History of Cricket
1954 England v New Zealand women - Cinderella comes to the ball

1954 England v New Zealand women - Cinderella comes to the ball

May 2, 2021

Molly Hide, England's captain and her best player leads her side for the last time as New Zealand arrive for their first overseas tour.

1954-55 Pakistan v India - Honours Even

1954-55 Pakistan v India - Honours Even

April 25, 2021

The BCCI award for the best Indian International cricketer of the year is named after Polly Umrigar, primarily a batsman he could also turn his arm over for a bit of off spin.

1954-55 Ashes - Typhoon Tyson

1954-55 Ashes - Typhoon Tyson

April 18, 2021

Frank Tyson, fast bowler, some say he was the fastest bowler of all time. When it goes wrong it can go horribly wrong, but when the ball is on target its murder.

1954 England v Pakistan - Smoke & Mirrors

1954 England v Pakistan - Smoke & Mirrors

April 11, 2021

Fazal Mahmood fights back, the first in an illustrious line of fast bowlers from Pakistan, and the first to win Wisden Cricketer of the year, his father advised him to walk 5 miles and run 5 miles everyday to build up his stamina. (We also recommend that he stops smoking.)

1954 -West Indies v England - Men Behaving Badly

1954 -West Indies v England - Men Behaving Badly

April 4, 2021

Some saw the MCC tour of 1953-54 to the West Indies as a test of White Imperialist versus colonial majority rule, tempers flared, standing above all of that was Clyde Walcott and he also stood above all the other batsmen in this series.

1953-54 South Africa v New Zealand - 6 of Hearts

1953-54 South Africa v New Zealand - 6 of Hearts

March 28, 2021

Tragedy at Tangiwai provided the backdrop for acts of great courage in the second test at Christmas in Johannesburg 1953, Bob Blair and Bert Sutcliffe, pictured, take a world record 25 runs off one 8 ball over bowled by South African off spinner Hugh Tayfield.

1953 Ashes - Year of the Barnacle

1953 Ashes - Year of the Barnacle

March 21, 2021

Trevor Bailey by turns useful, tidy, pugnacious and bloody minded. This was a year English cricket fans had waited for

1953 - New Zealand v South Africa

1953 - New Zealand v South Africa

March 14, 2021

Its a low key end to an exciting winter, when South Africa conclude their antipodean adventure by visiting New Zealand; meanwhile the most famous New Zealander of all time climbs THAT mountain.

 

I am using a non-cricket image this week because its such an iconic image and something beautiful to carry around in your pocket.

1953 - West Indies v India - Love Island

1953 - West Indies v India - Love Island

March 7, 2021

Its India's first trip to the Caribbean to play the West Indies, for Subhash Gupte it was love at first sight.

We also find out why Clyde Walcott was upset by his Uncle Harold.

1952-53 Australia v South Africa - Rank Outsiders

1952-53 Australia v South Africa - Rank Outsiders

February 28, 2021

Jack Cheetham's South Africa sprung not one but two of the biggest shocks in Test cricket history; they used sports science, hard work and fielding drill to drag themselves into a contest everyone said was unwinnable

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