Mark Nicholas

Cricket presenter for Channel Nine in Australia and Channel 5 in the UK

Derek Underwood traps John Inverarity lbw to secure a dramatic win

The Ashes I remember

Lillee and Thommo, Illy, Boycs and Snow: the '70s was a fine time for a youngster captivated by England-Australia Test matches

David Willey picked up a couple of wickets but was expensive

England are electric

Decades of being taught to play the conservative and "correct" way have done the team no favours in the modern era. Finally it has opted for a more carefree, fearless avatar

Brendon McCullum and Luke Ronchi appeal successfully for lbw against Alastair Cook

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

How DRS has changed batting, and keeps the balance

The review system has changed the game, especially for spinners, as the final day at Headingley showed

Brendon McCullum cuts during his half-century

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

McCullum makes good from first innings madness

Get McCullum, get the game, thought England. So the New Zealand captain blocked a half-century to deliver the message that his side would not yield

Moeen Ali held the winning catch on the third man rope

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

A matchless match to revive English game

This was something close to the perfect Test, a game that swayed in the breeze of sport's unpredictability and lifted a burden from Alastair Cook's shoulders

Stuart Broad misses with a run-out attempt

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Wanted: Stuart Broad's mojo

The problems with Broad's batting after being hit by a bouncer have inhibited the rest of his game. England need him to find a solution

Kevin Pietersen was the centre of attention at Surrey's media day

Pietersen's best option

He can start by buying into the English game by committing himself to Surrey for the rest of the season

James Anderson became England's leading Test wicket-taker

England's swinging shooting star

The boy from Burnley with magic in his wrist has surpassed all before him - with luck we will be able to enjoy his skill and application for a few more years yet

Mark Nicholas and Richie Benaud at the British Academy Television Awards

The day Richie died

Sharing a commentary box with Richie Benaud was an enriching, inspiring, and sometimes overwhelming experience

Michael Clarke walks back after playing his last ODI innings

Clarke's fairy tale

The last few weeks and days have been about being loved at last for Australia's World Cup-winning captain