Backyard / street cricket

New Zealand cricket

Ben Wheeler, from the backyard to the big stage

Ben Wheeler, the 23-year old New Zealand fast bowler, speaks to Mark Geenty at stuff.co.nz about how backyard battles with his two brothers helped him on his path to becoming an international cricketer

Backyard cricket

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In his piece for the Guardian's Spin, John Ashdown draws on his childhood memories and mulls on how the seemingly rigid rules of cricket can be warped - with a little creativity - to allow its practitioners a quick game of cricket in unlikely condi

The many crickets of an Indian boyhood

Growing up in India, you play a number of varieties of the game, each contributing to the development of certain skills

Offbeat

The nature v nurture debate in cricket

In an article for Aeon magazine, David Papineau explores the idea of nature v nurture in cricket by comparing it with other sports

Losing to India

An Englishman discovers cricket fervour in India, and realises he can't quite win a game against Indians back home either

Cuban cricket

Bat up, Cuba

Scyld Berry's column in the Telegraph explains how a charity has been supplying bats, stumps, helmets and more to fuel Cuba's passion for cricket

New Zealand cricket

Corey Anderson thrives on confidence

Self-belief plays a big part of Corey Anderson stunning rise from backyard cricket to national hero, as he reveals in an interview with Alan Perrott for the New Zealand Herald

Sachin Tendulkar retires

The kid who finally had to grow up

To this fan, Sachin Tendulkar is a kid who managed to extend his childhood beyond its definition

The most cricketous area in the world

The tour kicks off in Mumbai, with a visit to the maidans, where all of cricket is displayed in a microcosm