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The school that Sehwag built

Dec 9, 2014: The plainspeaking Indian batsman is focusing on life beyond cricket, having set up an educational institution with world-class facilities for academics and sports

Gaurav Kalra

Let it pass

Dec 6, 2014: Cricket's most evocative, vulnerable and downright thrilling exponents of the non-shot

Phil Walker

A billion Bill Lawrys

Dec 2, 2014: Down the years, Australia was the cricket country Indians wanted theirs to aspire to be

Rahul Bhattacharya

The last cricket bookseller

Nov 25, 2014: The home of Australia's first - and possibly last - full-time dealer of his kind is a treasure trove of cricket literature amassed over 45 years

Russell Jackson

No place like Arundel

Nov 21, 2014: When you spend your childhood in the shadow of a magnificent cricket ground, you tend to take it for granted. Revisiting helps put things in perspective

Will Macpherson

Cricket and cheese

Nov 17, 2014: In the wake of KP's cheese-heavy memoirs, here are nine more cricket-and-cheese stories. Where there's a will there's a whey

Henry Cowen

Pat Howard's rugby state of mind

Nov 13, 2014: The Australian team performance head's swift review of the UAE debacle is an example of cricket borrowing ideas from rugby

Greg Growden

The Barramundis' big break

Nov 7, 2014: Papua New Guinea have impressed, despite their limited resources and talent. Now, as they head into their first ODI, they're hoping for a brighter future

Tim Wigmore

The Singhs of Inverhaugh

Oct 25, 2014: The journey of Bart and Jan Singh's 19-year labour of love in rural Canada - the alluring Inverhaugh Cricket Club - which they built from scratch

Justin Robertson

'I never stole anybody's money, yet I was given five years'

Oct 24, 2014: Half a decade since his ban ended, Maurice Odumbe continues to live with the stigma of corruption

Tim Wigmore

The man who pulled New Zealand from the precipice

Oct 20, 2014: Brendon McCullum's runs, leadership and self-belief have been instrumental in rescuing New Zealand cricket from its lowest ebb

Andrew Alderson

Customs wrangles

Oct 16, 2014: In an increasingly globalised game, cricketers are au fait with the jet-setting lifestyle. That's not to say it isn't without its complications though

Crispin Andrews

Cricket beyond the limits

Oct 10, 2014: For most people, trekking above 5000 metres would be a challenge. But for one intrepid group it was an opportunity to play a game at the highest level - literally

Phil Walker

The psychology of bat-making

Oct 8, 2014: It's not the size of the bat that matters, it's the weight. And it's not in your hands, it's in your mind

Jon Hotten

Can cricket produce a great novel?

Oct 6, 2014: Or do the sporting daydreams of childhood seep into attempts at rendering the game in fiction and trivialise it?

Nicholas Hogg

Ireland's plateau

Sep 24, 2014: Without more fixtures with Full Members, they can't get more funds. Without funds, they can't keep their players

Tim Wigmore

Yorkshire's lucky 13

Sep 23, 2014: The heroes of 2001 recount how they overrode the burden of history. The similarities to 2014 are striking

Alan Gardner

Trading places

Sep 20, 2014: In a world where £50m can be staked on a single IPL game, whole armies of professional cricket traders work the betting markets for profit. But who are these people?

Vithushan Ehantharajah

Illy the groundsman

Sep 5, 2014: Former England captain Ray Illingworth tended the square at Farsley Cricket Club till his health gave way. He still helps out there most days

Sidharth Monga

Why baseball trumps cricket at the movies

Aug 27, 2014: Baseball movies are more ambitious and unabashedly American - always a draw at the box office

Rob Steen
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