Mark Nicholas

Cricket presenter on TV and writer

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Jeff Thomson bowls


Fast times with Jeff Thomson

Even when he wasn't at his peak, Thommo made you wish you were at the other end of the pitch

Imperial march: Viv Richards walking out to bat was quite the event


The King and I

Watching and playing against Viv Richards was a privilege accorded to a few, and everyone came away with a story

The 3-0 ODI win against Australia was a happy way to finish South Africa's home season, but now that success must be used to bring cash to the struggling board

Have South Africa turned a corner?

Under Jacques Faul, Graeme Smith and Mark Boucher, they just might have put the doom and gloom of 2019 behind them

The fastest England bowler of them all? Darren Gough thinks so

Wood's on fire

Is he faster than Larwood, Tyson, Trueman and Malcolm? Probably