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John Reid – Star of the Backwoods

John Reid spent weekdays selling fuel to farmers, weekends batting in the local park, and holidays playing for New Zealand. Oamaru on the South Island of New Zealand is a base camp for a farming community. Many decades back...

Mike Atherton – Stubborn Opening Batsman of his Era

You might be feeling nostalgic about anything to do with English cricket. The only ‘good old days’ when long to return to are the Edgbaston and Trent Bridge Tests of 2005. With the Michael Atherton years, I wish to...
When Lillee retired from Test cricket in 1984 against Pakistan, he had more wickets to his name – 355 at 23.92

Dennis Lillee – Outstanding Fast Bowler of His Generation

In any list of those who were fast bowlers pure and simple, Dennis Lillee must rank very high up. Many cricket legends have placed Malcolm Marshall ahead of him, but there was not that much between them in terms of ability...
he was the most effective of his generation and the central figure in the regeneration of Australian cricket in the 1980s.

Allan Border – Central Figure in the Regeneration of Australian Cricket

Allan Border was perhaps not the most elegant left-hander you will ever see. But he was the most effective of his generation and the central figure in the regeneration of Australian cricket in the 1980s. He was a tremendous competitor, extremely...

The Majestic Sachin Tendulkar – 1989–2013

Sahin Tendulkar throughout the intervening period, at least up to late 2013 when he finally bowed out amid great fanfare in his home city of Mumbai, the little master continued to play the game at the highest level and,...
Andy Roberts was the godfather to the modern generation of West Indies fast bowlers. He came from what was at the time the cricketing backwater of Antigua.

Andy Roberts West Indies 1974–83

Andy Roberts was the godfather to the modern generation of West Indies fast bowlers. He came from what was at the time the cricketing backwater of Antigua. A Caribbean island that had not previously produced a Test cricketer and...
Shane Warne leads Australia from the field after claiming his 700th Test wicket, Australia v Eng2

Shane Warne – Greatest Bowlers in the History of the Game

Shane Warne born on 13 September 1969 at Ferntree Gully, Victoria. He was an Australian cricketer, commentator, and captained Australia in ODI. Australian leg spinner Shane Warne changed the culture of the game. Shane Warne's test debut came against India...
Many cricketers grew up on tales of Doug Wright born on August 21st, 1914, and his brilliance as a legspinner for Kent and England.

Doug Wright – The Man of Hat-tricks

Many cricketers grew up on tales of Doug Wright born on August 21st, 1914, and his brilliance as a legspinner for Kent and England. Great Sir Don Bradman rated him the most dangerous he ever faced. Wright took 108...
England off spinner Jim Laker was interviewed by John Reason for The Cricketer, England in 1966.

Jim Laker – Interview After Memorable 19 for 90

England off-spinner Jim Laker was interviewed by John Reason for The Cricketer, England in 1966. We reproduce below Jim Laker’s views on the match and unsurpassable record as it makes interesting reading. On the day before the match, we went...
He was cricket with an astounding reputation, a man who had scored 508 runs in his first Test series against Bill Lawry's wearing Aussies during the winter of 1969-70.

Barry Richards – Down Memory Lane

Nostalgia has always dwelled on the ancient days of cricket on the dwindling settings of the past, reflections being evolved only with the viewable trivia, at an outstretched range. For cricket dogmatists, it is always heartening to glance through...