The travails of a middle-aged cricketer

When the bad days outnumber the good, and the aches and pains hasten your decline, you wonder if each game might be your last

Three drops. Should I worry?

Does confidence play a role in catching? Even if the statisticians say otherwise, it certainly feels like it does

India in England 2014

'Ravindra played like a Jadeja'

Osman Samiuddin, in his column for the National, sympathises with Prior and says that his lack of wicketkeeping form could be eating into his confidence as a batsman

The problem with low catches

The cricket cognoscenti is largely eager to give the fielder the benefit of the doubt when a catch is referred. This should not be the case

Blood and orange

Expect spectators to arrive at New Zealand grounds prepared to put their bodies on the line for a six-figure sum

A quintet of screamers

Where does Trent Boult's stunning catch stack up in the annals of ripper catches by New Zealanders?

A knife in the back

Cricket Australia's decision to sack Mickey Arthur after having supported him in disciplining and rotating players betrays the management's muddled thinking

New Zealand cricket

Two Chris Martin stories

A dropped catch and a nervous innings - they don't portray him in a good light, yet somehow they do

County cricket 2013

Is Bates v Wheater really worth the grumbles?

Hampshire's batting started well this season, but the double collapse Essex raised old concerns and showed why the signing of Adam Wheater is not the damning offence it has been out to be