Nicholas Hogg

More words than runs

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Graham Onions throws

Got a good arm?

Enjoy it while it lasts. Once you're past 40, you'll be down to all kinds of subterfuge to make up for its loss of prowess

General view of a village cricket match in Blagdon, Somerset

Sorry, I slipped

In village cricket, if you're not very good at playing, be imaginative with your excuses

Shivnarine Chanderpaul leaps in celebration after his match-winning six

Don't miss the ending

That a game, lasting between 20 overs and five days, can be decided on the fate of the final delivery, is remarkable

Andrew Strauss and Tom Harrison meet the media

All aboard the ECB bus

A recent interview with the England board's CEO Tom Harrison was a reflection of the ECB's priorities - and the issues it would like swept out of sight

Ed Joyce faces up

Lost in cricket

To play truly well one must lose the words of the coach, the press, and the self, and revel in time spent at the crease

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