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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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David Gower on the 'forgotten' 1985 Ashes: interview

Everyone recalls the Ashes series of Ian Botham (and Mike Brearley) in 1981, and Mike Gatting’s all-conquering trip down under in 1986/87. There was a third English triumph over Australia in the Eighties, however, and it does not attract the acclaim it deserves. 1,675 more words


Ashes series that defined captaincy careers

Is it overdramatic to say this summer’s Ashes result will make or break Alastair Cook’s captaincy?
Another success, to go with the 2013 home win, while not erasing the scar of the subsequent winter whitewash, will be a huge fillip. 369 more words

‘That’s vintage Jimmy Anderson’

“My dear old things, wonderful to see you both, but why are we here?”
“I don’t know, Blowers, I just had this anonymous invite. What about you, Lubo?” 341 more words


Remember the personalities?

This article has been rewritten, due to two ‘cricketing’ events that have just taken place. One was extraordinary; the other wasn’t. One is attracting huge media coverage; one isn’t. 1,936 more words


The Commentators, 7” vinyl 45, The Oval, Surrey, England

In 1985 Paul Hardcastle had a bit of a hit in England  with a Vietnam War song called 19. This was two years after Redgum’s… 288 more words

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