Tribute


Martin the invincible
Martin the invincible

At the crease Crowe was elegant and imposing. Off it, especially after he left cricket, he was completely alive, always in the moment, and possessed of a desire to learn

'Brendon had the ability to make his players exceed their expectations'
'Brendon had the ability to make his players exceed their expectations'

Brendon McCullum earned respect because he brought the best out of his players and believed in having a healthy relationship with the opposition

Baz and I
Baz and I

It wasn't the easiest thing in the world being in the same team as Brendon McCullum

The people's legend
The people's legend

Brendon McCullum is a New Zealand icon because he's equal parts good bloke, straight shooter and gambler - not an untouchable deity but rather the guy from two doors down

How do you measure McCullum?
How do you measure McCullum?

The excitement you felt when you watched him captain or fly through the air to save a boundary, or tapping his bat, about to face a ball - you can't put a number to it

The multifaceted life of John Bannon
The multifaceted life of John Bannon

The late Cricket Australia board director was passionate about politics and history, and his contribution to Australian sport extended beyond cricket

Farewell to a Gaelic hero
Farewell to a Gaelic hero

John Mooney, who has retired from international cricket, was an indefatigable and inspirational competitor

Expecting Sehwag to do the unexpected
Expecting Sehwag to do the unexpected

Opposition captains always feared: what if Sehwag gets going? Everyone else just learned to accept that he would forever surprise

A wild animal of batting
A wild animal of batting

There are batsmen you can explain, whose magic you can unravel. Virender Sehwag was not one of them

Remembering Spinner Kline
Remembering Spinner Kline

In memory of an Australian bowler who featured in one of the greatest series of all time

A background man in the era of West Indian dominance
A background man in the era of West Indian dominance

Steve Camacho's experience as a player played a big part in his success as a long-serving administrator in West Indies cricket

The other side of speedy Frank
The other side of speedy Frank

A long-time friend remembers the demon bowler off the field

The embodiment of a Yorkshireman
The embodiment of a Yorkshireman

Brian Close was courageous, of course, but also outspoken, indestructible, and bloody-minded

'Would pick Sangakkara to bat for my life'
'Would pick Sangakkara to bat for my life'

Former team-mates, captains, coaches, opposition players pay tribute to Kumar Sangakkara

The epitome of a South African age
The epitome of a South African age

In the 1970s and 1980s, heroes didn't come any more impressive in Transvaal, but in the end, Clive Rice was destined to be part of a forgotten generation

The talented Mr Trumper
The talented Mr Trumper

A hundred years after his death, a look back at the life and career of the Australian legend who was possibly a better batsman than the Don on pitches ravaged by the elements

Fifty-two years with Benords
Fifty-two years with Benords

Gracious and generous, Richie Benaud was a thorough professional but with a wicked sense of humour

The day Richie died
The day Richie died

Sharing a commentary box with Richie Benaud was an enriching, inspiring, and sometimes overwhelming experience

Remembering Richie, a mentor and a friend
Remembering Richie, a mentor and a friend

When cracked ribs couldn't stop Benaud from enjoying a lunch with his legendary West Indian opponents in Barbados

Ninety years of Everton Weekes
Ninety years of Everton Weekes

Sixty-six years ago, a century eluded the legendary West Indies batsman. He now has another chance, without bat in hand, to reach that magical figure