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Bill Ricquier

Brian Close in the firing line at Old Trafford

Brian Close 1931-2015

Close to steel

Brian Close was a player whose physical bravery was second to none

Joe Yates

Ben Stokes after scrambling back to make his crease

The spirit's in the laws

Why was the appeal for obstructing the field against Ben Stokes considered to be against the 'spirit of the game' when the laws permit it?

Ganesh Natarajan


A biology-inspired rain rule for T20s

While it is true that no mathematical system is 100% perfect when applied to limited-overs cricket, it is a pleasant surprise that one of biology's most well-known scaling relation could hold the key to T20 cricket's rain woes

Rodney Ulyate

Steven Finn was again denied his 100th Test wicket by a front-foot no-ball

The Investec Ashes 2015

Wicket off a no-ball? Not bad luck, mate

In a game of fine margins, isn't it wrong to assume that a delivery delivered from 21.8 yards would yield the same result as one delivered from 22.2 yards?

Amber Sinha

Michael Clarke walks out for the toss

Australia cricket

Clarke, the 'un-Australian' who succeeded

Australian cricket never really accepted Michael Clarke for who he was, and instead expected him to be much like his mean, tough predecessors

Vijay Subramanya

Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook bring 198 Test caps-worth of experience to carrying the drinks


Babylonian or Greek: what's your pick?

Richard Feynman, the American physicist, distinguished mathematical tradition based on the Babylonian and Greek ways of thinking. His reasoning could apply to batting styles too

Brad Hinds

Michael Clarke walks off unbeaten on 329


So long, Pup

I always imagined Clarke would score over 10,000 Test runs. Over 30 Test centuries. Alas, it is not to be

Trent Bartlett

That familiar leap: Mitchell Johnson jumps with joy

Investec Ashes 2015

Five reasons why Aussie fans shouldn't fear

Australia may have gone down within three days in Edgbaston, but here's why all is not lost for them in this series. Sort of.