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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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West Indies cricket

Lara's outback adventures

In an interview with Andrew Webster of the Sydney Morning Herald, Brian Lara recalls his earliest memories of cricket and the aggressive on-field encounters he had with the Australian side

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India Women in England 2014

Reliving the triumph of 2006

India Women's cricketer Snehal Pradhan reminisces about the last time the women's team played a Test in England, a historic win made all the more memorable by Jhulan Goswami's bowling

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Offbeat

Green gloves, ducks and bats taped to ceilings

While reviewing Chris Waters' book 10 for 10 on Hedley Verity's record for the Guardian, Andy Bull recounts some entertaining stories of superstitions that cricketers have followed

England cricket

When Kent threatened to end cricket

Justin Parkinson, political reporter for the BBC, takes us through the history of cricket ball manufacture in the UK

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Indian cricket

Wadekar's shoes and a Karnataka triumph

In the Telegraph, historian Ramachandra Guha reminisces about Karnataka's semi-final against Bombay in March 1974, en route to their first Ranji Trophy title

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New Zealand cricket

The birth of first-class cricket in New Zealand

On the 150th anniversary of first-class cricket in New Zealand, the Otago Daily Times' Gavin Bertram looks back on the Otago v Canterbury match in Dunedin that started it all

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India cricket

Memories of a jolly raconteur

In Wisden India, Saurabh Somani pays tribute to former BCCI secretary, Jaywant Lele, who died on Thursday