Nicholas Hogg

More words than runs

Surrey members watch from the pavilion

How long will they keep turning up?

The hardy, seasoned supporters of the county game still show up, but something like the latest KP episode might leave the younger generation of fans disillusioned

Agony and ecstasy: Dale Steyn slipped but Grant Elliott did not

When defeats haunt

The losing team has much to ponder over the what-could-have-beens in close matches; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

Cricket on the roof of Africa

Talking kit

Bats, artificial pitches, blingy bails - we've come a long way in terms of cricket equipment

Shane Warne listens to advice from Terry Jenner

Switching from pace to legspin

In which the author, compelled by the depredations of age, attempts a change in cricket speciality

Kevin Pietersen at the book signing of his autobiography

Awards for the year

In which gongs are handed out and wishes drawn up

Alastair Cook and Steven Finn celebrate the dismissal of Tillakaratne Dilshan

The problem with watching England

It's not just about wanting your side to win; there's also the matter of which players you want to do well

Bangladesh players practice in indoor nets

Viva indoor cricket

It's one way to keep in touch with the game in the long, dark English winters