Andy Zaltzman

Stand-up comedian and a writer

Graham Dilley hits out on his way to 56

The Zaltzmeister

No. 9 dream

Why batting at No. 9 offers some of the greatest potential for heroism

A glum Alastair Cook ponders a 218-run defeat

Don't go, New Zealand

Come back and play a one-off Test-ODI-T20 simultaneous hybrid megamatch

The manual scoreboard shows the top half of the South African line-up

The Zaltzmeister

Take five

A new series on the great batting positions of Test cricket, beginning with the midriff of the XI

Ben Stokes attacked from the outset

Spot the spurious stat

Find the one fact in this list that isn't unimpeachably true

Ben Stokes roars with delight having bowled Mark Craig

A Test match for the kids

The Lord's Test was many things. Among them, it was useful for educating the next generation in the delights of Test cricket

The scoreboard spells out James Anderson and Stuart Broad's dominance

Can New Zealand inspire a new England?

The teams visiting England this summer hold the blueprints for rapidly returning from the depths of underachievement. Cook & Co will hope to sneak a peek

Kevin Pietersen walks back after being bowled

It's KP's fault

The facts show he was terribly ineffective in the six Tests of their last 12 that England ought to have won