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The American who became a cricket writer
The American who became a cricket writer

Mike Marqusee wrote on many subjects but particularly insightfully and searchingly on our game

Remembering Archie
Remembering Archie

Phillip Hughes' death brings to mind the grief felt across Australia at the passing of brilliant, humble 23-year-old Archie Jackson 81 years ago

The prizefighting artist
The prizefighting artist

There was something quite thrilling in the expectation of watching Phillip Hughes bat. Compelling and irresistible, he left a brushstroke on the canvas of the game

Big-hearted, broad-shouldered Davo
Big-hearted, broad-shouldered Davo

Former Australia allrounder Alan Davidson was a devastating fast bowler and a generous batsman, who has spent his life serving Australian sport in various capacities

The swashbuckling flight lieutenant
The swashbuckling flight lieutenant

Keith Miller lived his life and played his cricket king-size

The 'baby Invincible' who always stood tall
The 'baby Invincible' who always stood tall

The great Australian batsman always did justice to his precociousness and reputation for being adept in all conditions

A touch of Bradman
A touch of Bradman

Hundred in a session? Easy peasy for Doug Walters

Master of silken savagery
Master of silken savagery

He was an artiste who crafted the most technically demanding shots to perfection but lived for the pure adrenaline of battle

'India have missed out on a match-winner'
'India have missed out on a match-winner'

Murali Kartik was a complete bowler for every format and should have ended up with more than 300 Test wickets

A glimpse of genius
A glimpse of genius

Gary Gilmour was a supremely talented allrounder but his international record doesn't tell you just how much ability he possessed

An exemplar of the Bombay school
An exemplar of the Bombay school

Mantri may have had a modest record at the Test level, but that didn't prevent him from being an influential figure in Indian cricket

'Mandela created a future for SA cricket'
'Mandela created a future for SA cricket'

Till 1992 there was no thought about South Africa playing in the World Cup, but Mandela's words changed that immediately. Such was the power of Mandela

One of England's finest against pace
One of England's finest against pace

Reg Simpson, who has died aged 93, would have played far more for England but for the country's wealth of batting talent in the 1950s

Rocket Mann
Rocket Mann

Tony Mann, who turns 68 today, was an exceptional Australian legspinner growing up, but his over-use of the googly might have shortened his Test career significantly

Ear-splitting, earth-shaking, shiver-inducing
Ear-splitting, earth-shaking, shiver-inducing

Cricket writers pick their abiding Tendulkar memory

A servant of cricket
A servant of cricket

Commentator Munir Hussain devoted his life to the game, celebrating its magic and beauty

Joker, competitor, team man
Joker, competitor, team man

Zimbabwe left-arm spinner Ray Price combined humour and intensity in an international career that spanned over a decade

The big brother I wanted to be like
The big brother I wanted to be like

Batting and bowling alongside Chris Martin was a lesson in temperament

My Scottish chum
My Scottish chum

Team-mate, rival and friend, Mike Denness was a gentleman cricketer, a man with a happy disposition and a caring soul

Gracious captain; Kent legend
Gracious captain; Kent legend

With a strong work ethic and a moral compass that many a modern-day player would do well to follow, Mike Denness helped build and maintain the glory days of Kent cricket