Secretarial tales
Secretarial tales

Letter from... York

Auld, dreich, and thran
Auld, dreich, and thran

As England prepare to take on Scotland in an ODI in Aberdeen, a look at the rich history of cricket in and around Mannofield

The bat that died for Ireland
The bat that died for Ireland

How the players involved a dismissal in a match played 123 years ago in Dublin found themselves figuring in the fight for Irish independence

It's no monkey's business
It's no monkey's business

How is it that humans are so much better at throwing a ball than their chimpanzee cousins?

Cricket's glory days in Nova Scotia
Cricket's glory days in Nova Scotia

The sport has been played for over two centuries in the Atlantic Canada province, but is only now getting national recognition

How to seduce Newfoundlanders into liking cricket
How to seduce Newfoundlanders into liking cricket

You can start by getting a Hollywood movie about the game shot there

Northern uproar
Northern uproar

Cricket in Newfoundland & Labrador is coming along in leaps and bounds. Ask Quebec if you doubt it

At home with the archers
At home with the archers

Was it worth having Olympic athletes walking all over the sacred turf of Lord's a fortnight before the ground's biggest cricket event of the year? The jury's still out

Behind the scenes at Lord's
Behind the scenes at Lord's

As an ordinary person you don't get to see the workings of the home of cricket. Not unless you sign up as an archery volunteer for the Olympics

The Canadian batman
The Canadian batman

You may not get many homegrown cricketers in Canada but you can get a homegrown bat

An ice way to keep cricketing
An ice way to keep cricketing

When winter sets in in Newfoundland, there's no need to despair; there's another sport you can take to

The cricket club that got football's heaviest whipping
The cricket club that got football's heaviest whipping

Over a century and a quarter ago, a Scottish football side ended up on the wrong side of a 36-0 scoreline. Only, they were actually a cricket team

It's all coming up roses
It's all coming up roses

The first full Newfoundland summer of hardball cricket in decades has just finished, and the successes on and off the field have been impressive

Égalité, fraternité, pirate
Égalité, fraternité, pirate

A team in Quebec makes the United Nations look like an exclusive club

We've got airmail
We've got airmail

Cricket has repeatedly played cameos in Newfoundland history. This time it's via the lives of an Italian aviator and an English stamp collector

Cricket in the land of murderous flies
Cricket in the land of murderous flies

Can the game be played in cold Labrador? Our palaeontologist reporter investigates

At the Olympics, with plastic bats
At the Olympics, with plastic bats

So you think cricket featured in the Olympics just the once? In a certain Shropshire town's version of the event it's been the star of the show for 125 years now

A plan of green fables
A plan of green fables

In their quest to find a new cricket venue, Newfoundland could learn a few lessons from Prince Edward Island, which got community support to develop their ground and now hope to use it to promote the region's heritage and cross-cultural integration

Hoping for a warmer future in icy climes
Hoping for a warmer future in icy climes

Cricket is currently an immigrant sport in New Brunswick, but its caretakers hope that with local kids taking up the sport, it will slowly turn mainstream

Two inches off Mr Burbridge's nose
Two inches off Mr Burbridge's nose

In which we go back over a century to the fiendish excitements of Newfoundland cricket in its heyday