Fifty years ago this month England were the midst of a tumultuous Test series against West Indies in the Caribbean. … Continue reading Trouble in paradise
Rob Smyth finds something comforting in the recurring nightmare of an England batting collapse Continue reading Guilty pleasures
England’s series opener against the West Indies at Edgbaston will see the first use of a pink ball in a Test match in the UK. Alison Mitchell tells the story behind the newcomer’s construction…
On July 11, when Afghanistan played their first match at Lord’s, the Compton and Mound Stands – packed with Pashtun passion – were where the party was at. Continue reading Joining the Afghan party at Lord’s
July 27 will see The Oval stage its 100th Test. In an article first published in issue 17 of The Nightwatchman (an Oval special), Michael Holding reflects on the socio-political dimensions of the West Indies win in 1976.
By John Woodcock So effectively, at times irresistibly, did Vivian Richards’s West Indian side play in the first three Test matches … Continue reading The West Indians in Australia, 1988-89