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Sweat-stained hanky? Me, me

In which the future of sports memorabilia is revealed

Dutch courage

So the Netherlands missed out at the football. Oh well, there's always cricket

Cricket in a time of football

Can't be bothered about flannelled fools? Blame the vuvuzela. Or maybe not…

What do you call a bunch of IPL commentators?

A clutch? A ramble? Or a corporate congregation? And, are the team uniforms like a rainbow on acid or a Neapolitan ice cream with multiple-personality disorder?

The holidays cricketers take

Now that we know what Freddie does in Dubai and what Ramps takes on tour, can't hardly wait for other players to spill the beans about their secret hideaways

Is your cricketer a puppy?

And is cricket coaching more like dog training than the coaches on either side will let on?

Sachin, Warne and other such verbs

Lots of words and phrases from cricket have crept into everyday conversation. Some soon will

Back to the future, starring David Morgan

Pink balls. The UDRS. The ICC president. Movie references. It's all happening here

Saffers and Englishmen: a love story

What happens when you put South Africans and their former colonisers together?

Benaud, Swann and quantum theory

Why cricket, and spin bowling in particular, has plenty to do with advanced physics

Twenty20 is for girls

Why the shortest form is tailormade for the fairer sex

Sex please, we're batting

Will the ladies who helped South Africa make 438 a few years ago please come back?

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