Mark Nicholas

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

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

AB de Villiers is a crowd-pleaser even without bat in hand

And then there were three

The final knockouts of the World Cup have the potential to be cricket classics

Sri Lanka celebrate their victory

All eyes on the big one

Cricket's top carnival has rolled around once more, bringing images of the past in its wake

Cover image of Gaurav Bhalla's <i>The Curse and the Cup</i>

The Curse and the Cup

Righting the sins of the past

A new novel weaves an intriguing story around South Africa's ill-starred World Cup history

Brett Lee was on a hat-trick in his final over in T20 cricket

Lift yourself, ODI cricket

The format's future depends on how exciting the players make the main event