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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...
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...

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...
Wally Hammond was a giant among England cricketers. Their premier batsman in the period between Jack Hobbs and Len Hutton

Wally Hammond ! England Giant Batsman 1927–1947

Wally Hammond was a giant among England cricketers. Their premier batsman in the period between Jack Hobbs and Len Hutton while offering them so much more besides. He was a superb slip catcher and a highly able fast-medium bowler...
Gilberg Parkhouse also showed that he was equally adept against the fast bowlers and the spinners and during 1950, he scored 1,742 runs.

Gilbert Parkhouse – Glamorgan Prolific Opening Batsman

Gilbert Parkhouse was the former Glamorgan and England batsman, died at a nursing home in West Wales on August 10, 2000, at the age of 74. Parkhouse appeared in 435 first-class matches for the Welsh county and won seven...
There was a heroic dimension to Len Hutton cricket career that was not always evident even with some of England’s other very great batsman.

Len Hutton – Finest, Most Technically Correct Batsman

There was a heroic dimension to Len Hutton career that was not always evident even with some of England’s other very great batsmen. He had talent in abundance, all right. How else could he have scored a century in...
David Gower Cricketer

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...
Sydney Barnes finest hour was the 1911–12 tour of Australia when he and Frank Foster, Warwickshire all-rounder, spearheaded England to a 4–1 series triumph.

Sydney Barnes – Greatest Bowler of All Time

Sydney Barnes was by common consent the greatest bowler to appear before the First World War. Many good judges long after that still maintained there had never been better, and it is not hard to see why. Barnes’s record...
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....
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...

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In a County Championship match, Warwickshire vs Durham played on 6 June 1994. CRICKET’S two most prestigious records now belong to Brian Lara. Just...

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