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The story of the six

The currency of cricket's economy

Apr 4, 2017: For a long time batting's most rewarding stroke, the six, was not identified with its foremost exponents. There was attacking batsmanship, of course. But six-hitting tended to be a facility of specialist practitioners, usually down the order.

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Cricket in fiction

Class (struggle) is permanent

Feb 2017: Overshadowed by greater writers, Dudley Carew and Bruce Hamilton wrote cricket novels set in the old world but with contemporary concerns

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Essay

Trumper, in light and shade

Sep 2016: What one of cricket's most iconic photographs says about the historical biography

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Charles Bannerman: Australia's Premier Batsman

What do we know about the first Test cricketer?

Aug 7, 2016: A new biography of Charles Bannerman seeks to explore why his cricketing peak was brief and lonely

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The Meaning of Cricket

A keen eye, a beating heart

Jul 23, 2016: A collection of Jon Hotten's writing that is lively with insight and anecdote, and informed by the persona of the knowledgeable and fascinated practitioner

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Richie Benaud, 1930-2015

The sound of silence

Apr 13, 2016: Over an illustrious commentary career, Richie Benaud developed a distinctive voice, at once authoritative and warm

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Tour review

The World Cup in 2014-15

Apr 13, 2016: A review of The World Cup in 2014-15

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Feature

Captains' chronicles

Apr 2016: How players' accounts of touring life evolved from terse reportage to colourful insider tales to vanilla detailing

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1962-2016

Martin the invincible

Mar 3, 2016: At the crease Crowe was elegant and imposing. Off it, especially after he left cricket, he was completely alive, always in the moment, and possessed of a desire to learn

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Cover story

The men who sold the world

Oct 2015: Cricket administrators have always been guided by self-interest, but today one half swears by self-aggrandisement and the other by self-preservation

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2nd Test, Brisbane

Australia v India, 2014-15

Apr 8, 2015: Wisden's review of the second Test, Australia v India, 2014-15

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Tour review

Australia v India, 2014-15

Apr 8, 2015: A review of Australia v India, 2014-15

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A celebration of nicknames

Moniker mania

Apr 8, 2015: How do cricketers pick nicknames?

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World Cup 2015

The new world order

Jan 14, 2015: Bragging rights aside, the method and means of growing the game will ultimately determine its success as a truly global event.

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Essay

Kapil drops Viv

Jan 2015: A stunning catch, an untimely injury, an umpiring error: to what extent has cricket been shaped by whim and fortune? Let us ponder the what ifs

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Frith's Encounters

A memento from another age

Jul 20, 2014: A collection of player portraits that reminds us of a time when cricketers walked the same common clay as ourselves

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Tour review

England v Australia, 2013

Apr 11, 2014: A review of England v Australia, 2013

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Controlling the message

Oct 7, 2013: Cricket boards need to realise the game will not perish if they don't monetise every "product" and police the utterances of every player

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The sovereign republic of the BCCI

Sep 16, 2013: The Indian board is setting a precedent by ignoring the FTP, and thus seemingly reserving the right to do with international cricket as it pleases

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Farewell: Ricky Ponting

The very essence of desire

Apr 11, 2013: To one Australian captain, winning was the main thing - and so it remained for him till the end

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