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Mike Watkinson has earned his England cap, believe me. He has never been given anything.

The Rise of Mike Watkinson

Former England opener Graeme Fowler looks at the rise and rise of his former Lancashire teammate. Mike Watkinson has earned his England cap, believe me. He has never been given anything. For some years before he joined the Lancashire...
Eng v WI Fourth Test at Leeds in 2000 Eng beat WI by an innings & 39 runs on the 2nd day of the 4th Test match at Headingley to take a 2-1 lead.

Memorable Match – Eng v WI Fourth Test at Leeds in 2000

In an unbelievable match when England beat West Indies by an innings and 39 runs on the second day of the fourth Test match at Headingley to take a 2 -1 lead in the five-Test series. Welcome to the...
Ben Holliake

Ben Hollioake – A Star Which Could Not Shine

Benjamin Caine Hollioake was born on 11 November 1977 in Melbourne Australia. However, the death of Ben Hollioake in Australia at the tragically young age of 24 happened at a time when his cricket career looked ready to ignite...
Brian Statham - Modest Background was True Great

Brian Statham – Modest Background was True Great

Brian Statham was a modest man from a modest background who was a truly great fast bowler. Brian Statham, one of England’s great fast bowlers was 69 at the time of his death and had been suffering from Leukemia....

Colin Cowdrey – First Batsman to Play 100 Tests

The second of three generations of first-class cricketers, Michael Colin Cowdrey was born on 24 December 1932 at Putumala, India. His father Ernest made one first-class appearance for Europeans in the Bombay Quadrangular Tournament in 1926-2. His sons, Chris...
Jack Hobbs was also known as Sir John Berry Hobbs.

Jack Hobbs – First Professional Cricketer to be Knighted

Jack Hobbs was born on 16 December 1882 in at Cambridge. Jack Hobbs was also known as Sir John Berry Hobbs. His first-class cricket career spanned 30 years and brought him fame everywhere as a player second to none....
Peter Such played 11 test matches and scored 67 runs with the best of 14*, 4 catches, and grabbed 37 wickets @ 33.56 with the 2 times five wickets an innings.

Peter Such – Classical Off Spinner

Peter Such was born on 12 June 1964 at Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Peter Such went to Lantern Lane Primary School and Harry Carlton Comprehensive School in East Leake before his family moved to the south. Such prosperous in cricket...

Jim McConnon – England Right Arm Off Spin Bowler

England right-arm off-spinner Jim McConnon was born on 21 June 1922 at Burnopfield, Durham. He was a right-hand batsman who played for Glamorgan and England. Jim McConnon was died on January 26, 2003at his home in Altrincham, at the...

Harold Larwood – Notts and England 1904

Harold Larwood - Nothing that has happened in international politics in my lifetime is as dramatic and miraculous as Harold Larwood's return to Australia as a welcomed emigrant. The cordial post-war reception given by German crowds to Churchill was...
Brian Luckhurst – A Dependable English Batsman Who Knew His Limitations

Brian Luckhurst – A Dependable English Batsman

Brian Luckhurst the former England and Kent batsman died on March 1, 2005, at the age of 66. Luckhurst who was associated with Kent County Cricket Club for more than 50 years ended up as their president. He had...

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9 Late and Lamented Pakistani Test Cricketers

James Southerton, an off-break bowler who was a no11 batsman for England and Surrey became the first-ever Test cricketer to die of natural or...

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