Geoff Boycott  is interviewed by BBC anchorman Peter West

Boycott floored by an Indian trundler

Rewind: When Eknath Solkar got under the skin of Geoff Boycott, leading to a three-year self-imposed exile from Test cricket

Claire Taylor was Player of the Match

Four in four, and stands by Nos. 10 and 11

Ask Steven: Also, most balls faced in a T20, highest limited-overs score at Lord's, and long lives after Test debut

Stuart Broad departed for 65

A year for tail-end heroics

Numbers Game: Lower-order partnership stats have remained remarkably constant over the last five decades, but there's been a huge leap in 2014

James Anderson sets up for a reverse sweep

A Trent Bridge extravaganza

Ask Steven: Tail-end records set in the recent England-India Test, and double-tons by No. 7s

Michael Atherton and Allan Donald have a staring match

On This Day

Immovable object, irresistible force

July 26: Athers and White Lightning face off


Cover image of Simon Wilde's <i>On Pietersen</I>

KP in précis

Review: Using secondary sources, a newspaper journalist tries to decipher Kevin Pietersen and his career beyond the prima donna stereotype


'As you get older, you come to appreciate the tough times'

Jimmy Adams talks about the West Indian love for fast bowling, batting with Lara, and living a dream for nine years

'Life's too short to be too tall'

James Taylor talks about riding horses, smashing an unbeaten 220 when he was 15, and captaining England Lions

'Even the bluddy Nawab!'

The time when Pataudi Jr caught a young English fan's fancy for his princely ways and his heroic batting. By Steven Lynch


Alastair Cook ponders how to get another wicket

If you're drunk enough, you're good enough

Dave Podmore: Let us now reflect on Lord's and look ahead to the next Test

Stuart Broad and James Anderson hold the urn

Time to pension off the seniors?

Rob Smyth: If England are going to win nothing, history suggests it might be worth their while to win nothing with kids

Kevin Pietersen and Peter Moores survey a bleak scene in Bangalore

England don't need a visible coach

Martin Crowe: The team now consists of two halves: a burnt-out one and a fresh one

Liam Plunkett raises the bat after his half-century

What good is a nightwatchman?

Rob Steen: In modern times, a few tailenders have thrived higher up the order, but the psychological advantage it gives the opposition can't be discounted