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England's colourful, shameless decade

Jul 18, 2015: A chronicle of the most hedonistic period in English cricket, long before the bosses woke up to professionalism

David Hopps

Summer's Crown: The Story of Cricket's County Championship

A priceless peek into the county cricket story

Jul 11, 2015: In so far as the County Championship has a single history, Stephen Chalke strives mightily and successfully to tell it through a visually wonderful new book

Paul Edwards

The Test

The fourth horseman of 2005

Jul 4, 2015: Simon Jones' career was blighted by injury but he was a key part of the attack who brought the Ashes home for England a decade ago and his story remains a compelling one

Alan Gardner

Bob Barber: The Professional Amateur

Bob Barber, the one-innings wonder

Jun 27, 2015: Colin Shindler's book is a warm portrait of a player who faced his fair share of confusion on and off the field in an era of great social change in Britain

Derek Pringle

Gentlemen and Sledgers: A History of the Ashes in 100 Quotations and Confrontations

Ashes wit, wisdom, and wicked one-liners

Jun 6, 2015: Rob Smyth's new book charts 130 years of sporting drama using the words of the chief protagonists

Alan Gardner

The Strangers Who Came Home

Once upon a tour, 137 years ago

May 30, 2015: Well before the Ashes legend was born, an Australian team visited England, for a series of 37 matches in four months

Alan Gardner

A Million Broken Windows

Bombay local

May 23, 2015: A new book tries to unravel the secret behind the city's extraordinary cricket legacy, with anecdotes about the passionate following the domestic game has had there

V Ramnarayan

Third Man: Recollections From a Life in Cricket

First-class tales

May 9, 2015: V Ramnarayan's cricket memoir unearths anecdotal gems from a bygone era, with the story of his short yet eventful domestic career forming the backbone

Sharda Ugra

Criconomics

When the best is not the greatest

May 2, 2015: A new book brings science to bear on the cricket ratings game - and largely succeeds

S Rajesh

Time to Talk

Amby's turn to talk

Apr 25, 2015: Curtly Ambrose's autobiography has just the right mix of reflection, forthrightness and lists

Jonhenry Wilson

Wisden India Almanack 2015

Timeless tales and the Big Three political thriller

Apr 19, 2015: The Wisden India Almanack 2015 hits the spot with its feature writing, but the reporting of the major events of the year on and off the field is a mixed bag

Jayaditya Gupta

Eye on Cricket: Reflections on the Great Game

Cricket fandom with a philosophical slant

Apr 12, 2015: A collection of essays on the game from a geographically detached fan with a scholarly perspective

Suresh Menon

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2015

New wine but gotta lotta bottle

Apr 9, 2015: Cricket, and English cricket in particular, has been through turmoil but the 2015 Wisden tackles the crises deftly and with imagination

Alan Gardner

Don Bradman Cricket 14

Second innings, new platform

Apr 4, 2015: Other than visual upgrades and bug-patching, Don Bradman Cricket 14 on the PS4 remains unchanged from the previous-gen versions of the game

Videep Vijay Kumar

Wisden on Grace

Champion or cheat?

Mar 22, 2015: Either way, WG Grace generated more than his share of column centimetres, in his lifetime and beyond

Ivo Tennant

ICC Pro Cricket 2015

The World Cup on the go

Mar 14, 2015: The official game for the tournament offers a better gaming experience on mobile than PC

Videep Vijay Kumar

Second XI: Cricket in its Outposts

The tale of the have-nots

Mar 7, 2015: The Associates are the flavour of the season, and a new book tells the story of their passion for the game all over the world

Alan Gardner

Whitewash to Whitewash

Ashes and dust, dross and gold

Mar 1, 2015: An inside look at the ups and down of Australian cricket between 2006 and 2014

Russell Jackson

After Tendulkar: The New Stars of Indian Cricket

The new India: a fan's view

Feb 15, 2015: A readable new book chronicles Indian cricket after the retirement of Tendulkar

Suresh Menon

The Curse and the Cup

Righting the sins of the past

Feb 8, 2015: A new novel weaves an intriguing story around South Africa's ill-starred World Cup history

Mark Nicholas
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ICC Ex-Co head Wally Edwards on his preferred structure for the first stage of the showpiece tournament, and his idea to rebrand ODIs as World Cup Cricket

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