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Former England fast bowler; will be writing for Cricinfo through the 2009 season
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England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval

Fred was one of the good guys

Aug 25, 2009: I'm so happy for Fred that he's managed to go out on his terms. Yes, he's been forced into retirement by injury, but in the circumstances, what a way to go

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England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval

Deja-vu on the eve of the Ashes decider

Aug 19, 2009: The last Test of the Ashes, and it's all to play for at The Oval? It sounds a bit familiar

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England v Australia, 4th Test, Headingley

Don't expect a lot of swing at Headingley

Aug 5, 2009: Claiming 20 wickets in Yorkshire's matches has become a real chore

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The Ashes 2009

Edgbaston 2005, and a revised prediction for 2009

Jul 29, 2009: My original prediction was 2-1 to England, but I think I've got to change that now because I don't think there will be two more results

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An away venue at home

Jul 7, 2009: England will have no home advantage or familiarity with Sophia Gardens, and it might just feel like more of an away game than a home game

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'I felt I was going a bit cuckoo in New Zealand'

Apr 20, 2009: Six months away and enjoying every minute of it, though being dropped from the England side still rankles

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    Big-hearted, broad-shouldered Davo

Alan Davidson was a fine allrounder, who has spent his life serving Australian sport in various capacities. By Ashley Mallett

    Dubai-Dhabi-Doo

Rob Steen: Who knew the Middle East would one day become the centre of a cricket-lover's universe?

    Dhawan's bouncer problem

Aakash Chopra: Why the Indian opener would be well advised to shelve the hook and pull in Australia

    The last cricket bookseller

The home of Australia's first, and possibly last, full-time dealer of his kind is a treasure trove of cricket literature amassed over 45 years. By Russell Jackson

England's problem with attacking batsmanship

Jon Hotten: It has taken the country ages to get over its obsession with defensive batting

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Pakistan should not welcome Amir back

The serene team culture cultivated by Misbah and his men shouldn't be allowed to be disrupted by a player with a tainted past

November games need November prices

An early start to the international season, coupled with costly tickets, have kept the Australian public away from the cricket

A two-decade long dream

In 2011, MS Dhoni helped end a 28-year wait for India and gifted Sachin Tendulkar something he had craved throughout his career - to be called a World Cup champion

The wow and the sheesh

Coloured clothes, black sightscreens, two white balls: the game of cricket looked so different in 1992. But writing about it now seems more fun than watching it then

The inherent dangers of batting

The sickening blow that struck Phillip Hughes is a reminder of the ever-present dangers associated with facing fast bowlers, even while wearing a helmet

News | Features Last 7 days

    November games need November prices (85)

    An early start to the international season, coupled with costly tickets, have kept the Australian public away from the cricket

    The inherent dangers of batting (43)

    The sickening blow that struck Phillip Hughes is a reminder of the ever-present dangers associated with facing fast bowlers, even while wearing a helmet

    A crisis that defines the age (40)

    Never mind cricket's absence from free-to-air TV - changes in social attitudes, the demands of work, and an individualistic age are all contributing to a decline in participation

    Misbah's Pakistan or Imran's Pakistan? (38)

    Pakistan have notched up some fine wins under Misbah-ul-Haq's leadership, but they haven't yet achieved consistent results outside the UAE

    We've all been hit (25)

    Going out to play cricket today would have been near enough to impossible. Even doing so next week in the nets and at the Gabba for the first Test will be difficult