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Team Mates

Those pals of mine

Apr 23, 2016: A new collection of essays celebrates the companions you play with

Nicholas Hogg

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2016

Sit back and prepare to be bewitched

Apr 15, 2016: An institution that is far from crumbling, the latest Wisden is once again full of fine stuff in which to lose yourself for hours

Paul Edwards

The War of the White Roses

Yorkshire's bitter Boycott years

Mar 19, 2016: A look back at the county's darkest era, spread over two decades, with Geoff Boycott as its central figure

David Hopps

Mashrafe

Mashrafe's tale

Feb 20, 2016: A new book on the Bangladesh captain is full of personal stories and details of the struggles he endured to become the country's first fast bowling hero

Mohammad Isam

Test Cricket: the Unauthorised Biography

Flavours from a banquet 139 years long

Feb 14, 2016: Close analysis, sharp writing, love of the game, talk about splendid moustaches - a new "biography" of Test cricket has it all

Paul Edwards

Bringing Home The Ashes

How Root urned it for England

Jan 23, 2016: Joe Root's book on the victorious 2015 Ashes series is also a summation of England's mixed and eventful year in international cricket

Alan Gardner

Three books on Richie Benaud

In Richie's company

Dec 20, 2015: Three books on the master commentator and Australia captain offer you the wisdom of Benaud

Paul Edwards

Chasing Shadows

The quest for Peter Roebuck

Dec 19, 2015: A new book about the late great cricket writer tries to unravel the many mysteries that marked his life and death

David Hopps

The Country House Cricketer

Stories from stately venues

Dec 5, 2015: The Country House Cricketer explores English cricket through some of its nobler grounds

Alan Gardner

Phillip Hughes: The Official Biography

The country boy who moved a nation

Nov 28, 2015: The new Phillip Hughes biography is a warm retelling of his early life in rural Australia, and how he dealt with the ups and downs of his short career

Daniel Brettig

Kevin Pietersen on Cricket

Pietersen: the sequel

Nov 22, 2015: Here's the book the critics wanted when KP produced his autobiography last year. (Not that it quite lives up to billing)

David Hopps

Warriors

A moving Kenyan tale

Nov 15, 2015: A new film brings the country's Maasai cricketers into the media spotlight again

Alan Gardner

Who Wants to be a Batsman?

Inside the art, science and mind of batting

Oct 17, 2015: Simon Hughes examines batsmanship through his own experiences and those of the greats of the game

Alan Gardner

Sundial in the Shade

Playing with Barry

Oct 10, 2015: Andrew Murtagh's book about his legendary Hampshire team-mate is packed full of anecdotes, detail and research

Luke Alfred

Fire in Babylon

A story of Caribbean empowerment

Sep 26, 2015: Inspired by the film, the book of the same name looks at the rise of a West Indies team alongside the life of its immigrant people in Britain

Nicholas Hogg

Long Shot Summer

The year of four England captains

Sep 26, 2015: A look back at 1988, which is up there in the ranks of England cricket's most shambolic periods

Alan Gardner

Cricket: The Game of Life

Let's celebrate cricket

Sep 19, 2015: Scyld Berry does just that in his new book, delving into the game's history, as well as musing on the topics of language, race, numbers, and more besides

David Hopps

South Africa'’s Greatest Batsmen

South Africa's batting dream team

Sep 14, 2015: Ali Bacher's new book celebrates the country's finest batsmen, including forgotten heroes lost to apartheid

Firdose Moonda

Cricket Captain 2015

Stepping into the skipper's shoes

Aug 8, 2015: Cricket Captain 2015 is probably the most evolved version in its series, and while it lacks a few innovative features, it's a solid cricket management game

Videep Vijay Kumar

Death of a Gentleman

Be alarmed, be very alarmed

Jul 29, 2015: Death of a Gentleman exposes how neo-liberal economics threatens the game, while also hinting at worse lying beneath the surface, leaving you feeling disillusioned and angry

Jonathan Wilson
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