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History via poetry

Jan 25, 2009: GD Martineau's writing was about the journey, not the destination

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Cashman and the Demon

Jan 10, 2009: An Australian historian who produced a classic on Indian cricket and one on a fast-bowling legend

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Post scripts

Dec 14, 2008: On the evolution of the cricket obituary

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Writing from the middle

Nov 30, 2008: The ranks of players turned writers worth reading are disappointingly thin

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The g word

Nov 16, 2008: How does one define greatness in an innings?

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Ed the head

Nov 2, 2008: Ed Smith is among the most intelligent and articulate interpreters of sport going

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Kinds of funny

Oct 19, 2008: There's a wide range of humorous cricket writing - from Berkmann to Hollowood to Johnston

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My friend the bookseller

Oct 5, 2008: Thirty-five years ago John McKenzie opened a bookshop in Surrey that has since grown to be a mecca for collectors of cricket titles

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A quiet goodbye

Sep 21, 2008: Perhaps Bradman's farewell was all the more memorable for being unspectacular

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In the line of Cardus

Sep 7, 2008: NS Ramaswami's rank among the more literary cricket writers is assured. It was only fitting he assumed the pen name he did

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Grand rapids

Aug 24, 2008: The best books on fast bowling are written by those who haven't faced their subjects across a pitch

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Pen mightier than bat

Aug 10, 2008: Rumours of the death of cricket literature are highly exaggerated: Peter Roebuck is writing still

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In their own write

Jul 27, 2008: Cricket writers' autobiographies come in all flavours

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The love of lists

Jul 20, 2008: Cricket books for a desert island? Let the arguments begin

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No fuss, no frills

Jul 6, 2008: Like Yorkshire's greatest cricketers, JM Kilburn was not known for lightness of touch or flights of fancy

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Verse yet

Jun 22, 2008: It is only fitting that cricket should have inspired as much poetry as it has

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The schoolboy professor

Jun 8, 2008: Sujit Mukherjee's writings on the game had passion and precision in equal measure

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Island stories

May 25, 2008: Cricket and writing are more closely bound together in the West Indies than elsewhere

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The grand laureate

May 11, 2008: Geoffrey Moorhouse wrote only two books on the game but they will last longer than many by designated cricket writers

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Ghost-spoken

Apr 27, 2008: How some of the best known cricket quotes came to be

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Women's pay hikes should not depend on results

Raf Nicholson: Professionalism means rewarding your players well irrespective of on-field results. Australia has set a good example

Continuity sets Knight Riders apart

The franchise's success over the last five seasons has been built around consistency of selection and a familial atmosphere within the squad

    'For fast bowling you need an environment that helps you go wild'

Former Pakistan international Aaqib Javed talks about his growth as a fast bowler, the influence of Imran, and coaching UAE

    Shaun Young's Ashes outing

Flashback to 1997, when the Tasmanian allrounder got a call-up from county cricket to play the final Test at The Oval

Feasting, grooving, dancing at Chepauk

Sankaran Krishna: In the '70s, a Test match day in Madras involved home-cooked lunches and Hindi film music

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'I'm not sure Pakistan's players train as hard as the other best players in the world'

Batting coach Grant Flower talks about the changes in attitude and routines his players need

'To enjoy cricket, you must enjoy your downtime'

James Faulkner talks about the IPL, his slower balls, bouncing back from a drunk-driving episode, and bad haircuts

Dhoni shows off his football skills again

Plays of the day from the IPL match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Happy Families Test, and most IPL runs without a ton

Also: the highest successful first-class fourth-innings chases, and the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in women's ODIs

Pandya's collisions, and a familiar crowd favourite

Plays of the day from the IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians

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