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Editor of Intelligent Life magazine and a former editor of Wisden
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It was the allrounders wot won it

Aug 25, 2009: Andrew Flintoff, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann made a telling impact on the series with both bat and ball

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Sending out an SOS

Aug 12, 2009: Why Mark Ramprakash should be called up for The Oval, and how things have changed drastically post-Headingley, despite England's denials

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Are you England in disguise?

Aug 4, 2009: The 2009 Aussies have not just been a pale shadow of their brilliant predecessors - they're so pale, they have a distinctly Pommie tinge

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Will England choke?

Jul 21, 2009: History tells us that England can easily get vertigo when on top. Will this piece of history repeat itself?

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England picked the wrong team

Jul 13, 2009: In their bowling, they went for quantity and solidity over quality and incisiveness, and none of their batsmen bar one can take a match by the scruff of its neck

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Missing the biffers

Mar 18, 2008: They may have won a Test match but something's off about England: their top six

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Silly money

Mar 4, 2008: What the IPL could have learned from Ben and Jerry

Bold but flawed

Feb 21, 2008: Why Middlesex plus MCC does not equal Manchester United

Gilchrist: beautifully used

Feb 5, 2008: Australia's masterstroke with Gilchrist wasn't starting him at seven, but keeping him there

Fight the fudge

Jan 22, 2008: England's selectors need to think more clearly

Let's ban sledging

Jan 8, 2008: Cricket shouldn't just be trying to ban racism, it should ban sledging

Eight ideas for President Brearley

Dec 11, 2007: Some suggestions for the keepers of Lord's

Pace is back

Nov 27, 2007: Lee, Steyn, Shoaib - the quick guns are in business again. The gods have acted

Ripe for the picking

Nov 12, 2007: Of all the jobs in a cricket team, the captain's is the one to which a few wrinkles are most conducive

Cricket is not a business

Oct 30, 2007: Why the ECB's new chairman, Giles Clarke, is wrong

The true world order

Oct 16, 2007: International cricket in 2007 is a bell curve, with a great big bulge in the middle. Inzamam-ul-Haq may have gone, but his silhouette lives on

Too much of a dull thing

Oct 1, 2007: Don't kill ODIs, but let's have a balance

Two runs a ball, please

Sep 17, 2007: Batsmen are under pressure to score fast in twenty20

Flawed yet fascinating

Sep 4, 2007: Shane Warne's list of the top 50 cricketers of his time is everything a list ought to be: provocative, surprising, talked-about, and, in places, plain wrong

Goliaths in awe of the Davids

Jul 24, 2007: India's big four are considered batting stars yet the bowlers who have been successful against them are the decade's half-forgotten names

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Tough questions spurred Root to new heights

A few home truths from Mark Ramprakash helped inspire the batsman to his career-best 254 at Old Trafford

Whistlin' past the ear

In 1975 against West Indies, Jeff Thomson let it rip on Boxing Day. We look at the Test through one photo
The Cricket Monthly July issue

    'I was the type who would be very, very good or not so good'

John Crawley talks about playing against Australia, his best innings, highs and lows with Lancashire, and teaching history

    'I felt as captain I had certain responsibilities to change the culture'

Mahela Jayawardene talks about reforming Sri Lankan cricket, and the challenges of handling big-name players

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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Loose West Indies succumb to Ashwin's wiles

One after another, the hosts' batsmen attempted questionable flicks and drives in their second innings, disregarding the drift and dip the offspinner was generating

Fresh Sabina track to refresh West Indies?

The likes of Alzarri Joseph and Miguel Cummins could narrow the gap between the two sides in Jamaica, on what looks set to be a green pitch

Ashwin emulates Botham with ton and seven-for

Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory

Four double-tons in a day, and a Eddie Redmayne lookalike

Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"

'I think Zimbabwe will end up like Kenya'

Dav Whatmore talks about how things went downhill fast during his curtailed stint as Zimbabwe's coach

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