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David Frith is an author, historian, and founding editor of Wisden Cricket Monthly
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A snooze, a smoke, a roar

Aug 11, 2011: The Test match-watching experience has changed over the years - the players' faces are obscured, the grounds are more coldly impersonal - but the buzz of a big game remains

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David Frith's play-for-your-life XI

For your money (and your life)

Oct 20, 2010: A play-for-your-life XI who'll do you proud when it's a choice between not losing and heading to the gas chamber

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No. 15


Apr 10, 2010: There was outrage over England's tactics in the 1932-33 Ashes, but in the years that followed bouncers shocked no one

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Alec Bedser

A giant of his generation

Apr 5, 2010: Alec Bedser was an impressive figure of a man, and his feats with the ball were befittingly large

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No, Prime Minister

Mar 4, 2010: A one-time school-mate remembers John Howard, the nominee for the ICC's top post, and a genteel disagreement they had over a certain urn

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No. 9

The golden age

Feb 20, 2010: Before the First World War came a period in cricket marked by the brilliance of dashing amateurs

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David Shepherd

The epitome of the English sportsman

Oct 28, 2009: Shep was a cricketer before he was an umpire, and in both roles he loved the game immensely

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The XI

What does this team tell us?

Aug 28, 2009: The jury's choice seems a comment on the reduced role of skill in the modern game

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Scarlet: Clarrie Grimmett - Test Cricketer

Unconventional, endearing, imperfect

May 2, 2009: A few errors aside, a tasty biography of the legspinner who discovered the flipper - and the cost of irking The Don

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Ray Lindwall

My own private legend

Jan 14, 2009: The greatest of fast bowlers, the nicest of men

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A prince, a Pom, two Aussies

Jan 6, 2009: Oh to see old faithfuls in living colour

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Can't Bat, Can't Bowl, Can't Field

Fun and games

Sep 13, 2008: Unlike far too many cricket writers, Johnson refuses to take the game too seriously - and thank goodness for that

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John Arlott: A Memoir

In the name of the father

Aug 16, 2008: Arlott wasn't perfect and this book, by his son, readily admits so

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Between Wickets

Golden oldies

Jul 5, 2008: Robinson's profiles of pre-war giants is a tonic for the soul

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Cricket Prints

Crusoe's portraits

May 10, 2008: Robertson-Glasgow's sharp assessments of his contemporaries are still current

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Beyond a Boundary

Highly recommended

Apr 5, 2008: The book widely acknowledged as the finest ever written on the game

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10 for 66 and All That

Life of Mailey

Mar 8, 2008: The story of the only Australian to take nine wickets in a Test innings, told in a rich fruitcake of a book

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George Headley

An old master

Oct 15, 2004: A conversation with the most distinguished figure in the Bridgetown Test crowd

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The lonely colossus

Solitary and often moody, Hammond was England's giant in the age of Bradman, and his figures bear testament to a career of mammoth achievements

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Hero, headliner, heartthrob

Perhaps cricket's first pin-up, Miller's game was marked by flair, devil-may-care insouciance, and awareness always that it was all just a game

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