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Corey Anderson teaches kids batting at an ICC coaching clinic at Hagley Oval

Why senior cricketers need to learn from kids

If children can adopt a culture of respect and tolerance without inhibiting competitiveness, it can't be that hard to migrate that spirit into men's cricket at all levels

Joe Yates

Ben Stokes after scrambling back to make his crease

The spirit's in the laws

Why was the appeal for obstructing the field against Ben Stokes considered to be against the 'spirit of the game' when the laws permit it?

Sledging/Spirit of cricket

Wanted at the World Cup: Respect

Stare away, fellows. Challenge a batsman. But everything can't be a scowl and a cavalcade of curses and spitting confrontations, writes Rohit Brijnath in Livemint

ESPNcricinfo staff

Backyard cricket

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In his piece for the Guardian's Spin, John Ashdown draws on his childhood memories and mulls on how the seemingly rigid rules of cricket can be warped - with a little creativity - to allow its practitioners a quick game of cricket in unlikely condi