Shot Stories

Whistlin' past the ear

In 1975-76 against West Indies, Jeff Thomson was struggling to live up to his fearsome reputation. But on Boxing Day he let rip

July 2016

The roles they played

Playwright Terence Rattigan's 1953 film The Final Test featured six England Test cricketers

June 2016

Zip, zap, boom

Pakistan's first series win in England came via an innings victory at Headingley, where Imran Khan took ten wickets

May 2016

Ball boys

Apart from excellent cricket commentary, the Test Match Special team was known for its giggly, schoolboy humour

April 2016

Out of hand

Twenty years ago this month, Arjuna Ranatunga got the better of Shane Warne and won a World Cup

March 2016

Sonic boom

At the Basin Reserve in 2003, Shoaib Akhtar turned a huge first-innings deficit into a seven-wicket series win

February 2016

We're such jolly good fellows

The 1954-55 England Ashes players get their party hats on for a festive dinner in between some exhilarating victories

December 2015

Sing when you're winning

Another pitch, another track: the West Indian team touring England in 1976 stop in at a London studio to record a calypso

November 2015

The winter of our discontent

At the start of their 1992-93 tour of India, little did these England players know what was in store for them - the first ever Test series whitewash in the country

October 2015

Eight short in Hobart

Following his departure from the international cricket scene, we look back eight years ago to one of Kumar Sangakkara's finest innings

September 2015