Rob Steen

Sports writer and senior lecturer in sports journalism at the University of Brighton

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West Indian delight at Lord's

World Cup No. 2: the big story

ODI cricket's year zero

The 1979 World Cup was played in the immediate aftermath of the Packer revolution, when administrators had been awakened to the market potential of ODI cricket

The administrators were lukewarm about the concept of the World Cup; the fans weren't

World Cup No. 1: the big story

How the World Cup came to be

Cricket was a latecomer to global tournaments, and the first one came to be largely because the game was not financially strong

Peter Handscomb attempts a tough chance at short leg

Surprise, surprise

Test cricket does not produce many shock results - but when it does, it's worth the wait

Colin Cowdrey gestures

Hate to Love

The inscrutable MCC

Colin Cowdrey was a hero. Until you delved deeper

Shane Warne bowls on Test debut

How dared they?

An appreciation of captains' innovative declarations, bowlers' bold tactics, and batting feats that no one expected

Tom Cartwright at Edgbaston

Essay

Doth protest too little

Cricketers don't do conscientious activism. But there have been honourable under-the-radar exceptions