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Serena Williams and Venus Williams try their hand at cricket

Murali runs into the Williams sisters

Big-hitting Melbourne Renegades captain Aaron Finch has indicated he wouldn't mind dropping down the order for his team. Why? Because he has come across a couple of mightier hitters of the cricket ball than himself

The Sunil-Rohan Gavaskar partnership

We've all heard or read about the pressure on famous cricketing sons to live up to their family names on the field. But what happens when a son finds himself in same commentary box as his famous father?

Cricket, under the world

No, we're not talking about the Ashes. This particular match took place 'down under' in a more literal sense. Down under a mountain, in a slate mine, in Lake District

The Ashes 2013-14

Thou shalt not pass the beach ball

What do you do if a beach ball flops onto the field next to you at an international cricket match? Nothing

The Vatican Cricket Club

The Pontifical Council for Culture has announced plans to form Vatican cricket teams - one for men, made up of priests from around the world, and a women's XI comprising nuns

Indian cricket

Muesli, the secret of Tendulkar's energy?

Remember Sachin Tendulkar's brief but brutal attack against Glenn McGrath in the quarter-final of the Champions Trophy in 2000? It turns out he had muesli for breakfast that day

Now, the 'instant' bat

From timeless Tests to Twenty20, cricket has been increasingly compressed as a sport

New Zealand cricket

New Zealand's own Thommo

New Zealand have not had the best of times on the cricket field off late and actor Ryan O'Kane has taken a break from perfecting Jeff Thomson's action to offer his services to the national side

West Indies cricket

Gold medal stops play?

So you've heard of dogs stopping play and interruptions caused by streakers and missing bails