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'It would've been nice to have won an Ashes, having lost four'

Dec 5, 2014: Former England batsman Mark Butcher talks about playing under Hussain and Stewart, and his days with Surrey

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Top dog of the underdogs

Oct 31, 2014: Jack Russell brought brazen, cartoonish villainy to the game, and a neatness to the keeper's art that was matched by his meticulous scruffiness in other regards

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The bias of umpires

Oct 24, 2014: Understanding historical trends in decision-making might help you deal with the iffy calls you receive. Or maybe not

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'When I became an umpire, I didn't realise how complicated this game was'

Oct 22, 2014: Peter Willey talks about suiting up against '80s West Indies, why it's great to umpire in England, and talking to the press from his bath

Interview by Scott Oliver

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Vicious in the shires

Oct 2014: What has red-blooded Victorian Peter Siddle been doing in drizzly, serene Nottinghamshire? A blow-by-blow account

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'You can't survive 66 Tests on the basis of a quota'

Sep 26, 2014: Ashwell Prince talks about proving critics wrong, scoring hundreds against Australia, and that unending partnership in Colombo

Interview by Scott Oliver

'I spent 95% of my career bowling the same ball'

Sep 18, 2014: Former England seamer Angus Fraser talks about his workmanlike bowling, playing second fiddle, his stop-start career, and England in the '90s

Interview by Scott Oliver

'I was the mad scientist who threw ideas at the side'

Sep 2, 2014: Former New Zealand coach John Bracewell talks man management, county v country, and the evolution of the game

Interview by Scott Oliver

Abdul Razzaq

'I want to teach players to become big hitters'

Aug 9, 2014: Former Pakistan allrounder Abdul Razzaq talks about his biggest six, his best coach, and the toughest bowlers he faced

Interview by Scott Oliver

The geometry of captaincy

Jul 27, 2014: Maybe leadership in cricket is not so much about the art of captaincy as about the real-time computing of information

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'As you get older, you come to appreciate the tough times'

Jul 25, 2014: Jimmy Adams talks about the West Indian love for fast bowling, batting with Lara, and living a dream for nine years

Interview by Scott Oliver

'The more fielders think for themselves, the better for the team'

Jul 15, 2014: Paul Collingwood talks about how fielding has evolved over time, manning backward point, the amazing AB de Villiers, and his fielding dream team

Interview by Scott Oliver

The corrida of uncertainty

May 21, 2014: There is much to admire in the rhythm and timing of a batsman's leave-alone, which at times seems to borrow from the quintessentially Iberian art of bullfighting

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'I had absolute belief that I'd play for Australia'

May 15, 2014: Jason Gillespie talks about the awe he felt in his early days in the Australian dressing room, his double-hundred, and breaking his leg in Kandy

Interview by Scott Oliver

'I left the ground, had a toenail removed, and came back to celebrate'

Apr 9, 2014: Heath Streak talks about starring in Zimbabwe's first Test win, his mixed feelings about captaincy, and heartbreak in Port-of-Spain

Interview by Scott Oliver

'There is a pace to bowl for every pitch'

Apr 3, 2014: Former England left-arm spinner Derek Underwood on having a supportive captain, sticking to his long-run up, and the modern tendency to over-analyse the game

Interview by Scott Oliver

Dean Headley

'It burnt to be told I didn't have the heart to play as a bowler'

Mar 18, 2014: Former fast bowler Dean Headley recalls good and bad days with England, his heritage, and the time he bounced Allan Donald and lived to tell the tale

Interview by Scott Oliver

Cricket clubs that are West Indian pacemen

Mar 14, 2014: Eleven English club sides that are actually obscure Caribbean fast bowlers

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Blistering Best

Mar 4, 2014: Sometimes recreational cricketers get a chance to face players of international-calibre, and to stand 22 yards from a pace storm

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Bob Taylor

'I didn't ever break a finger, but now they're a bit crooked'

Feb 26, 2014: Bob Taylor, who spent many years as an understudy to Alan Knott, talks about finally getting his chance, stumping Miandad, and keeping at Lord's aged 45

Interview by Scott Oliver
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