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DECEMBER 04, 2014

The characters of maidan cricket

From the Nonstop Commentator to the Flat-footed Slogger - a lowdown on the players who defined Indian club cricket in the '70s
Azad Maidan in Mumbai: a hub for insatiable batters © Shailesh Andrade
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NOVEMBER 06, 2013

Spare a thought for Vinay Kumar

Having suffered against belligerent batsmen at the club level, the writer empathises with a bowler who conceded 102 runs in nine overs
AUGUST 18, 2013

The five stages of grieving

A village cricketer begins his quest when his youthful heart is first sent soaring by a hero, and is thereafter tantalised by the possibilities of batsmanship
APRIL 23, 2013

The village cricketer emerges from hibernation

It's that time of year when you retrieve your mouldy whites from the boot of your car and coax your groaning limbs into them for a spot of cricket
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