Cricket writing

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A cornucopia of unbelievable cricket facts hidden in plain sight, that's what is just a click away with the online archives of the Wisden Almanack


Harsha Bhogle, the storyteller

Harsha Bhogle discusses the early influences that shaped his commentary, censorship, unsavoury trysts on twitter and physical attributes in television presenting with the Hindu's Arun Venugopal

In praise of Margaret Hughes

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

Pakistan news

Qamar Ahmed's special quadruple

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

What I read in 2013

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

When an editor ate his words

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

What do they know of cliches...

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