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

The England players walk off after their 13-run loss

Will the new England last the Ashes?

They have been playing attacking, unfettered limited-overs cricket, but an Ashes series is a different battle altogether

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