Category Archives: Interview

Basil D’Oliveira: the 1966 interview

This is the full version of John Reason’s interview with Basil D’Oliveira in 1966, which appeared in The Cricketer. An edited extract of this article is published in the January 2012 issue of the magazine to mark the death of … Continue reading

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Vaughan praises India’s selection policy

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has praised the India management for leaving out some of their big-name players for their current Test series in the West Indies. “I think India are quite clever in managing their players,” Vaughan said. “Looking … Continue reading

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Bairstow surprises himself with double ton: listen now

PODCAST: To get your maiden first-class century is a big moment but Jonny Bairstow went one better with a wonderful 205 against Notts. Dave Callaghan watched it all and spoke to Jonny at the end of a memorable day. Dave … Continue reading

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Geraint Jones: Fletcher must use Tendulkar’s influence

by Kanishkaa Balachandran Geraint Jones, the England wicketkeeper during the 2005 Ashes series, is surprised that Duncan Fletcher has taken on the Indian coaching job. He says Fletcher’s biggest challenges will be dealing with the politics of Indian cricket and … Continue reading

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Viv Richards, Easter’s bunny

Nick Easter, England’s rugby union No.8, will captain his country in their Grand Slam showdown with Ireland on Saturday. He talks about why he loves putting batsmen under pressure with his erratic bowling and why his dad was a cricketing … Continue reading

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"I Loved Facing The Quicks"

David Steele, bespectacled and 33, was hauled out of the county game to face Lillee and Thomson. He was ‘the bank clerk who went to war’. His defiance of the Aussie quicks landed him the BBC Sports Personality of the … Continue reading

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The A To Z Of Batting Brilliance

Alastair Hignell admired Zaheer Abbas from the non-striker’s end Photograph: Adrian Murrell Bespectacled, studious and mild-mannered, he seemed more like a check-in clerk at Pakistan International Airways than the star player for their cricket team. Skinny, frail and allergic to … Continue reading

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Phone A Friend

The Professional Cricketers’ Association has grown from humble beginnings into a many-headed corporate beast. Robin Hutchison spent a week with one of its top men Jason Ratcliffe chose the wrong week to return from a family holiday in Cornwall. Switching … Continue reading

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John Stern: Tories won't push free-to-air Ashes

English cricket will learn in the next few weeks whether the new Government will back the proposal to return the Ashes to free-to-air television. But the overwhelming probability is that David Davies’ recommendation, announced late last year in his review … Continue reading

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Benj Moorehead: McCullum gets serious

Brendon McCullum is one of the faces of Twenty20 cricket. His extraordinary 158, which cut the IPL ribbon two years ago, is still the highest in the shortest format of the game and he made the second Twenty20 international century … Continue reading

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