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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

England

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

England

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

Opinion

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

Cricket Scoreboards

The one major disappointment I have is that I didn’t get a...

The one major disappointment I have is that I didn’t get a hundred against India in India. I got lots of runs against India in England including a double hundred I am very proud of. 8 more words

David Gower

You can make plans but if the opposition plays well, then all...

You can make plans but if the opposition plays well, then all your plans become worthless. – David Gower: http://dlvr.it/CwRVgF

David Gower