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Uncertain Corridors

An archaelogical probe into the state of the game

Apr 19, 2014: Cricket's premier historian comes out with another collection of essays that sound uncannily prescient about the way the game is headed

Alan Gardner

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2014

Marvellous, but why so serious?

Apr 9, 2014: Wisden 2014 gets stuck into the changes in the game's administration, and picks Dale Steyn as the leading cricketer in the world, but skimps on fun for angst

David Lloyd

Wisden India Almanack 2014

Farewells and remembered pleasures

Apr 5, 2014: Goodbyes to Tendulkar and others, delightful essays and detailed recaps - the 2014 edition of the Indian Wisden has plenty to treasure

Soumya Bhattacharya

Elk Stopped Play

With love from Cuba, Almaty and Tristan da Cunha

Mar 22, 2014: A fine collection of charming bulletins from around the globe shows just how far an insular game has spread

Les Smith

Two for the coffee table

Dec 29, 2013: An anthology and a celebration of great players - both from the Wisden stable - allow us to experience a soothing sense of constancy

Alan Gardner

Look, Junior's written a book

Dec 20, 2013: The story of India's U-19 World Cup-winning captain, Unmukt Chand, gives you an insight into what it takes for young boys in the country to become successful international sportsmen

Sharda Ugra

The Pacemen: 100 Years of South African Fast Bowlers

Men of South Africa

Dec 14, 2013: South African cricket is synonymous with fast bowling, and a new book celebrates the best of it

Firdose Moonda

Howzat: The six sixes balls mystery

Chasing the ball Sobers pasted

Dec 8, 2013: What happened to the inanimate victim of Garry Sobers' famously brutal assault in Swansea in 1968? A new book tries to discover its whereabouts

Clive Ellis

The Ashes Diary

Captain cautious

Dec 1, 2013: Michael Clarke's Ashes diary is guarded - as is to be expected from a book written at this stage of his career

Brydon Coverdale

Masterly Batting

Mathematical, with humanity

Nov 24, 2013: A collection of fine cricket writing on great cricket feats, and never mind the omissions

Alan Gardner

Saving the Test

A flag for the five-dayer

Nov 16, 2013: A new book presents a passionate case for protecting the game's premier format, and an acknowledgement that all solutions begin and end with having a more responsible ICC

Rob Steen

Review: A Handful of Confetti

Delightful, insightful and scandalous

Nov 9, 2013: David Green's tales of county cricket, which he played and then covered, are well-written and loads of fun

Paul Edwards

Review: Raw

An exorcism on paper

Nov 2, 2013: Martin Crowe's autobiography is an admirable, and brutal, effort at self-assessment

Andrew Alderson

At the Close of Play

Ponting's reckoning

Oct 31, 2013: The former Australia captain's biography is a doorstop that offers a detailed and honest account of his career

Daniel Brettig

Review: Lost in the Long Grass

From Sussex with love

Oct 26, 2013: With 24 chapters dedicated to various cricketing characters, former first-class stalwart John Barclay offers us a delightful read

Les Smith

Review: All in a Day's Cricket

Dyed in sepia

Oct 19, 2013: Controversy, romanticism, derring-do and idiosyncrasy - a recent anthology takes us on an evocative ride through cricket's past

Ashok Malik

Review: Underneath the Southern Cross

From golden to mortal

Oct 13, 2013: Mike Hussey's autobiography traces Australia's 2006-07 peak and the decline that followed with candour and insight

Daniel Brettig

Review: Driving Ambition

England's cultural architect

Oct 10, 2013: Andrew Strauss's autobiography is not a book to settle scores or rail at injustice. It's a comfortable read full of decency and discretion

David Hopps

Main Hoon Shahid Afridi

Masala goes Boom Boom

Sep 21, 2013: An unabashedly populist new potboiler uses cricket to offer a window into modern Pakistan

Ahmer Naqvi

Review: The Gloves are Off

A keeper remembers (sort of)

Sep 14, 2013: Matt Prior's up-and-down career makes for a readable story, but the juiciest bits are left out of his new book

Alan Gardner
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