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The artist known as Jack Russell

Jan 17, 2010: The eccentric England wicketkeeper spent rainy days and time on the bench sketching and painting. Two books chronicle his art

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Jack Hobbs and the golden age

Dec 13, 2009: The Master's autobiography provides glimpses of a long-ago time that is strikingly similar (and not) to ours

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Trescothick, Gimblett and the black wings of depression

Nov 1, 2009: Two Somerset players, generations apart, have had their struggles with mental illness form the subject of two fine books

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Barker's bowlers

Oct 18, 2009: A doctor, an air-force man, and 10 great players bring a childhood back to life

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Jack of two trades

Oct 4, 2009: Fingleton was possibly the finest cricketer-writer ever

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Portraits of heroes

Sep 20, 2009: Ronald Mason used to worship cricketers as a boy, and wrote excellent prose on them as a man

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Poet of the willow

Sep 6, 2009: Archie Jackson, who was born 100 years ago, was the Keats of cricket in more ways than one

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Rowdy the chronicler

Aug 23, 2009: In praise of a cricketer who made the transition from player to first-rate cricket writer with ease

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Lessons for leaders

Aug 9, 2009: Brearley, Ranji, EM Rose, and the art of captaincy

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The third T

Jul 26, 2009: Frank Tyson has been among our best analysts of players' temperament and what made them tick

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All Rhodes

Jun 28, 2009: Two of the greatest books on one of the greatest allrounders ever

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Gold from the Ashes

Jun 14, 2009: Celebrating Cardus' evocations of cricket's premier contest

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Golden amateur

May 31, 2009: A businessman, a soldier, a lavishly talented cricketer: Stanley Jackson embodied one of cricket's greatest ages

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Where are the Indians?

May 17, 2009: English and Australian players have not been shy when it comes to writing their life stories; not so the Indians

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Hallowed and much covered

May 3, 2009: On the wealth of writing about the most storied cricket ground there is

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The other Plum

Apr 19, 2009: On PG Wodehouse's cricket connection

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The passionate poet

Apr 5, 2009: Edmund Blunden's Cricket Country laments the passing of an age and revels in the timelessness of the game

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Where to get 'em

Mar 22, 2009: In which your columnist dishes out some handy book-hunting advice

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One writer, many hats

Feb 22, 2009: Ramachandra Guha is a polymath who happens to write superbly on cricket

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The piper's new master

Feb 8, 2009: On India's dominance of cricket, and a book that tells of a plan to thwart it

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    Clarke's fairy tale

Mark Nicholas: The last few days have been about being loved at last for Australia's World Cup-winning captain

    Come fly with me

Diaries: Sharda Ugra finds Hamilton's laid-back charm hard to resist, and summons up the courage to leap off the tallest building in the hemisphere

    What did we learn from this World Cup?

That there is a place for proper batsmanship in ODIs, that New Zealand punch above their weight, and that taking wickets wins you matches. By Ed Smith

    New Zealand's greatest almost

Jarrod Kimber: Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have done to greatness

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: In close matches you ponder over the what-could-have-beens; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

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Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

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    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    India swept away by Australia's depth (183)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

    The greatest time of our lives (137)

    Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun