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Nicholas Hogg is a co-founder of the Authors Cricket Club. His first novel, Show Me the Sky, was nominated for the IMPAC literary award. @nicholas_hogg
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Viva indoor cricket

Nov 21, 2014: It's one way to keep in touch with the game in the long, dark English winters

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Dear West Indies cricket

Nov 4, 2014: An letter from a fan who grew up idolising the great Caribbean sides of the '80s

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What is defined as bullying on a sporting field?

Oct 16, 2014: Standing up to an intimidating opposition rather than complaining about them might be an old-school attitude, but it's still relevant

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Can cricket produce a great novel?

Oct 6, 2014: Or do the sporting daydreams of childhood seep into attempts at rendering the game in fiction and trivialise it?

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What sort of batting partner do you like?

Sep 26, 2014: Should it be someone similar to yourself? Or do opposites attract?

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Missing cricket? Don't stop playing

Sep 11, 2014: For several retired pros, life after cricket has meant more cricket. Permanently shutting out the game is harder than it looks

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What cricketing memories remain locked in your archive for eternity?

Aug 31, 2014: Your first six? A last-ball victory? The legendary and the quiet moments of your favourite players?

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What other sports can enhance the cricketer?

Aug 14, 2014: Baseball may be cricket's closest relative, but it's boxing that actually offers most to the cricketer

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Losing to India

Jul 25, 2014: An Englishman discovers cricket fervour in India, and realises he can't quite win a game against Indians back home either

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Are you born to captain?

Jul 11, 2014: Are some people just made to lead and the rest to follow? Let's examine the case of the two Captains Cook

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What do cricketers' autographs tell us about them?

Jul 2, 2014: Can those hurried scrawls reveal the private workings of a professional player's mind?

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The dreaded run-out

Jun 21, 2014: No matter how elegant your strokeplay, the clumsy dive into the crease that fails to save your bacon is forever graceless

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Who would be a player-umpire?

Jun 5, 2014: The pros have to deal with the pressure of high stakes and being shown up by technology, but the village ump's job isn't any easier

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The need for heroes

May 21, 2014: Can any modern player fill the gargantuan boots of Botham, Viv Richards or Harold Larwood? Glenn Maxwell is making a mighty fist of it

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The first ball of the season

May 2, 2014: Why a ton of history, dating back to childhood games in the backyard, is necessarily tied up with thoughts about the beginning of the cricket season

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From hockey sticks to whalebone

Apr 20, 2014: Bat-making as a craft has undergone revolutionary changes and then some since the days of Hambledon

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The golden land of pre-season

Apr 3, 2014: It's that time of year when you dust your kit and conveniently forget how the last season went

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Anger isn't all bad

Mar 22, 2014: Ben Stokes may have broken his wrist by punching a locker door in anger, but that's much the same emotion he needs to channel at the top of his run-up

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Who cares about bats anyway?

Mar 6, 2014: We don't think much about our bats, do we? No, not much at all

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What's the best job in cricket?

Feb 21, 2014: Streaker guard? Grass cutter? Bat maker? Or a sushi-eating cricket missionary?

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