Nicholas Hogg

More words than runs

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A view of the Galle Fort

Sri Lanka, here we come

The Authors Club is heading back there, and this time they're armed with a pacey tyro and a freshly minted legspinner

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