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Simon O'Donnell
Simon O'Donnell

Wisden overview Few cricketers have known such highs and lows as Simon O'Donnell

All-time W100 ODI Top 10s
All-time W100 ODI Top 10s

Full ODI bowling table

Jonathan Bairstow
Jonathan Bairstow

Wisden has long carried details of schools cricket. As far back as 1865, the second edition included an account of the previous year's Eton v Harrow match

Hove holocaust
Hove holocaust

March 6, 1984 is the centenary of the birth of Ted Alletson, unchallengeably the greatest `single innings' batsman, and, on that evidence perhaps, the most spectacular hitter in cricket history

'Is that you, John Wayne?'
'Is that you, John Wayne?'

1995 A memorable duel between Curtly Ambrose and Steve Waugh, as West Indies took control of the third Test in Trinidad.

Fringe benefits
Fringe benefits

The likes of Avishkar Salvi, Gautam Gambhir, Alan Dawson and Jacques Rudolph may look back on the TVS Cup with some fondness, but for the vast majority, it won't even merit a place in the recesses of the memory.

Of dentists and dancing girls
Of dentists and dancing girls

When the suggestion of spending a day in the Trini Posse Stand arose, this particular rover accepted the challenge. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it.

Target Australia
Target Australia

Buoyed by the impressive performances of the Indian seamers over the past five months, coach John Wright hoped that the good run would continue when India tour Australia for a four-Test series later this year

Lamentable
Lamentable

They have to acknowledge that their greatest era, founded on a depth of batting talent and a seemingly endless supply of genuinely fast bowlers, is finally over.

McKenzie wins the day
McKenzie wins the day

The least important match of the tournament produced the most excitement, but South Africa got over their early jitters and chased the target of 216 with five wickets and eight balls to spare.

Captaincy conundrum
Captaincy conundrum

Poor Graeme Smith was the latest victim of the Imposition Syndrome. It's a term, just invented, to describe the indecent haste to impose newly gained authority.

Seizing the moment
Seizing the moment

Today's was an inconsequential game that both sides took seriously

One more final
One more final

India may have lost the last league game against South Africa, but their confidence has not been dented.

Damp squib
Damp squib

For their second final in three tournaments, the Indians watched it pour down

A time to share
A time to share

For the second time in three finals, India waited in the pavilion as the rain pummelled down and washed out the game.

Dalmiya and Zia to meet
Dalmiya and Zia to meet

Jagmohan Dalmiya, the chief of the Indian cricket board, and Tauqir Zia, his Pakistani counterpart, will meet in Dubai early next month in an attempt to resolve the impasse arising out of the Indian government's refusal to sanction cricket matches

Testing time in Trinidad
Testing time in Trinidad

The second round of the Frank Worrell Trophy starts in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on Saturday (April 19), and there's not much to suggest that it will be anything but another knockout for West Indies

Hussain stays on for Tests
Hussain stays on for Tests

It's about as surprising as hearing of another Ashes defeat for England, but Nasser Hussain has been confirmed as England's Test captain for the coming summer

'We need more time': Smith
'We need more time': Smith

Graeme Smith and Shaun Pollock, the current and deposed captains of South Africa, have both asked for more time to mould the team into a top-class unit

Learning to fight again
Learning to fight again

A 35th consecutive defeat seems no occasion to be positive about Bangladesh