Hero in blue, villain in maroon
Hero in blue, villain in maroon

For a Somerset and Australia supporter in the 1970s and '80s, the King was problematic

Zed, Viv, Marty and the rest of that '80s gang
Zed, Viv, Marty and the rest of that '80s gang

Mike Whitney picks a team from among the best red-ball cricketers he played against

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

Michael Kasprowicz picks a team from among the best red-ball cricketers he played with

'Bowling in limited-overs cricket these days needs to come with a health warning'
'Bowling in limited-overs cricket these days needs to come with a health warning'

Bob Willis talks about his Ashes stints, bowlers today, and why World Series Cricket was good for the game

Let these men fill your stockings
Let these men fill your stockings

Former cricketers who could sell you something nice for Christmas this year

Big hitters
Big hitters

Cricketers who got into a dust-up or two

'I started fielding at short leg because I was lazy'
'I started fielding at short leg because I was lazy'

Former Australian batsman and ace fielder David Boon talks about the Allan Border era, batting against Patrick Patterson's pace, and his work as a match referee

'You can't be taught to inspire people. You have to be born a captain'
'You can't be taught to inspire people. You have to be born a captain'

Former South Africa captain Ali Bacher talks about his series in charge against arch-rivals Australia, and the art of leadership

'If you can bowl fast, then bowl fast'
'If you can bowl fast, then bowl fast'

Garth Le Roux talks about letting it rip during fast-bowling's '80s heyday

The oldest county makes its mark
The oldest county makes its mark

When a Murray Goodwin boundary sealed Sussex's maiden County Championship title, the County Ground at Hove went into party mode mid-match

From pork pies and beer to quinoa and cherry juice
From pork pies and beer to quinoa and cherry juice

First, cricketers had plain nosh. Now they have nutritionists

'There are a lot more tough days than successful days in a fast-bowling career'
'There are a lot more tough days than successful days in a fast-bowling career'

Former South Africa bowling coach Vincent Barnes talks about developing fast bowlers, injury prevention, and the extreme pace of Dale Steyn

'WSC was the greatest thing that ever happened to cricket'
'WSC was the greatest thing that ever happened to cricket'

Jeff Hammond looks back at the late '70s, and playing in the West Indies on his only Test tour with Australia

'My autobiography won't be boring, because I'm not boring'
'My autobiography won't be boring, because I'm not boring'

Alan Mullally tells it like it is about why England were rubbish in his time, and talks about playing the Australians

Left-arm's the charm
Left-arm's the charm

If you're an England selector looking to pick a spinner to take to India, history shows you're probably better off with a leftie

'I thought of myself as someone who was going to take the fight to the bowler'
'I thought of myself as someone who was going to take the fight to the bowler'

Gordon Greenidge talks about batting, opening the batting, playing in the West Indies, and limping between the wickets

Something to remember me by, son
Something to remember me by, son

Former Essex fast bowler Don Topley on playing against his son Reece

'Walk into a dressing room today and you'd have trouble finding a place to sit'
'Walk into a dressing room today and you'd have trouble finding a place to sit'

Former Australia batsman Alan Turner talks about the 1975 Ashes, his only World Cup, and rejecting World Series Cricket

When Lawry went long
When Lawry went long

How the Phantom's unbeaten 282 in a Melbourne club final made a mockery of the opposition's declaration

Hit and run
Hit and run

The evolution of running between the wickets