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Former Hampshire batsman; host of Channel Nine's cricket coverage
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Women's cricket is looking stronger and faster than ever before

Jun 27, 2017: The appeal of the game is growing among young girls, and a competitive World Cup will only help it spread more

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Ringside at the miracle of Pakistan

Jun 19, 2017: Zaman, Amir, Hafeez, history. I was there

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A festival of cricket is upon us

May 31, 2017: England's meek defeat at Lord's was a departure from their recent style, but should not affect their prospects in a potentially vibrant Champions Trophy

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England have been to hell but are looking at the stars now

May 18, 2017: Their metamorphosis after the low of the World Cup has been remarkable, to the point where they must be ranked as favourites for the Champions Trophy

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English cricket needs to embrace legspin again

May 4, 2017: One of our sport's most captivating arts has been allowed to languish on the margins of county cricket for far too long. Is that about to change?

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The hills are alive with the sound of county cricket

Apr 20, 2017: April is here: time for cricket to signal a season of renewal amid the sunshine and the smell of fresh-mown grass

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England's exuberant No. 80

Apr 6, 2017: If Joe Root manages to create a team in his own image, and better still a successful team, it will be a good one to watch

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What Ranchi tells us about bat sizes

Mar 23, 2017: Cricket is so much more than big hits and big runs. Hence the need to stop the march of big bats

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Where are we 140 years later?

Mar 15, 2017: Test cricket has gone through all sorts of transformations since 1877, but it has never lost its ability to be the most magical of all sports

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It's 4am, do you know where your Test cricket is?

Mar 9, 2017: Tuning in to a cracker of a Test in a time zone more than five hours ahead of yours is quite the tonic

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Smith stands tall at the tail of Australia's odd summer of cricket

Feb 22, 2017: Amid questions over the domestic schedule and a rut for the national team, their captain inspired Australia to turn things around - but bigger tests lie ahead

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We'll remember Cook for his love of cricket

Feb 9, 2017: That, the mountains of runs he put up, his dignity under provocation, and his kindness and decency

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Is Younis Pakistan's greatest batsman?

Dec 14, 2016: Special as the likes of Hanif, Inzamam, Miandad and Yousuf were, this cussed oldster just might have pipped them all. He certainly has the numbers

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Matt Renshaw's excellent adventure

Nov 30, 2016: You only needed to watch Australia's youngest debutant in Adelaide to know that the playing of cricket brings joy

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Australia can find a way out of the darkness

Nov 16, 2016: The key is for them to see an opportunity in the chaos that engulfs them

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Watch out for South Africa's bowlers

Nov 2, 2016: Steyn, Philander, Morkel and Rabada come from a long, proud line of fast men, and they'll present Australia with a stern challenge

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How Dolly changed the colour of our sport

Oct 28, 2016: To better appreciate the value of quotas in sport, take a look again at Basil D'Oliveira's story

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Durham must be saved and rebuilt

Oct 13, 2016: It is difficult to be sure that the punishment of relegation fit Durham's crime (if crime it was), but the points penalty undermines the cricketers and the supporters

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Here's to England

Sep 29, 2016: The summer just past, including the thrilling finale of the County Championship, have provided much reason for fans to celebrate

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City-based T20? Give it a shot

Sep 16, 2016: England has for long needed a T20 tournament modelled on the IPL and BBL. If one comes to be, as it looks likely to, it could shake up the domestic game for the better

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We need to hear Kohli's side of the story

Now that we've had Kumble's perspective on why he left, we need to know why the captain felt the coach wasn't right for India

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Virat Kohli has endured a turbulent period, and the relaxing setting of the Caribbean might be just the tonic he needs

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