Jon Hotten

Brendon McCullum and the New Zealand team walk off the field

Being McCullum

He has found a way of keeping his instincts free and fearless while offering real gravitas, and that is quite something to behold

WG Grace walks out to bat, circa 1899

Is England falling out of love with cricket?

Much of the game still runs to the timescales of a different, distant age. Nothing about the way we live now suggests these ideas still work

Jonathan Trott leaves the field

The beast that is batting

Even for those blessed with great skill, it is a hard, unforgiving craft - as Jonathan Trott will be able to testify

James Anderson bowls

The wrecking ball and the subtle knife

Ian Botham will soon be overtaken by James Anderson as England's leading Test leading wicket-taker. The two couldn't be more different from each other

James Faulkner sent Corey Anderson back without scoring

Fifty-over cricket, I was wrong

This World Cup gave us driven, vibrant, electric ODI cricket, played at the limit of current ability, and it was magnificent

Joe Root walks back after scoring 121

Is Root right for England?

He is a success story of the English system, but his kind of batting is going to be outdated in the next four years

Chris Gayle celebrates his double-century

Chris Gayle is alive and great

Whatever his persona and supposed attitude towards the game, Gayle has had a huge impact on cricket

Peter Willey and George Sharp walk into the field

Let's embrace all of cricket's ages

Peter Willey and George Sharp's dispute with the ECB highlights how we tend to look at what people can't do after a certain age rather than what they can do better

Viv Richards pulls hard

I saw Richards in his prime

Watching Garner, Richards and King punish England left a young fan awestruck at Lord's