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Hansie Cronje with the earpiece he was forced to remove at the first drinks break

1999

A word in your ear

When Bob Woolmer and Hansie Cronje fell foul of the ICC in their attempt to use technology to help their communication

Michael Vaughan prepares to sweep

When Vaughan was golden

Until Joe Root came along, the last time England could boast about having the world's best batsman in their ranks was in 2002, the year of Michael Vaughan

Oval groundsman Bosser Martin poses with his four-ton roller

The Oval grind of 1938

Playing a Test to the finish, however long that might take, seemed a good idea once upon a time. But a 900-plus total showed why that wasn't the case