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First produced for Summer 1973, the Cricketer Quarterly was published every three months: summer, autumn, winter and spring, for 32 years… quite a feat in ‘modern’ publishing. They are all a uniform A5 in size with colour covers. And are very comprehensive with first-class scores in detail from around the world. [Read More…]

Warning: R. Ashwin is here

As Australia ponders the make-up of its top six for the first Test in Adelaide, KEN PIESSE sounds a warning that too many left-handers could spell gloom and doom, especially with R. Ashwin in the opposition dressing room

NEVER before has a humble finger spinner promised to reek such destruction on the dawn of a major new Test series as cricket’s new spin king Ravichandran Ashwin.

Ashwin’s likely mastery over Australia’s top six threatens to derail Australia’s bid to recapture the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. [Read More…]