Sports writer and senior lecturer in sports journalism at the University of Brighton
Fazal, Dolly, Muddy, and that evening in Karachi
Five thrilling Test match encounters between England and Pakistan, featuring run-outs, extras, and a phone call to a Duke
Why are most captains inevitably batsmen?
Batsmen have always been preferred over bowlers for the leadership role. Is there any merit in such thinking?
Test cricket does not produce many shock results - but when it does, it's worth the wait
Five proposals to improve Test cricket
We now have a championship in the offing. What else can the game do to better the five-dayer?
How dared they?
An appreciation of captains' innovative declarations, bowlers' bold tactics, and batting feats that no one expected
Doth protest too little
Cricketers don't do conscientious activism. But there have been honourable under-the-radar exceptions
Here's to Test cricket conferences, not divisions
Some teams are understandably opposed to a two-tier format. Two conferences, with a championship match between the leading side from each, might be more viable
Do you watch sport for drama or excellence?
The Perth and Mirpur Tests brought the old question to the fore once more
One afternoon at the Cricket Writers' Club
The organisation's 70th annual lunch provided food for thought about where the game is going, and then some
Let's leave five-dayers alone, shall we?
Why a reduction to four days may not be quite the best idea for the future of Test cricket
Should cricket have been ruthless with Amir?
There's a case for saying the authorities should have made an example of him for the sake of the game, but then cricket has always stood for second chances
Is Sobers cricket's Muhammad Ali?
The planet's loudest mouth and cricket's prettiest assassin had plenty in common
What is cricket's equivalent of Leicester's triumph?
There isn't one because we don't have a points system or a Test championship to make it possible
Should sportspersons love to win or hate to lose?
And a singalong chant for the England team
Why T20 is more a team game than the other formats
In a format where the outcome of one delivery can dictate the result, every single contribution makes a difference
Why not make administrators our role models?
It's time the people running sport start setting better examples
In praise of imperfection
Cricketers carry the baggage of having to be noble. But just how do you define nobility?
Whatever happened to the clever nickname?
Cricket is particularly short of them these days. A look at what we've been missing
World Cup FAQs - Who are the favourites? Which games should you call in sick for?