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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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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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Tea garlands, spin demons, and a seven-wicket haul

Feb 18, 2014: How a team of sweating writers from England got through a joyous cricket tour that took in Colombo and Kandy

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When a six is not enough

Jan 22, 2014: How long before the mighty heave that clears the stadium is awarded more than half a dozen runs?

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A Christmas wishlist

Dec 24, 2013: A genuine English fast bowler, application for KP, a time machine for Sreesanth, and other humble requests

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Tours from hell

Dec 19, 2013: Think it's gone all pear-shaped for England in Australia? Other teams have had it worse when playing away from home

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The comeback

Dec 4, 2013: Just as Mitchell Johnson has risen from the ashes of cricket ignominy and ridicule, England need a new hero of the hour to inspire their fightback

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The Ashes and the audience effect

Nov 20, 2013: Having a baying crowd in your corner can only be a good thing, can't it?

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What has happened to the art of swing?

Nov 7, 2013: If a bowler hits the popping crease with a booming sidewinder that starts outside off and is about to uproot leg stump, not many batsmen are going to try anything fancy

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Moving past a howler

Oct 24, 2013: How do you deal with a costly mistake on the field? By sobbing, praising your opponent's skill, or by using the power of your imagination?

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Practice makes perfect?

Oct 14, 2013: Does a technical, complex sport like cricket contain new tricks that can't be taught to old dogs?

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Ladies and gentlemen

Oct 3, 2013: Would playing more mixed-sex cricket be an advancement of the sport?

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What does it mean to be in the zone?

Sep 26, 2013: Some call it a groove, others call it form, but all cricketers know when they're in it

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The long and short of the run-up

Sep 12, 2013: The best in the business may say you can achieve a lot from a shortened run-up, but can you forego the power trip a long one gives you?

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What is it about a six?

Sep 1, 2013: There's something primal and thrilling about the shot - one that connects player and audience in more ways than one

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Cheating: it's in our blood

Aug 22, 2013: Cricket changes because we are inventive and have the capacity for underhand behaviour and self-deception. As we evolve, the rules must too

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