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Basil D’Oliveira: A Symbol of Strength and Hope

“He was a living example that apartheid, based on notions of innate superiority, was wrong. Given opportunities, there would be many Basils.” Ashwin Desai describes the inspirational life and career of Basil D’Oliveira in January’s Issue of The Cricketer. Subscribe … Continue reading

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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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Trevor Bailey 1923-2011

Doug Insole, Trevor Bailey’s predecessor as captain at Essex, saw a sure-footed rebel hone his technique to become one of England’s front-line bowlers. But he never forgot his county TREVOR BAILEY’s death was as unexpected as it was tragic. I … Continue reading

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Fifty Finest and In a League of Their Own

Richard Whitehead reviews Fifty Finest: A Tribute to England’s Test Cricket History by Andrew Bee Bridge Books, pb, 272pp, £9.99 In a League of Their Own: 100 Cricket Legends Select Their World XI by Richard Sydenham DB Publishing, pb, 190pp, … Continue reading

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The 2010/11 Ashes Series Complete Collection

Edward Craig reviews The 2010-11 Ashes Series Complete Collection Lace, 7-disc DVD box-set, 660 mins £44.99 Who would not want to watch it all over again? But a documentary which aims to get under the skin of England’s Ashes victory … Continue reading

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Ashes 2011: England’s Victory by Gideon Haigh

Steve James reviews Ashes 2011: England’s Record-Breaking Series Victory by Gideon Haigh Autumn, hb, 285pp, £12.99 Publishers may be keen to get their Ashes books out as fast as possible but does content suffer in the rush? Not if the writer … Continue reading

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Cool Bell would have been IPL bargain

So it is now eight Twenty20 wins on the trot for England, a world record, if that means anything given the short history of Twenty20 internationals. How have they done it? Staying cool would have to be the number one … Continue reading

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England must consider five-man attack

Aside from the titanic performance from England’s top three, the lesson to come out of the batathon at the Gabba is England OUGHT to play five bowlers at Adelaide. Of course they won’t but they should. Or are they playing … Continue reading

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