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A Complete History of World Cup Cricket

World Cup nerd nirvana

Sep 27, 2014: This diligently researched book is a comprehensive account of all matches of the World Cup, laced with long-forgotten factoids

Russell Jackson

Cricket Match

Sugar-free puzzler

Sep 13, 2014: A cricket game that's not exactly about playing cricket. And it's not half-bad either

Videep Vijay Kumar

A Pictorial History of Sussex County Cricket Club

A visual hike for the historically minded

Sep 6, 2014: A new book celebrates 175 years of the oldest first-class club of all with a delightful collection of artwork and photographs

Rob Steen

Cricket Captain 2014

Think you're better than the captain?

Aug 31, 2014: The game is well suited to the hardcore strategist, but its complexities and ordinary graphics may turn off the casual player

Anand Ramachandran

Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistan

The many stories of Pakistan cricket

Aug 16, 2014: A balanced account of the country's chaotic and often misunderstood cricketing history, from an outsider's perspective

Tim Wigmore

Wisden on the Great War

Remembering cricket's fallen

Aug 4, 2014: This collection of obituaries of cricketers whose careers and lives were cruelly cut short by the First World War is one of the books of the year

Paul Edwards

On Pietersen

KP in précis

Jul 26, 2014: Using secondary sources, a newspaper journalist tries to decipher Kevin Pietersen and his career beyond the prima donna stereotype

Alan Gardner

Frith's Encounters

A memento from another age

Jul 20, 2014: A collection of player portraits that reminds us of a time when cricketers walked the same common clay as ourselves

Gideon Haigh

Britain's Lost Cricket Festivals

For the love of cricket grounds

Jul 12, 2014: A diligent examination of grounds in Britain that no longer host first-class cricket

Paul Edwards

10 for 10

The tale of Hedley's ten

Jun 23, 2014: A absorbing account of a universally loved cricketer and the impressive bowling feat he achieved eight decades ago

Ivo Tennant

Don Bradman Cricket '14

A hardcore fan's delight

Jun 15, 2014: Probably the first cricket video game to make the controls easy and satisfying, and its custom preferences will test your imagination - but only if you give it time

Anand Ramachandran

Pankaj: Bengal's Forgotten Cricket Legend

Extracting history from myth

Apr 26, 2014: The first detailed assessment of Pankaj Roy, Bengal's first great cricketer, is a significant, if flawed, effort

Suresh Menon

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
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What England have learned (and what they ought to have)

Andy Zaltzman: A comprehensive Barbados review, with nuggets of statistical splendidness

The tale of Samson

The Cricket Monthly: Only 20 and yet to make his India debut, Sanju Samson is already a poster boy for the IPL generation. By Karthik Krishnaswamy

The beast that is batting

Jon Hotten: Even for those blessed with great skill, it is a hard, unforgiving craft - as Jonathan Trott will be able to testify

    'A good T20 bowler consistently makes batsmen take risks'

Shane Bond on how fast bowlers can outsmart batsmen in T20s if they trust their variations and take their time plotting their moves. By Nagraj Gollapudi

What might Gehan Mendis have been?

Janaka Malwatta: An attacking opening batsman in the county circuit, he could have played for Sri Lanka or England but finished without an international cap

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Representing India and his father

Sarfaraz Khan is one of India's most talented young allrounders but is he being pushed to live his father's dream?

Birthday hundreds, and the fastest to 2000 Test runs

Also, the best averages with hundred-plus Test wickets, and back-to-back ODI centuries by Bangladesh batsmen

Trott suffers moment of defeat

This was Jonathan Trott's lowest moment. The moment when the truth could no longer be concealed. The moment when hope vanished for his international future

The legspinner who never bowled

Greg Loveridge broke a knuckle in his first Test for New Zealand and never played another five-dayer. He's now among the country's wealthiest people

Bangladesh's best partnership in Test cricket

Stats highlights from the fourth day of the Khulna Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan

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