Jonathan Wilson

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A general view of the match action as Kew Cricket Club's Sunday XI side take on Lord Gnome's at the Kew Cricket Club

The ball you're always trying to bowl

When your shoulder is sore, your shin protests, you feel like death, and you play cricket - hoping to produce the devastating dipper you long for

Joe Root celebrates the wicket of Johnson Charles

England lost? No worries

Can a lifelong supporter of written-off teams handle seismic victories?

The Authors club side

We won at the P Sara

The Authors notch up their second victory away from home, with a little help (sort of) from your correspondent

Vic Marks bowls

Talking shop with a pro

The perils of getting into a detailed discussion about your technique and game with an expert

Adam Lyth stoops to take a catch off Ryan Sidebottom's bowling

Why unfairness makes cricket special

It's the only sport that expects its athletes to perform feats they are bad at, and where the conditions can turn a match on its head. Let's not lose that

Brendon McCullum is busy on his laptop

An agony only cricket can create

No other game makes you crave updates, no matter how trivial, when you are denied live coverage

A match at Warborough & Shillingford Cricket Club

My first five-for

It's rare when you're at a certain stage of life to do something for the first time, but it can happen

Nathan Lyon rues a dropped catch

The travails of a middle-aged cricketer

When the bad days outnumber the good, and the aches and pains hasten your decline, you wonder if each game might be your last