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My life in cricket writing (and reading)

Dec 18, 2016: A player tells of how he came to fall into the line of work followed by Cardus, Arlott and others of that ilk

Ashley Mallett

Cardus: Celebrant of Beauty

Life of Cardus

Jul 31, 2010: One of its four forewords is written by Andrew Flintoff. That oddity apart, the book is exhaustive in covering the life and work of the man who changed cricket writing

Steven Lynch

No. 12

Neville Cardus' writing

Mar 13, 2010: The man made matches come alive - so what if at times they read vastly different from what actually happened on the field

Scyld Berry

Gold from the Ashes

Jun 14, 2009: Celebrating Cardus' evocations of cricket's premier contest

Suresh Menon


Flawless and felicitous

Nov 1, 2008: Cardus may not have been the best cricket writer ever, but his autobiography certainly is the best-written cricket book of them all

Scyld Berry

Australian Summer

Local colour

Aug 9, 2008: Cardus' account of the 1936-37 Ashes tour gives rein to his desire to write about more than just the cricket

Scyld Berry

Ian Botham

A crusader on and off the field

Jun 16, 2007: The news of Botham's knighthood is wonderfully appropriate and shamefully overdue

Andrew Miller

Cricketing knights

Jun 16, 2007: Cricketers who have received knighthoods

Martin Williamson

Archie MacLaren

The Majestic MacLaren that wasn't

Jul 18, 2006: Gideon Haigh looks at the creation of a majestic cricketer in Archie MacLaren by writer Neville Cardus

Gideon Haigh

April 2005

The knight who had it right

Apr 14, 2005: It is 30 years since Sir Neville Cardus left us and his reputation as the prince of sportswriters remains secure, writes Michael Henderson

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