Cricket books

The power that books hold

We may not be strangers to what players say, but we still tend to accord their words greater respect when they're on paper and between two covers

A Derbyshire fan in Melbourne

How books, magazines and live scorecard updates allowed an Australian teenager to keep track of county cricket in the 1990s

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

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

The art of Bishan Bedi in prose

Suresh Menon's biography on the great Indian left-arm spinner is essential reading for all young tweakers

Cricket books

The man behind the top hat

Rupert Bates, writing in Wisden India, charts the history of Eric Ravilious, the man who gave the Wisden Almanack its iconic engraving

Indian cricket

Using cricket to tell India's story

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