Wisden on Grace

Champion or cheat?

Either way, WG Grace generated more than his share of column centimetres, in his lifetime and beyond

Cover of <i>Wisden on Grace</i>

Obituary: Bob Appleyard 1924-2015

No coward soul

Bob Appleyard fought back from personal adversity to lay claim to one of the most remarkable stories in English cricket history

Bob Appleyard took nine wickets in the match

Data is not the enemy

Taking the stats at your disposal into account does not mean your players cannot play a fearless and instinctive brand of cricket

England players find entertainment on a laptop after play was called off due to rain

Afghanistan v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

England underwhelm one last time

The flaws were still visible in England's win over Afghanistan but to blame the coach and the players does not go far enough - the whole ECB structure needs addressing

Peter Moores and Paul Farbrace, part of England's under-pressure coaching staff

Afg v Eng, Group A, Sydney

Afghanistan's fortunes fade

After a strong start to the World Cup, Afghanistan lost steam in the closing matches, and will be especially disappointed that they couldn't push a dispirited England harder

Hamid Hassan had Alex Hales nicking behind for 37