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Martin Johnson: Big Bob untouchable as man of the series

It was, by anyone’s standards, a bit of a disaster, and the post mortems, inquests and soul searching would have gone on for quite some time after England’s Test series hammering by Pakistan. How awful was that? Who’s to blame? … Continue reading

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Willis criticism of Saeed Ajmal angers Rhodes

Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes has criticised Bob Willis for raising doubts about the legality of Saeed Ajmal’s bowling action after the Pakistan off-spinner had taken a career-best seven for 55 in the first Test against England in Dubai. … Continue reading

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Reader’s verdict and polls 2011

“Botham is ‘becoming a boorish and opinionated caricature’ and has more detractors even than Bob Willis (Sky) who is ‘a dinosaur, pure and simple.’” Dissatisfied fans air their opinion as John Stern covers the readers’ best and worst of 2011 … Continue reading

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Rob Steen: Did this man play cricket’s most defiant innings?

In a County Championship match at Grace Road in 1971, Glamorgan were teetering on a decidedly unprincely 11 for 8 when Don Shepherd joined Peter Walker. Aware that the lowest first-class total was 12, legend has it Walker said to his … Continue reading

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Rob Steen: Why Headingley ’81 was really a 900-1 shot

In 2001, readers of The Observer voted England’s probability-scuppering victory in the 1981 Headingley Ashes Test “Britain’s Most Memorable Sporting Moment”. I can’t believe my gob was the only one smacking itself. Not out of disapproval, but sheer incredulity. Granted, … Continue reading

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