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Future imperfect

Oct 8, 2008: The rise of Twenty20 and of India's power are challenging English cricket's ability to function independently

Some young, some old, some homegrown

Sep 24, 2008: What sort of team composition does a successful county side need?

Wet end not mandatory

Sep 10, 2008: The rain has ravaged the season, but there are still chances of a good finish to the County Championship

Men behaving badly

Aug 27, 2008: The standards of player conduct have slipped in the county game, and umpires and captains are content to turn a blind eye

Who cares for county cricket?

Aug 13, 2008: The players, certainly; the fans, to an extent; but the media hardly do; and on the evidence of it, the selectors aren't considering performances on the circuit either

The case of the empty cupboard

Jul 30, 2008: England are gravely short of depth, and the debate over qualification criteria is making the issue more vexed

The rich get richer

Jul 16, 2008: Why the new proposal for an English Premier League will benefit the big counties and grounds and leave the rest vulnerable

Two-innings time again

Jul 2, 2008: England's top six don't seem to be making the switch to the longer version quickly enough

Three's the charm

Jun 18, 2008: The drawing power of Twenty20 offers the ECB an opportunity to streamline the number of English domestic competitions

Spread it over the summer

Jun 4, 2008: The ECB and the counties may be keen on a midsummer Twenty20 competition, but there's merit in having one that runs across the season instead

Spongers or smart operators?

May 21, 2008: Leicestershire's avowed strategy is to build a core group of senior overseas pros as mentors for young English talent

The overseas invasion

May 7, 2008: The idea of foreign players in county cricket is not intrinsically bad, but surely there have to be limits to the influx

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The call of the long haul

Apr 23, 2008: England's top six could do worse than get their heads down and churn out the hard yards rather than dream of IPL cash

City or county?

Apr 9, 2008: In the first instalment of his new fortnightly column on Cricinfo, Christopher Martin-Jenkins looks at how the ECB has to decide whether it wants to react to the IPL with a franchise-based Twenty20 league of its own

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Hangovers and headaches

2014 in review: Embarrassing defeats, a beleaguered captain, a bitter former star, alienating administrators - England's year was gloomy. By George Dobell

Ten years later

Gallery: Efforts by Surrey have helped transform a coastal village in Sri Lanka devastated by the December 26 tsunami

    'We did not drop a single catch in 1971'

Couch Talk: Former India captain Ajit Wadekar recalls the dream tours of West Indies and England, and coaching India

Sachin to bat for life, Lara for the joy of batting

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss the impact of Lara's batting

I bowled to them, look where they are now

Roger Sawh: Ever get the feeling you're sharing in the success of a top-level cricketer you may have played with or against growing up?

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Watson's merry-go-round decade

In January 2005, Shane Watson made his Test debut. What does he have to show for a decade in the game?

Why punish the West Indies players when the administration is to blame?

As ever, the West Indies board has taken the short-term view and removed supposedly troublesome players instead of recognising its own incompetence

Power to Smithy, trouble for Dhoni

Australia's new captain admirably turned things around for his side in Brisbane, leading in more departments than one

India's attack: rare intensity before regular inanity

For the first hour on day three, despite the heat and the largely unhelpful pitch, India's fast bowlers showed a level of intensity and penetration rarely seen from them; in the second hour, things mostly reverted to type

Bowlers in waiting

Bowlers who have been around for plenty of time but haven't played in cricket's biggest show

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