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Good Gear Guide 2012

IN THE MARCH ISSUE, ON SALE NOW: We review 125 pieces of kit in our annual smorgasbord. PLUS the return of The Don, our top-secret first-class cricketer

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Graham Thorpe

IN THE MARCH ISSUE, ON SALE NOW: On batting in the subcontinent, and how to train England’s youngsters to combat spin

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Authorities “swept corruption under the carpet” – Topley

Exclusive… In 1994, Don Topley became the first man to blow the whistle on corruption in cricket, a stance for which he was ridiculed by players and ostracised by the authorities. Topley has never forgotten how he was treated. He … Continue reading

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2012 National Village Cup Draw

The draw for the 2012 National Village Cup has now been made. The competition, which celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year gets under way on Sunday, April 22 with the Preliminary Round. Please note that the regional boundaries of some … Continue reading

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MCC and The Times support the Village Cup

IT’S the cricket cup that offers village amateurs the chance of fulfilling their dreams – walking through the Long Room to play at Lord’s. The National Village Cup reaches its 40th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, the MCC has … Continue reading

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Tendulkar v Ponting

IN THE FEBRUARY ISSUE, ON SALE NOW: The Cricketer compares and contrasts two all-time greats as they face one another for perhaps the final time… Subscribe here

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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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England’s Year in Review

“It might seem a trivial affectation but it was a symbol of togetherness, an indication that this England were comfortable in each other’s company and wanted to share success, which was not always the case in the recent past.” John … Continue reading

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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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Tony Greig on life as the businessman cricketer

Cricketers have never had it so financially good and Tony Greig, captain of courage and controversy in the 1970s, may be hailed now as their champion. He is still the arch professional, as Crispin Andrews discovered in the December 2011 … Continue reading

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