Sports writer and senior lecturer in sports journalism at the University of Brighton
Five thrilling Test match encounters between England and Pakistan, featuring run-outs, extras, and a phone call to a Duke
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
Colin Cowdrey was a hero. Until you delved deeper
We now have a championship in the offing. What else can the game do to better the five-dayer?
An appreciation of captains' innovative declarations, bowlers' bold tactics, and batting feats that no one expected
Cricketers don't do conscientious activism. But there have been honourable under-the-radar exceptions
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
The Perth and Mirpur Tests brought the old question to the fore once more
The organisation's 70th annual lunch provided food for thought about where the game is going, and then some
Why a reduction to four days may not be quite the best idea for the future of Test cricket
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
The planet's loudest mouth and cricket's prettiest assassin had plenty in common
There isn't one because we don't have a points system or a Test championship to make it possible
And a singalong chant for the England team
In a format where the outcome of one delivery can dictate the result, every single contribution makes a difference
It's time the people running sport start setting better examples
Cricketers carry the baggage of having to be noble. But just how do you define nobility?
Cricket is particularly short of them these days. A look at what we've been missing
Might the game have found a foothold in the USA if not for Babe Ruth?
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