Memorabilia

A VICTORIAN LEGEND: DEAN JONES, 1961-2020

A VICTORIAN LEGEND: DEAN JONES, 1961-2020

| January 12, 2022

The cricket world was shocked to learn of the sudden death of the former Australian batsman Dean Jones at the…

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F. E. CHAUDHRY, The First Action Lensman

F. E. CHAUDHRY, The First Action Lensman

| December 10, 2021

Not much of the early visual and print history of Pakistan cricket was ever preserved. There were scattered writers like…

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Johnny Briggs, Lancashire’s Popular 19th Century Hero

Johnny Briggs, Lancashire’s Popular 19th Century Hero

| November 22, 2021

Was ever a cricketer more loved than Johnny Briggs? There may, I suppose, have been a few, but at his…

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Azhar, The revolving door at the crease

Azhar, The revolving door at the crease

| August 5, 2021

Batsman with magical wrists. Or batsman with 100 strokes. It seemed he was born to bat and Mohammad Azharuddin, at…

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Alan Knott: The eccentric gloveman

Alan Knott: The eccentric gloveman

| May 31, 2021

Huish, Hubble, Ames, Levett, Evans … great work behind the wickets has been a feature of Kent cricket for long….

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A batting genius called Viswanath

A batting genius called Viswanath

| May 31, 2021

If ever God gave me a boon I would want to bat like GR Viswanath. Yes. There was a certain…

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Profile of John Arlott: Being Human

Profile of John Arlott: Being Human

| May 15, 2021

It was John Betjeman who changed the course of his life. The young man had moved on from his early…

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Sunil Gavaskar, A Master Batsman on Poor pitches

Sunil Gavaskar, A Master Batsman on Poor pitches

| April 2, 2021

Batting is as Sunil Gavaskar demonstrated. Flawless, skillful, radiant, and, importantly, making an authoritative statement at the crease. With a…

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Vinoo Mankad: The first great all-rounder of India

Vinoo Mankad: The first great all-rounder of India

| March 25, 2021

1956-57. Peter May’s England was in South Africa. A series full of drama, suspense, swings of fortune, and often superb…

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Mudassar Nazar: Remembering His Golden Spell

Mudassar Nazar: Remembering His Golden Spell

| March 15, 2021

England for some odd reason was regarded as the final frontier by our national sides of the sixties and seventies….

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