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Nicholas Hogg

DECEMBER 19, 2014

Would Brearley have picked Cook as captain?

Cook lacks certain qualities the ex-England captain listed as those necessary for an ideal leader, in particular, charisma
Eoin Morgan's a better batsman than Brearley, and we might soon find out if he's a more successful captain © Getty Images
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DECEMBER 06, 2014

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
NOVEMBER 21, 2014

Viva indoor cricket

It's one way to keep in touch with the game in the long, dark English winters
NOVEMBER 04, 2014

Dear West Indies cricket

An letter from a fan who grew up idolising the great Caribbean sides of the '80s
OCTOBER 16, 2014

What is defined as bullying on a sporting field?

Standing up to an intimidating opposition rather than complaining about them might be an old-school attitude, but it's still relevant
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

What sort of batting partner do you like?

Should it be someone similar to yourself? Or do opposites attract?
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

Missing cricket? Don't stop playing

For several retired pros, life after cricket has meant more cricket. Permanently shutting out the game is harder than it looks
AUGUST 31, 2014

What cricketing memories remain locked in your archive for eternity?

Your first six? A last-ball victory? The legendary and the quiet moments of your favourite players?
AUGUST 14, 2014

What other sports can enhance the cricketer?

Baseball may be cricket's closest relative, but it's boxing that actually offers most to the cricketer
JULY 25, 2014

Losing to India

An Englishman discovers cricket fervour in India, and realises he can't quite win a game against Indians back home either
JULY 11, 2014

Are you born to captain?

Are some people just made to lead and the rest to follow? Let's examine the case of the two Captains Cook
JUNE 21, 2014

The dreaded run-out

No matter how elegant your strokeplay, the clumsy dive into the crease that fails to save your bacon is forever graceless
JUNE 05, 2014

Who would be a player-umpire?

The pros have to deal with the pressure of high stakes and being shown up by technology, but the village ump's job isn't any easier
MAY 21, 2014

The need for heroes

Can any modern player fill the gargantuan boots of Botham, Viv Richards or Harold Larwood? Glenn Maxwell is making a mighty fist of it
MAY 02, 2014

The first ball of the season

Why a ton of history, dating back to childhood games in the backyard, is necessarily tied up with thoughts about the beginning of the cricket season
APRIL 20, 2014

From hockey sticks to whalebone

Bat-making as a craft has undergone revolutionary changes and then some since the days of Hambledon
APRIL 03, 2014

The golden land of pre-season

It's that time of year when you dust your kit and conveniently forget how the last season went
MARCH 22, 2014

Anger isn't all bad

Ben Stokes may have broken his wrist by punching a locker door in anger, but that's much the same emotion he needs to channel at the top of his run-up
MARCH 06, 2014

Who cares about bats anyway?

We don't think much about our bats, do we? No, not much at all
FEBRUARY 21, 2014

What's the best job in cricket?

Streaker guard? Grass cutter? Bat maker? Or a sushi-eating cricket missionary?
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