Jackets off, sunscreen on
Jackets off, sunscreen on

As Lord's basked in a heatwave and spectators sought shade, the ground became a foreign country

Australia's close-run history
Australia's close-run history

Australia are a side who refuse to accept the logic of defeat. They sculpt classic Tests out of cussedness; and if they lose the majority, at least they got so close

Finn must fly
Finn must fly

Some say he is 24, with time on his side. Others say his Test career is going sideways

There's something about Joe
There's something about Joe

Joe Root is the adorable nephew of English cricket and when he bats it is almost impossible to suppress a smile

Flt20 must embrace own identity
Flt20 must embrace own identity

The tournament has been having an identity crisis as it tries to find its place in both the English and world cricket calendars but, like The Open and Premier League, T20 in England must embrace their Britishhness

The ghosts of '89
The ghosts of '89

Australia's triumph in the 1989 Ashes is a cautionary tale for those who think England barely need to lift a finger to retain the urn

Fifteen-over field restrictions
Fifteen-over field restrictions

They gave rise to pinch-hitters, Powerplays and cunning bowlers

The thrill, the magic, the horror
The thrill, the magic, the horror

When Warne took a Test match from dullness to unimaginable menace

Bumble hits top gear
Bumble hits top gear

David Lloyd, English cricket's man of the people loses none of his wacko warmth in print

The advent of reverse swing
The advent of reverse swing

Developed in Pakistan in response to unresponsive pitches, it revitalised cricket, but not before being greeted with fear and suspicion

Fifty-five years of fractiousness
Fifty-five years of fractiousness

Tours between England and Pakistan have rarely been devoid of drama. We look at instances starting from the unofficial MCC tour in the 1950s to Ovalgate

Best of enemies
Best of enemies

Following Sulieman Benn's spat with Chris Gayle, we look at other examples of team-mates falling out on and off the field

Mine's a pint - or 72
Mine's a pint - or 72

To everyone else he was "the rat who joined the sinking ship" but to one impressionable teenager he was a six-foot-tall lamb in need of protecting

The googly
The googly

The delivery synonymous with subcontinental wizardry was invented by an Englishman; and the most famous of those was also bowled by one

Rubberband men
Rubberband men

Eleven come-from-behind performances that set the World Cup alight

1000 Test wickets?
1000 Test wickets?

Just where will Murali end up, wonders Rob Smyth

1996 in reverse
1996 in reverse

Rob Smyth finds parallels with an Indian summer in England

Australia survive dramatic twist
Australia survive dramatic twist

Rob Smyth on a match full of turns