APRIL 17, 2014

The weary middle age of cricket

On the field the action is youthful and thrilling, but off it, there's depressing self-interest, with each board trying to outdo the other in incompetence and venality
Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara bring joy to millions of Sri Lankan fans but are constantly let down by their own board © ICC/Twitter
JANUARY 10, 2014

England's tour from hell?

One has to go back to 1985-86, when they suffered a 5-0 hammering by West Indies, to think of a worse tour
DECEMBER 27, 2013

Why we'll miss Swann

Not just a fine and match-winning bowler, he could also be relied on for a wry smile, a joke, and a willingness to go left-field when answering a question
DECEMBER 12, 2013

England need to embrace being dull

When they were successful, they were called conservative and boring. That's better than losing, isn't it?
NOVEMBER 28, 2013

Of sledging and suchlike

The Trott incident shows that there are plenty of matters of consequence worth discussing in cricket, but we insist on flying into a frenzy over the trivial
NOVEMBER 14, 2013

Warne still a master of spin

His mischievous ability to leave a trail of breadcrumbs for the media to follow has served him well since he retired from playing
NOVEMBER 01, 2013

Bailey v Swann?

It just might be one of the contests to watch in the Australian summer
OCTOBER 17, 2013

How soon can India find a new No. 4?

It is important for the game that India remain competitive at Test cricket. Their ability to find a replacement for Tendulkar will go a long way to determine if they succeed
OCTOBER 03, 2013

Illegal streaming sites aren't the problem

Cricket boards must realise that they can't tame the internet. They are better off trying to figure out how to engage cricket's young online audience
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013

The Hoggy I knew

For all his achievements on the cricket field, it's Matthew Hoggard's character that leaves the lasting impression
SEPTEMBER 05, 2013

Do fans really care about over rates?

Why isn't anyone making a din about the exorbitant price of tickets for international matches?
AUGUST 22, 2013

The year of Bell

Ashes 2013 will be defined by his delicate late cuts, precision drives, and by the sheer weight of runs he produced
AUGUST 08, 2013

Bring back host-country umpires

We need the best possible officials out in the middle; till then cricket will never get the best use out of the technology available
JULY 25, 2013

What can Australia learn from English cricket?

Australians are worrying about the state of cricket in their country. We in England know the drill
JULY 10, 2013

Is England's talent pool too small?

The ECB needs to find ways of taking the game to the grassroots, of making sure the game is taught in all schools
JUNE 27, 2013

The artistic bloke

As a player, Darren Lehmann was gifted and a perfect fit in any team. As coach, he could inspire Australia the way he did team-mates and fans for years in county cricket
JUNE 15, 2013

The perils of social media

Players will always get into trouble with alcohol. It's modern technology that they have to be wary of and learn to use wisely
MAY 30, 2013

Headingley - the '80s and today

Back in 1984, the country was in trouble, as was the cricket in Yorkshire and the national team, but crowds still flocked to Test matches. Things have changed since
MAY 17, 2013

Who cares for the spectator?

As the game's powerbrokers manoeuvre themselves towards greater influence, they move ever further away from the ordinary supporter
MAY 03, 2013

Is cricket slow on the internet uptake?

Fans have been at the forefront of using new media to expand their understanding and enjoyment of the game. It's time clubs and traditional media caught on