An immortal at The Oval

Only a child's wild imagination could have conceived an innings like Kevin Pietersen's 158 against Australia in 2005

Simon Barnes

July 2016

Call in Colin

At 41, Cowdrey gamely took on Lillee and Thomson, because how could he not?

Simon Barnes

June 2016

Nas not gonna take it

When the England captain turned a chorus of boos into a revolution

Simon Barnes

May 2016

My black teacher

Watching Garry Sobers dominate England in 1963 was a lesson in race relations and in cricket

Simon Barnes

April 2016

Here's Harmy

At the start of the 2005 Ashes series, there was thrilling anticipation and there was hope

Simon Barnes

March 2016

The pricking of pomposity

Murali's 16 wickets at The Oval in 1998 were not only match-winning, they were epoch-changing

Simon Barnes

February 2016

He'll get you one-handed

At Headingley in 1984, Malcolm Marshall summed up the fierce and terrible beauty of one of the greatest teams of them all

Simon Barnes

November 2015