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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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    'If I wrote a book I'd call it Mind the Windows'

Tino Best talks about banter with Flintoff, wild celebrations, and why his Test-highest 95 is not his No. 1 achievement

    USA's cricket lovers come out to watch

One week in Indianapolis recently proved American cricket fans really do exist, and they want more of the game. By Peter Della Penna

    'Allow two bowlers 15 overs each in ODIs'

Geoffrey Boycott suggests ways to redress the balance between bat and ball, and talks about how the Lord's victory has lifted the spirits of English cricket

Being McCullum

The New Zealand captain has found a way of keeping his instincts free and fearless while offering real gravitas, and that is quite something to behold. By Jon Hotten

Playing alongside Adam Sanford

Eleven Tests and 30 wickets for West Indies, and a stand at Windsor Park named after him. And he now plays club cricket in the USA. By Scott Oliver

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'I made it clear that I was here to win the IPL'

Ricky Ponting talks about Mumbai Indians' amazing turnaround, his relationship with Harbhajan Singh, and being part of perhaps the most star studded coaching line-up in cricket

The IPL 2015 tournament XI

ESPNcricinfo picks its team of the 2015 season, with a limit of only four overseas players in the XI

'There's too much lip service about the sanctity of Test cricket'

Michael Holding on his regrets over West Indies' behaviour in New Zealand in 1980, why Mohammad Amir deserves a second chance, and how crazy workloads are killing cricket

MI thrill with typical bouncebackability

In the second half of the tournament, at every training huddle, players were told treat each match as a final. That resonated with Mumbai's talismans who lifted their games admirably

'I have moved on and I am not afraid' - Ahsan Raza

Pakistan umpire Ahsan Raza suffered severe injuries during the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore. Six years later, he is eager to officiate his first international game at home

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