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Mar 24, 2014

How much of a sportsman's story do you need to know?

The Cordon: Journalists may crave the minutest details, but fans are happy to leave some things to the imagination

Jonathan Wilson

Jan 30, 2014

In praise of Margaret Hughes

The Cordon: The first woman to write to a high standard on the game was treated a bit like a circus freak when she appeared on the scene

Russell Jackson

Jan 27, 2014

'A captain should be judged on how he influences the side'

The Cordon: Mike Atherton, the former England captain, talks about the pressures of leadership, the demands of TV and print journalism, and the problems with the ICC's revamp plan

Interview by Subash Jayaraman

Jan 16, 2014

Qamar Ahmed's special quadruple

Cricinfo: Freelance cricket writer and commentator Qamar Ahmed completes his 400th Test as a reporter, at which point he has been to 19% of all Tests every played

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Jan 3, 2014

What I read in 2013

The Cordon: There's a surge for immediacy in the modern media but sports books, especially cricket ones, help you slow down

Russell Jackson

Dec 26, 2013

When an editor ate his words

The Cordon: India's World Cup victory in 1983 prompted some unforgettable banter between their manager and a magazine editor

Samir Chopra

Oct 12, 2013

The left-hander's cover drive

The Cordon: Aka the cricket stroke that can move medical professionals to poetry

Michael Jeh

Sep 27, 2013

What do they know of cliches...

The Cordon: Cricket clich├ęs find their most obvious and oft-parodied home in commentary boxes but we're all guilty of them from time to time

Russell Jackson

Sep 19, 2013

Using cricket to tell India's story

Cricinfo: James Astill, author of the Great Indian Tamasha, speaks to the Wall Street Journal about the impact of cricket in India

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 16, 2013

Adaptation of ambition

Cricinfo: As yet another summer of cricket comes to a close, the Old Batsman muses how cricket's complexities allow a different face to each age of the player

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 9, 2013

Why does cricket not lend itself to the novel?

The Cordon: It could be because literary description of sport is almost impossible because of our over-familiarity with the language of reporting

Jonathan Wilson

Aug 19, 2013

'There'll always be a need for cricket journalists'

The Cordon: Daily Mail cricket journalist Lawrence Booth talks about breaking the Kevin Pietersen texts story, the ethics of the job, building relationships, the perils of boards and sponsors restricting access to players, and the role of the old-style cricket

Interview by Subash Jayaraman

Jul 25, 2013

The best cricket periodical ever

The Cordon: From 1978 to 1983, the World Cricket Digest, published out of Sydney, offered fans of cricket and cricket writing an invaluable service

Samir Chopra

Jul 11, 2013

A portent of a possibly brutish Ashes

Cricinfo: If the first day's play is any indication, this Ashes could be short and brutal for batsmen

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 2, 2013

The grand online cricket library

The Cordon: We're privileged to be living at a time when there is such a wealth of cricket writing online

Samir Chopra

Jun 25, 2013

CMJ and a lesson in reporting on cricket

The Cordon: His book on England's victorious tour of Australia in 1986-87 entertained a ten-year-old and taught him the value of writing on just the sport

Jonathan Wilson

Jun 18, 2013

Chronicles of the ghost-writer

Cricinfo: In a piece in Man's World magazine, Sharda Ugra shares her experience of being a ghost-writer on two cricket biographies - John Wright's Indian Summers and Yuvraj Singh's The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back.

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 11, 2013

When football replaced cricket on the back pages

The Cordon: You can almost pinpoint the date when the switch happened in England

Jonathan Wilson

May 3, 2013

Notes from editors, past and present

Cricinfo: In Wisden India, six editors of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack share their thoughts on what it means to be a Wisden editor.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Apr 20, 2013

Mumbai's cricketing treasure trove in need of revival

Cricinfo: The Kanga Memorial Library at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is fighting a battle for its survival

ESPNcricinfo staff
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