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There will always be those who fail to make the most of their talents or live up to early promise. Some are more frustrating than others, but none more so than Mark Lathwell, who Martin remembers in this feature
CW Features
After telling the story of Lala Amarnath Martin turns his attention to the next generation of the family
It seems Kevin Pietersen's international career is now over, news which has brought back memories of when it began.
The Final Over: The Cricketers of Summer 1914
Oh dear - this week's promising looking book is not recommended, but on a happier note a trip to a cricket only book fair most certainly is - the details are here.

A Pictorial History of Sussex County Cricket Club
A 175th birthday is well worth celebrating, and it seems from Martin's review that the decision to mark Sussex's with this book was a very good one

International Cricket Captain 2014 - Released
International Cricket Captain 2014 has been released with a full list of features and screenshots available for viewing. Unfortunately there is no trial version this year.

What happened on this day?

21 Oct 1940

A talented and determined batsman, but also seen as selfish and abrasive, Geoffrey Boycott was born on this day in 1940. Nobody quite ever managed to divide opinion as much as Boycott but his record (8114 runs at 47.72 in 108 Tests) was never in doubt. His character and attitude did leave many to overlook his ability however. After his playing days, Boycott became a successful television commentator.

Celebrating their birthday today:
Jim Parks (83) | Geoff Boycott (73) | Trevor Chappell (61) | Damien Martyn (43) | Sarandeep Singh (35) | Devon Smith (32) | Tinashe Panyangara (28) | Paul Nixon (44) |
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