bhai</i>'
'I doubt anyone will take care of me like Mashrafe bhai'

As Mashrafe Mortaza completes 15 years in international cricket, his team-mates and friends recall their favourite stories about him

Cho's mystery
Cho's mystery

Former Australian spinner John Gleeson was unreadable on and off the field. A team-mate remembers

My mate Tangles
My mate Tangles

Looking back at the wit and bowling of Max Walker

Remembering South Africa's first fast bowling hero
Remembering South Africa's first fast bowling hero

Lindsay Tuckett lost his best years to the war, and when he got the chance to play Tests, he bowled with virtually no support

Ken Higgs, a heart-of-oak bowler, and one of Lancashire's finest
Ken Higgs, a heart-of-oak bowler, and one of Lancashire's finest

With remorseless accuracy and an ability to find swing and cut, Ken Higgs might have won more than 15 Test caps for England

Woodcock at 90
Woodcock at 90

The often outspoken former cricket correspondent of the Times, turns ten short of a century on Sunday

My mentor Tony
My mentor Tony

Tony Cozier encouraged me to pursue a career in journalism and was a source of motivation and support all through

A Bajan boy steeped in Caribbean flavours
A Bajan boy steeped in Caribbean flavours

Cozier came to be the voice of West Indian cricket because he knew the game, and the landscape it came from, intimately

Marty goes to rest
Marty goes to rest

A friend, an opponent, a brother, Martin Crowe touched hearts with his batting and his deep thoughtfulness