Ian Bell is better than Sachin Tendulkar
Ian Bell is better than Sachin Tendulkar

Or why spectators at Chester-le-Street were denied the pleasure of indulging in sarcastic cheering

The joy of Collingwood's slow burn
The joy of Collingwood's slow burn

A swashbuckling batsman or a ferociously quick bowler can win people over in an instant. Other players inveigle their way into your affections over time

'My love for you is unconditional!'
'My love for you is unconditional!'

Besotted declarations and tasty scones in our Twitter round-up

The scientific reasons for England's poor show
The scientific reasons for England's poor show

The real reason England were whitewashed in the Ashes? The answers lie in the realm of physics

The truth about Australia's exciting brand of cricket
The truth about Australia's exciting brand of cricket

Why does the type of cricket Darren Lehmann wants to play suddenly seem very important to England?

'If it don't make money, it don't make sense'
'If it don't make money, it don't make sense'

The wisdom of Confucius? Or just our Twitter round-up? So hard to tell the two apart

Aids for the armchair England selector
Aids for the armchair England selector

You can't be watching county cricket to make your picks. Here are more convenient and accurate methods to form an informed opinion

What Moores will do
What Moores will do

A Lancashire supporter knows exactly how the tenure of the new-old England coach will go

'I fear for the fudge at 20p'
'I fear for the fudge at 20p'

Concerns over the rising cost of sweets, and the best golf trousers in cinema. In short, our latest Twitter round-up

Chubby spinners, and Sammy's slogs
Chubby spinners, and Sammy's slogs

The World T20 has shown us that the format's true appeal lies in bad fielding

'Can't wait to get to my bed and lie vertical'
'Can't wait to get to my bed and lie vertical'

Plenty of normal and abnormal sleeping in our Twitter round-up

Why England will win the World T20
Why England will win the World T20

Is there any cause for optimism for Broady and Co? Six irrefutable reasons say yes

'English people can't pull off "y'all"'
'English people can't pull off "y'all"'

And other such damning indictments in our Twitter round-up

What Smith's retirement means for England
What Smith's retirement means for England

There are severe implications for Cook and Co, which no one seems to have thought of

'I've been working on my evil villain laugh'
'I've been working on my evil villain laugh'

All the latest about what your favourite players are up to - when they're not being jet-lagged or eating at Nando's

'Drinking tea on a train is a true skill'
'Drinking tea on a train is a true skill'

That, plus more chicken-restaurant tweets than you can shake a drumstick at

The ECB's vagueness problem
The ECB's vagueness problem

All that we know for certain is that Pietersen is out. The rest is a blurry collage of noncommittal sentences

'Never discuss cheese with rats or talk bread with birds'
'Never discuss cheese with rats or talk bread with birds'

The finer points of animal etiquette and more, in the latest Twitter round-up

Give administrators the freedom to eat themselves
Give administrators the freedom to eat themselves

Let the Australian, English and Indian boards do what they want regardless of our wishes. They'll soon learn

'I got a funky, funky style with a funky swag'
'I got a funky, funky style with a funky swag'

The identity of this three-times-funky playa, and more, revealed in this fortnight's Twitter round-up