In the latest issue of All Out Cricket, out on August 31, we celebrate great English allrounders past and present, comparing and contrasting the skills and personalities of Greig, Flintoff, Botham, Stokes and Moeen.
Continuing the allrounders theme, we have an exclusive interview with South African titan Jacques Kallis, and David Frith vividly recalls watching the greatest of them all: Sir Garfield Sobers.
Elsewhere, we speak to West Indies coach Stuart Law about his biggest challenge yet, marvel at the career of the inimitable cricket photographer Patrick Eagar, and tyro leg-spinner Mason Crane tells us why he was born to entertain following his Test call-up.
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The magazine is out on Thursday August 31. You can find it in WHSmith, Asda, Nisa, One Stop, McColl’s or Spar, or you can buy it direct from us.
A few teasers…
“I worried about what my close friends, teammates and coaches had to say, but the rest… it never bothered me at all”
Jacques Kallis opens up to Jo Harman in Under The Lid
“He stood for freedom in every way”
David Frith on Garry Sobers, part of our feature on the careers and significance of great allrounders
“Holder is just a great young man. He carries himself very well and embraces the family feel”
West Indies coach Stuart Law discusses his new and greatest challenge with Vithushan Ehantharajah
“Bowling 24 or even 60 balls in limited-overs cricket is not that hard. Maintaining that intensity all day is, and I need to get better at it”
Mason Crane talks to Will Macpherson
“Kallis said, ‘You deserved more from this series. You’ve been England’s best bowler. Don’t get disheartened”
Graham Onions on the defining moments of an impressive – and unfortunate – career
“Atherton’s innings didn’t just have everything, it was everything”
Ross Armstrong with glorious memories of England in 1995, in My Golden Summer
“The term ‘defensive’ has such negative connotations. I think there’s a misunderstanding of the language sometimes used for spin bowlers in T20 cricket”
Daniel Vettori’s T20 spin bowling masterclass