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Backyard cricket

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In his piece for the Guardian's Spin, John Ashdown draws on his childhood memories and mulls on how the seemingly rigid rules of cricket can be warped - with a little creativity - to allow its practitioners a quick game of cricket in unlikely condi

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Offbeat

The nature v nurture debate in cricket

In an article for Aeon magazine, David Papineau explores the idea of nature v nurture in cricket by comparing it with other sports

Cuban cricket

Bat up, Cuba

Scyld Berry's column in the Telegraph explains how a charity has been supplying bats, stumps, helmets and more to fuel Cuba's passion for cricket

New Zealand cricket

Corey Anderson thrives on confidence

Self-belief plays a big part of Corey Anderson stunning rise from backyard cricket to national hero, as he reveals in an interview with Alan Perrott for the New Zealand Herald