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Steve Smith gives Major League Baseball player Paul Goldschmidt batting tips

Million Dollar Batter?

Josh Burrows talks to the men who are looking for the next link between baseball and cricket: the slugger who becomes a T20 star

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A rainbow over the Spitfire Ground at Canterbury

England cricket

Lewisham cricket, profit and loss

The Guardian's Barney Ronay laments the decision-making process that could spell the end of cricket in the London borough of Lewisham

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Ireland cricket

A cricketing balm for blood-stained memories

Vishal Chopra, who saw his mother being killed in Ireland as a five year old, will now watch his 15-year-old son, Varun, represent the nation in the under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh next year

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Frank Tyson looks on during a bowling camp

Frank Tyson 1930-2015

The elemental force that was Tyson

Mike Selvey, in the Guardian, pays tribute to former England fast bowler Frank Tryson and mulls on how a bowler's speed in cricket is something of an ideal rather than a statement of fact

A cricket bat and ball factory in Sialkot

Cricket history

Remembering the wide-bat controversy

Writing in the Guardian, Mike Selvey marks the 234th anniversary of the wide-bat controversy, which led to the laws of cricket limiting the width of the bat

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The sun sets over the WACA

Australian cricket

In memory of the WACA

Writing in the Guardian, Mike Selvey, who has played at the WACA, recalls the romance of the ground and hopes it can still be maintained despite the move

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Brian Close stops a ball from Jack Cheetham as keeper Keith Andrew looks on

Brian Close 1931-2015

The simplest, yet greatest, catch

Mike Selvey, writing in The Guardian, recalls Brian Close's act of courage against Gary Sobers at The Oval, where he refused to flinch at the prospect of a full-blooded hook headed his way at short leg

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Brian Close hooks Michael Holding

Brian Close 1931-2015

Brian Close - an inspiring Yorkshire figure

Michael Vaughan narrates how Brian Close's offbeat guidance helped him improve his game and what an inspiring figure he was

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Angelo Mathews has a laugh during a practice session

Sri Lankan cricket

The Angelo Mathews story

Angelo Mathews on his mother's influence on his career, being nicknamed Superman, and more