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His hankie Headingley 1981 was a Test match that immortalized Ian Botham in the eyes of so many teenagers that he’s still their cricket hero a quarter of a century later.

Alan Knott – One of the Most Eccentric Characters in Cricket

The eccentricities of genius Mark Pougatch loved Alan Knott for his uniqueness. His hankie Headingley 1981 was a Test match that immortalized Ian Botham in the eyes of so many teenagers that he’s still their cricket hero a quarter...

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...
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...
Peter Marner

Peter Marner – First Person to Win List-A Man-of-the-Match Award

Lancashire all-rounder Peter Marner was born on March 31, 1936, at Greenacres Oldham, Lancashire. Peter Marner was the youngest player to represent the county, making his debut against Sussex in August 1952 at the age of 16 years and...
Pakistan Conquers England at Multan in 2005. England started off as favorites due to their much-hyped performance in the Ashes series against Australia.

Pakistan Conquers England at Multan in 2005

Pakistan Conquers England at Multan in 2005. England started off as favorites due to their much-hyped performance in the Ashes series against Australia. But an unfortunate incidental injury to their Captain Michael Vaughan dampened the spirits in the English...
Mark Butcher played a dazzling innings against Australia at the Oval. Mark Butcher Leads with a Dazzler

Ashes Memories – Mark Butcher Leads with a Dazzler

Mark Butcher played a dazzling inning against Australia at the Oval. England left-hand batsman Mark Butcher came back from near nothingness to cement his place. This was a rare feat in cricket history as he scored an unbeaten 173...
Mandy Mitchell-Innes: An Intelligent University Talent

Mandy Mitchell-Innes – An Intelligent University Talent

Norman Mandy Mitchell-Innes England's oldest surviving Test cricketer, died on December 28, 2006, at the age of 92. He was the last England cricketer who played a Test before the Second World War, and his death left the 89-year-old...
Ken Cranston, who captained England once in 1947-48, died on January 8 2007, at the age of 89. He became England's one of oldest living Test cricketer.

Ken Cranston – A Tall and Lithe All Rounder

Ken Cranston, who captained England once in 1947-48, died on January 8 at the age of 89. He became England's oldest living Test cricketer on the death of Mandy Mitchell-Innes on December 28, 2006. That mantle now passes to...
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David Gower – Majestic Left-Hander and Great Entertainer

This brief conversation was taken place between David Gower and Ahmer Khokhar in 1997. David Gower was an outstanding batsman of rare elegance who thrilled crowds wherever he played with wonderful wrist stroke-play. Such was his popularity that when...

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Umar Akmal – Intelligent, Talented, But Always Tainted

Test batsman Umar Akmal and his two brothers Kamran Akmal and Adnan Akmal have also played Test cricket for Pakistan. World number one batsman...

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