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This week's highlights (Jan 19 - 25, 2015)

January 23, 2015

Inzamam ul Haq: From heroes to villains

We misread the wicket at Lord’s and our ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 final against Australia was over before lunch was served. Despite losing the lopsided finale, I still believe this was the strongest Pakistan side to date to have featured in an ICC Cricket World Cup, at least, in the five ICC showcase events in which I had been involved.

Source: ICC

January 23, 2015

Marshalls batsman in the Bassetlaw Cricket League awards list

Marshalls Cricket Club veteran Martyn Snell has been rewarded for his fine performances with the bat in the 2014 Bassetlaw Cricket League season.

Having helped to guide the young side to the Division Four title, Snell also picked up the Mike Smedley Trophy trophy for batting, thanks to his average of 52.82.

Source: Gainsborough Standard

January 23, 2015

When Yorkshire Lions met African lions

When Yorkshire Lions met African lions – Alex Lees, Jack Brooks, Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid had an unforgettable experience on their day off in Bloemfontein this week.

The intrepid quartet seized the opportunity to head out of town on a day off before the start of the one-day series against South Africa A, and have a look at some native wildlife. But none of them had any idea what lay in store.

Source: The Yorkshire County Cricket Club

January 22, 2015

Sir Vivian Richards: The rise and fall of an empire

When I look back at the time when ICC Cricket World Cup first came into being in 1975, I remember a time that was completely different from what it is today. There was no coloured clothing or white balls or black sightscreens. In fact, we wore cream-coloured tracks back then.

Source: ICC

January 19, 2015

AB de Villiers smashes quickest ever one-day international century

South Africa's AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ever one-day century in 31 balls against the West Indies at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday.

The 30-year-old South African captain needed just 31 balls to reach 100 - five balls fewer than Corey Anderson's hundred for New Zealand against the West Indies in 2013/14.

Source: The Telegraph