History of Cricket
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.

1958-59 India v West Indies - Angry Young Man

1958-59 India v West Indies - Angry Young Man

August 15, 2021

Roy Gilchrist was a West Indian fast bowler he was also part of a generation of rebellious young men growing up in the 50s who kicked against society and didn't know when to stop

1958 England v New Zealand - Pocket full of Peace

1958 England v New Zealand - Pocket full of Peace

August 8, 2021

England's bowling attack had made it the number 1 side, Tony Lock had a wet summer to help his finger spin, now New Zealand had brought over some inexperienced batsmen, what could go wrong?

1957-58 West Indies v Pakistan - 300 plus 2

1957-58 West Indies v Pakistan - 300 plus 2

August 1, 2021

2 Record breaking innings - Gary Sobers announced himself on the world stage by scoring the highest test score, 365 not out while Hanif Mohammed's 337 is the longest ever test innings

1957 - 58 - England women in the Antipodes - Gotta have Faith

1957 - 58 - England women in the Antipodes - Gotta have Faith

July 25, 2021

Faith Thomas was determined to do things, the fact that she was a woman, raised in a childrens home and discriminated against because of her race would not stand in her way, she became a nurse, a civil rights campaigner and the first indigenous Australian to represent her country in international sport.

1957-58 - South Africa v Australia - Catching up

1957-58 - South Africa v Australia - Catching up

July 18, 2021

Its not easy being proclaimed as the next Don Bradman, Ian Craig was hailed as such when he became Australia's youngest baggy green cap, aged 17, he was then made its youngest ever Captain aged 22 in 1957, illness would lead to an equally early retirement. =He may not have been Bradman mk2 but he did have a big influence on Australia's 1957-58 team and on the Man of the Series, future captain Richie Benaud. 

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