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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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The greatest Ashes Test

The Cricket Monthly: Tony Lewis, Malcolm Knox, David Frith, Rob Smyth and Alex Massie make their picks
TCM June issue

    Loss of Harris will change Australia's bowling plans

Ricky Ponting: Ryan Harris was a bowler for all roles, and his absence makes the Ashes a bit more difficult to call

    Centuries all down the middle, and the first Test cricketer to be born

Ask Steven also has: the most years between matches for Sri Lanka, and the overseas captain who led in the most Tests in England

How well do you know your Ashes history?

Twenty questions, 15 minutes. What are you waiting for?

A Hayden moment

Samir Chopra: The TV does no justice to some stunning pieces of work on the field

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Highest totals without a century, and dream ODI debuts

Also: the most team changes made by a country in successive one-day internationals, and highest individual Test scores in the second innings

No. 1: Matthew Hayden

Opening the batting on the former Australia captain's all-star Ashes XI picked from among his contemporaries: a burly attacker from Queensland

Dhoni and Kohli: a clash of ideologies?

The personalities and philosophies of India's two captains could not be more different. That makes for a tricky situation, which India's cricket administration must handle well

A squad without pace, keepers, or future planning

Five questions for the selectors who picked the second-string squad for the tour of Zimbabwe

Johnson back to intimidate with word and deed

At the age of 33, Johnson does not expect to be back for another Ashes campaign and, since being forced to miss last year's World Twenty20 with a toe injury, he has played every game as if it is his last

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