Category Archives: Mar 2008

From The Editor: A Nightmare In 20:20 Vision

John Stern is the editor of The Wisden Cricketer Photograph: Pal Pillai/AFP/Getty Images I have a nightmarish vision of the future in which professional cricket is played solely in Twenty20 format, not by countries or counties or regions but by … Continue reading

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India's Money Changes Game Forever

Expert eye: Sambit Bal Photograph: Bollywood star and Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shahrukh Khan (DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images) The timing of Adam Gilchrist’s retirement was right but it did not stop the cynics from wondering if his multi-million dollar contract with … Continue reading

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Loose Talk: James Kirtley

Sussex’s James Kirtley, suspended for throwing in 2005, talks redemption and casts an expert eye over England’s wicketkeeping quandary Photograph: Mike Hewitt/ Getty Images Was your call-up to the England squad for the World Twenty20 a surprise? It was, although … Continue reading

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The Future Of Umpiring

Agenda: TV takeover We’ve had the falling out. Now for the fall-out. The Sydney explosion will bring a TV referral system within a year, says Stephen Brenkley Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images If Geoffrey Boycott’s grandmother, as he often insists, could … Continue reading

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XI Race Rows

Cricket’s fragile peace has often been broken by disputes about race. Rob Steen recalls some notorious incidents Photograph: Robert Cianflone/AFP/Getty Images 1. Basil D’Oliveira “If Apartheid had had its way, and it so nearly did, he would now be a … Continue reading

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Glimpse Of The End Of Tyranny

The heavy ball: Kevin Mitchell Photograph: Prakash Singh/ AFP/ Getty Images During what will no doubt come to be known as La Grande Terreur of international cricket, frightened adversaries went on the run and prayed nightly in their beds that … Continue reading

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Clive Radley: Who Said Only Turkeys Come Out Of Norfolk?

Amid the lashing rain and flat plains of a Norfolk childhood DJ Taylor relished the exploits of a local hero Photograph: Adrian Murrell/Getty Images I turned up the autograph album only the other day. Begun in 1972 and abandoned a … Continue reading

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Tips From The Top: Being A Left-armer

Left-armers are in fashion and Australia’s Nathan Bracken is among the best, especially in the one-day game. If you want to know the secret of a well-disguised slower ball, read on Interview by Daniel Brigham Photograph:Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images Being a … Continue reading

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Ilford Seconds 1, England 0

In 1986 New Zealand came to England for their 10th Test tour. None of the other nine had been victorious. But their hosts had already lost to India that summer and Richard Hadlee was in fine form. Mike Gatting (England … Continue reading

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Denis Evers 1913-2007

1913-2007 All-round sportsman who captained Worcestershire, by Paul Bolton Denis Evers was a talented all-round sportsman who played first-class cricket, rugby and squash in the 1930s and who had a distinguished war record with the RAF. Born in Pedmore near … Continue reading

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