Category Archives: May 2011

Fred Titmus 1932-2011

Only he and Wilfred Rhodes have played for their county in five decades but of all the extraordinary numbers attached to the name of Fred Titmus none conveys the impression he made when he began his waddle in from the … Continue reading

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John Clay 1924-2011

Historic county captain whose identity with Trent Bridge spanned eight decades writes Peter Wynne-Thomas BIKES and buggies. But for them I would be in a better position to describe cricket in the 20 years after the Second World War and … Continue reading

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Peter Loader 1929-2011

But for a sprouting of outstanding England pace bowlers this hero of the great Surrey side of the 1950s would have played many more Tests writes Christopher Martin-Jenkins PETER LOADER was genial company off the field but a feared and … Continue reading

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Slow Death: Memoirs of a Cricket Umpire

Telford Vice reviews Slow Death: Memoirs of a Cricket Umpire by Rudi Koertzen with Chris Schoeman Zebra Press, pb, 225pp, £14.99 To the South African umpire with the slowly raised finger one thing matters more than any other RUDI Koertzen … Continue reading

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Young Wisden: A New Fan’s Guide to Cricket

Alex Brinton reviews Young Wisden: A New Fan’s Guide to Cricket by Tim de Lisle and Lawrence Booth A&C Black, pb, 128pp, £9.99 The second edition of Young Wisden is just what I want, says TWC’s first 11-year-old reviewer. And he’s … Continue reading

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