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Jack Russell lets one go

The corrida of uncertainty

There is much to admire in the rhythm and timing of a batsman's leave-alone, which at times seems to borrow from the quintessentially Iberian art of bullfighting

Tino Best is pumped up after removing Kane Williamson

Blistering Best

Sometimes recreational cricketers get a chance to face players of international-calibre, and to stand 22 yards from a pace storm

Matthew Bremner

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow put on 106 for the sixth wicket

A tale of two Yorkshire lads

The careers of two present-day England players have been noticeably intertwined since their days in youth cricket

Gundappa Viswanath

Playing hookey for Shorty

If you were a cricket fan born and raised in Bangalore in the '70s and '80s, chances are you did everything in your power to watch Gundappa Viswanath bat

Sam Blackledge

Back in ten

A one-time cricketer gets into whites again, and lives to tell the tale