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Rob Steen is a sportswriter and senior lecturer in sports journalism at the University of Brighton. His book Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport is out now
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The bold and bountiful

May 18, 2011: What words would you use to describe Shane Warne's legacy to cricket?

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Why does Greig get a raw deal?

May 4, 2011: The former England captain is still not fully accepted by the English cricket establishment - supposedly for his role in the Packer affair. Why is this?

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The fifth man

Apr 20, 2011: Wisden radically chose to pick four cricketers of the year for 2010. But they could have gone further and picked a player who showed immense courage off the field

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East is where it's at

Apr 6, 2011: Cricket's power centre seems to have shifted Asia-wards - and not just economically

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Tendulkar and the wisdom of walking

Mar 24, 2011: What sped through his mind in the seconds before he was given not out against West Indies? Did he decide to go out of pragmatism or nobility?

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South Africa's new bogeymen

Mar 9, 2011: Are England bowlers. While on paper, the South Africans look better, in the pivotal moments it is England who have prevailed

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A tale of two jaw-dropping stats

Feb 23, 2011: Australia's unbeaten record since 1999 and the absence of home teams in World Cup finals: can India or another side get the better of these?

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Will the UDRS be proved a good thing?

Feb 9, 2011: The review system has, faults notwithstanding, the potential to be a boon for cricket. If Indian players and the BCCI warm to it during the World Cup, its future is bright

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A question of greatness

Jan 27, 2011: Defining it is no easy task, since greatness can be reliant on time, place, context and memory. But it's time to acknowledge that Kallis has earned the mantle

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The ultimate overachiever

Jan 12, 2011: Has anyone surpassed expectations as much as Paul Collingwood has?

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Handbags at Christmas

Dec 23, 2010: Who'll win the Ashes? Join our merry Christmas-time talk show, featuring two notable personages from the past, to find out

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It was fifty years ago today

Dec 8, 2010: The effect of the first Tied Test was to raise cricket from its prevailing grisly greyness and take it closer to the zeitgeist of that heady decade. That's why that game and that series remain unmatched for cricketing drama

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Why we need the Ashes to be competitive

Nov 25, 2010: It's not the oldest or fiercest, but the England-Australia rivalry has enough lustre and historical baggage to make the blood bubble. And that's why it's important the contest is even and hard-fought

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What's wrong with this picture?

Nov 10, 2010: In today's cricket photography there's too much reaction and too little action

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Whatever happened to West Indian pride?

Oct 27, 2010: A new documentary captures the ambition and drive that fuelled the West Indies of the 80s. Today's team does not carry the same historical baggage

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A match-up made in heaven

Oct 25, 2010: The notion of a face-off between Trueman and Tendulkar and Lillee and Lara is mouth-watering, to say the least. Who'll win in a contest between ESPNcricinfo's World XI and the Second XI?

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Finding cricket's premier player

Oct 13, 2010: Why not bring single- and double-wicket contests back to help crown the champion among all international cricketers?

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What is it? Swann'll take it

Sep 29, 2010: England's best offspinner in ages is a man filled with burning ambition, a desire for responsibility and the spotlight, and the ability to produce fantastic punchlines

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It's a sad, mad yet glad season

Sep 15, 2010: Corruption and allegations may have soured this English summer but the success of youngsters on the county circuit warms the heart

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Sport's greatest evil

Sep 2, 2010: Match-fixing erodes the basis on which sport is founded, because it undermines uncertainty; which is why it is a bigger crime than the use of performance-enhancing drugs

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