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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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Arthur Morris, my pen pal

How the Australian batsman touched the heart of a young Russell Jackson by responding to his letters

The death of Ankit Keshri

The Cricket Monthly: When the 20-year-old died after an on-field accident, it was the end of an Indian dream
TCM September issue

    'I'd bat Pujara at No. 3'

Bowl at Boycs: Geoff Boycott on India's batting order, and the problem of no-balls

    The Sinhalese speakers club

Diary: Sharda Ugra brushes up her language skills, and wonders at the new BCCI

Would it have been different with Khaya Majola around?

Luke Alfred: Cricket in South Africa is perilously close to being irrelevant for the country's largest demographic group

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Why is Pujara given short shrift?

He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs

India's will to win tested by searing conditions

On a steaming Colombo day, victory did not come easily to India. But the team kept its focus, intensity and clarity of thought going, and reaped the benefits

All 60 wickets to India bowlers, and a rare comeback

Stats highlights from the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC where India completed a rare away series win

Another bowling display of two halves

For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook

Ojha's time to 'relax' before Test debut

After spending 15 years in the domestic circuit, Naman Ojha is expected to make his Test debut in the third match, for which, he says, he is not facing additional pressure because of the long wait

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