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We've Don good, The Home Front's Test Match Special is 'catch of the day' and helps us forget that Aussie mauling

THE bare statistics on day one of this Lord’s Test would make any true English cricket fan want to run for the covers.

After thumping the Aussies in the opening Ashes encounter of the 2015 five-match series, captain Alastair Cook’s men were cock-a-hoop. 487 more words

Don Bradman and the legend of 99.94

On the morning of the first day of the fifth test of the 1948 Ashes series, England captain Norman Yardley won the toss of the coin, and elected to bat first on a rain affected pitch. 992 more words


August 16th - Yabba

Leave our flies alone Jardine, they’re the only friends you’ve got here!“.

One of the famous cries from the man who could be Australia’s first documented sporting heckler, Yabba. 130 more words

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In Remembrance: Douglas Jardine

On 18th June, 1958, Douglas Robert Jardine breathed his last in a sanatorium in Switzerland. Today, 56 years later, here’s remembering the man for whom cricket was a beautiful, beautiful game that is battle and service, sport and art.

Douglas Jardine

Final act of the infamous Bodyline drama, and a look back at how Bradman countered the menace : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

There was still a Test match to be gone through, and that face-off at Sydney was remarkably similar to the fourth. Australia batted first again and put a strong total of 435 at more than four runs an over. 1,571 more words


England clinch the Bodyline series at Brisbane : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Australia began well in the Brisbane Test as Richardson and Woodfull raised 133 runs. The former was in fine nick, scoring 83 off 146 balls. The skipper, in his familiarly cautious mode, helped Bradman put on another 67 runs. 296 more words


The scourge of Bodyline in its ugliest form. Perhaps the most acrimonious Test match in history : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Jardine won the toss at Adelaide and set out to open the innings with Sutcliffe. Soon Wall brought one back to knock off his leg-stump. The paceman then got his out-swinger to Hammond to rear, and the snick was taken by Oldfield. 3,809 more words