Nicholas Hogg

Agony and ecstasy: Dale Steyn slipped but Grant Elliott did not

When defeats haunt

The losing team has much to ponder over the what-could-have-beens in close matches; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

Author Nicholas Hogg bowls to a boy in Kathiawada

The writers who came to play

Escaping the cold of England for a cricket tour and a wedding celebration in India: capital idea, no?

Cricket on the roof of Africa

Talking kit

Bats, artificial pitches, blingy bails - we've come a long way in terms of cricket equipment

Shane Warne listens to advice from Terry Jenner

Switching from pace to legspin

In which the author, compelled by the depredations of age, attempts a change in cricket speciality

Harold Larwood bowls

The outlaw I adored

Harold Larwood was a great who was made out to be a villain - the perfect replacement for Robin Hood in the eyes of a young ten-year-old

Two boys watch the cricket

Dear Cricket Monthly

Winter's content

Letter from… London

Kevin Pietersen at the book signing of his autobiography

Awards for the year

In which gongs are handed out and wishes drawn up

Alastair Cook and Steven Finn celebrate the dismissal of Tillakaratne Dilshan

The problem with watching England

It's not just about wanting your side to win; there's also the matter of which players you want to do well