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A man watching cricket

Cricket in fiction

Class (struggle) is permanent

Overshadowed by greater writers, Dudley Carew and Bruce Hamilton wrote cricket novels set in the old world but with contemporary concerns

Cover of <i>The Meaning of Cricket</i>

The Meaning of Cricket

A keen eye, a beating heart

A collection of Jon Hotten's writing that is lively with insight and anecdote, and informed by the persona of the knowledgeable and fascinated practitioner

Richie Benaud rehearses at the Channel 7 studio in Sydney ahead of the match between Western Australia and the MCC in Perth

Richie Benaud, 1930-2015

The sound of silence

Over an illustrious commentary career, Richie Benaud developed a distinctive voice, at once authoritative and warm

Steve Waugh signs copies of his book during the launch of his new book, <i>Ashes Diary 2001'</i>


Captains' chronicles

How players' accounts of touring life evolved from terse reportage to colourful insider tales to vanilla detailing

Martin Crowe bats


Martin the invincible

At the crease Crowe was elegant and imposing. Off it, especially after he left cricket, he was completely alive, always in the moment, and possessed of a desire to learn

The conference room at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel where the ICC meeting was held

Cover story

The men who sold the world

Cricket administrators have always been guided by self-interest, but today one half swears by self-aggrandisement and the other by self-preservation