History of Cricket
1960-61 South Africa v England & New Zealand v Australia - women‘s tests

1960-61 South Africa v England & New Zealand v Australia - women‘s tests

October 24, 2021

Two South African players walk out to bat in the first women's Test match in South Africa against England.

Australia begin the post Betty Wilson era in New Zealand

1960 England v South Africa -

1960 England v South Africa -

October 17, 2021

After the Sharpeville Massacre South African cricket tours were viewed in a very different light.

Neil Adcock was determined to make his second visit to England a success. 

1959-60 West Indies v England - Missing Pieces

1959-60 West Indies v England - Missing Pieces

October 10, 2021

West Indies and England were incomplete sides at the turn of the decade as each sought the right ingredients to become successful. Ken Barrington of Surrey was one promising newcomer in England's side

Team of the Decade - the 1950s

Team of the Decade - the 1950s

October 3, 2021

Godfrey Evans made my team of the 1950's, who are your chosen XI?

India v Australia - Tougher than Expected

India v Australia - Tougher than Expected

September 26, 2021

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Jaisimha created a unique record by batting on every day of a 5 day test match, he was not out overnight in the first innings on days 1 and 2, came in as nightwatchman on day 3, batted all day and was out for 74 on the final day during the drawn 5th test.

1959-60 Pakistan v Australia - Preparation is the Key

1959-60 Pakistan v Australia - Preparation is the Key

September 19, 2021

Saeed Ahmed is one of the stars of Pakistans batting history but doesn't get the credit he deserves due to his relative lack of success in England

 

I had a heavy cold this week, hopefully that does not spoil your enjoyment of this episode.

1959 - England v India - Divided and Conquered

1959 - England v India - Divided and Conquered

September 12, 2021

Had England solved their opening crisis? Geoff Pullar of Lancashire becomes an Old Trafford legend

1958-59 New Zealand v England - A day at the Movies

1958-59 New Zealand v England - A day at the Movies

September 5, 2021

Ted Dexter recently passed away, he is remembered, said Mike Atherton, as much for the way he played the game as for the number of runs scored. A late addition to the 1958-59 Ashes team, the hectic travel and lack of match practice was unfair to a young player. When he arrived in New Zealand he showed his true talent, scored a maiden test century and took wickets too.

1958-59 Pakistan v West Indies - Two of a kind

1958-59 Pakistan v West Indies - Two of a kind

August 29, 2021

Collie Smith the diminutive Jamaican all-rounder described by Gary Sobers as the best all rounder in the team who completed their winter tour of 1958-59 in Pakistan.

Ashes 1958 - 59 - Chuckers and Blockers

Ashes 1958 - 59 - Chuckers and Blockers

August 22, 2021

Victoria's Colin McDonald gave Australia a stable platform opening the batting for nearly a decade and leading the averages in 1958-59, but it was controversial bowling became the biggest talking point.

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