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'Perfect the basics and then improvise'

Jul 30, 2011: Courtney Walsh is giving back to cricket by mentoring West Indies' Under-19 players. He tells them to keep things simple and to enjoy life on tour

Peter Della Penna

Can Uganda become Africa's second-best side?

Jul 26, 2011: Insiders think they could. And their recent showings, in Twenty20 especially, seem to bear out the hype

Firdose Moonda

'Every Shield game should aim to go late into day four'

Jul 25, 2011: The states need to look at producing pitches conducive to four-day cricket, and ensuring that younger players have mentors to turn to, says Queensland captain James Hopes

Daniel Brettig

Max of all trades

Jul 25, 2011: When he's not laughing at a famous caricature of himself, former Australia bowler Max Walker is writing books, doing charity work and developing iPhone apps

Brydon Coverdale

A plot of earth that knows its worth

Jul 21, 2011: Cricket is coming home for its 2000th Test, but even if the game's a dud, it cannot take away from the glory of the ground hosting it

Michael Henderson

The India I remember

Jul 19, 2011: A veteran cricket writer looks back a couple of India's earliest visits to England, featuring an incompetent prince-captain, a colossal allrounder, and more

John Woodcock

Kentucky fried cricket

Jul 18, 2011: Cricket Australia says its sponsorship deal with KFC is vital for the game's health, but in a country where childhood obesity is on the rise, many believe it's sending mixed signals

Daniel Brettig

Wearing the burden lightly

Jul 16, 2011: Carrying a weak and inexperienced team and struggling to deal with the pressure of expectations aren't easy, but Bangladesh's captain manages to do so and remain upbeat

Abu Choudhury

The forgotten men of 1991

Jul 15, 2011: Two players who were taken along to make up the numbers on South Africa's first tour after readmission look back, 20 years on

Firdose Moonda

Keeping the premiership window open

Jul 13, 2011: Victoria have made 14 of the last 18 state finals. Now they face the challenge of bouncing back after their first disappointing summer in years

Brydon Coverdale

Opening credits

Jul 12, 2011: The first session of a match is Test cricket at its most compelling: the hard new ball against the men who have to see off its threat - or, as is common these days, send it packing

Mike Selvey

The men who couldn't replace Boucher

Jul 11, 2011: During his 14-year reign as the South African keeper, Boucher has had at least six frontline challengers. Only two remain standing

Firdose Moonda

Timeline 2

Bradman's last to Tendulkar's 50th

Jul 10, 2011: A look at Test cricket's milestones from the second half of the last century and the first decade of this one

Nishi Narayanan

Timeline 1

From Lillywhite to the end of the War

Jul 9, 2011: A look at the milestones from the first 75-odd years of Test cricket

Siddhartha Talya

Is the IPL still a summer blockbuster?

Jul 7, 2011: Experts agree that the World Cup and the shuffling of IPL teams could be problems unique to 2011, but will viewership return to previous stratospheric levels in 2012?

Tariq Engineer

The art of making Taufels

Jul 3, 2011: Australian cricket may be under review for its problems, but its umpiring system still serves as a blueprint for the rest of the world

Adam Wakefield

Nine hundred from 1988

Jun 27, 2011: A look at every 100th Test down the years: No. 1100 to No. 1900 includes Inzamam's triple-century, Nasser's farewell, and a Cape Town Test played in May

Andrew McGlashan

Views from the Blues' big smoke

Jun 27, 2011: You never know your luck in the big city that is New South Wales cricket, Nathan Hauritz says, but then you never know when you might disappear, either

Daniel Brettig

The first thousand

Jun 25, 2011: A look at every 100th Test down the years: No. 1 to No. 1000 includes a match featuring the Invincibles, Holding to Boycott, and the Centenary Test

Andrew McGlashan

BBL or the bush

Jun 24, 2011: If traditionalists are alarmed at Cricket Australia's new thrust on Twenty20, they'll need to get used to it. Swayed by public research findings, the board has decided to go all out to pursue new audiences

Daniel Brettig
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The Happy Families Test, and most IPL runs without a ton

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