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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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Five cricket arguments yet to be solved

Debates that will get you aggravated and typing furious comments. By Jon Hotten
The Cricket Monthly September issue

What's the difference between 19 and 38 years old in Test cricket?

Regardless of your age, you can have a presence on the field. By Nicholas Hogg

    'I had opportunities to leave but I didn't want Zimbabwe to go downhill'

Dave Houghton talks about playing alongside Fletcher and Hick, upsetting big teams, and the team's early Test days

Nepal's hurdles

Their first CEO, Bhawana Ghimire, was seen as a pioneer, but lofty plans have come to naught in the face of a shambolic cricket board
The Cricket Monthly September issue

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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Can New Zealand do an England 2012?

England showed four years ago that India can be beaten at home with the help of four key attributes. New Zealand possess all of them, to a degree, and if they click together, anything can happen

Imran's team or Misbah's: which was greater?

Each had to overcome very different hurdles from the other to become a top Test side

Trott's story emerging with happy ending

Jonathan Trott will leave the game with a smile on his face and many good memories. From the position he was in not so long ago, that is something to be cherished

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