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Touring Aint No Fun

As the national cricket team leave Bangladesh, and leave full of praise for the local hospitality you can’t help but feel that the modern player is slightly cosseted and wrapped in cotton wool.   149 more words


Drawing: David Gower

This David Gower caricature was the final cross-hatching experimentation in my series of English cricketers who toured New Zealand in  the summer of 1991/92.  Considered as one of the most stylish and prolific batsman that has ever played the game, ‘Lord Gower’ recorded an impressive First Class record, accumulating over 26,000 runs at an average of 40.08, including 53 centuries, 18 of which were scored in Test matches, including his top total of 215 against Australia at Edgbaston during the 1985 Ashes series. 101 more words


Specials – English double centurions at Edgbaston

  As England and Pakistan continue their battle in the third Test at Edgbaston, let us take a look back at the double hundreds scored by English batsmen at this historic venue. 434 more words

Test Cricket

Nasser Hussain is brilliant. I am very impressed with him. With no disrespect to the current players, he has had to work with material which is not of the highest quality. 6 more words

David Gower

People are talking of his susceptibility to the rising delivery, but let me tell you that when you are out of form, every ball looks like a hand grenade. 6 more words

David Gower

On the 129th birth anniversary of Frank Woolley, an excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Equally, several people might question why Frank Woolley, with his modest Test record, is spoken of so glowingly. It is perhaps for the same reason as Trumper, for their abundant natural ability and uninhibited strokeplay. 707 more words


They have an understanding regime; they work hard and get results, they are a happy team. – David Gower http://ift.tt/1WCFlB4

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