Nicholas Hogg

MARCH 27, 2015

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
Had South Africa been defeated by 95 runs like India were, would it have hurt as much? © AFP
MARCH 05, 2015

Let's talk about the ECB's strategy document

There has been all too much negativity in the wake of news that plans are afoot to overhaul English cricket
FEBRUARY 19, 2015

Let's talk about kit

Bats, artificial pitches, blingy bails - we've come a long way in terms of cricket equipment
JANUARY 22, 2015

Switching from pace to legspin

In which the author, compelled by the depredations of age, attempts a change in cricket speciality
DECEMBER 30, 2014

Awards for the year

In which gongs are handed out and wishes drawn up
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
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

A 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