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Jack Russell lets one go

The corrida of uncertainty

There is much to admire in the rhythm and timing of a batsman's leave-alone, which at times seems to borrow from the quintessentially Iberian art of bullfighting

Tino Best is pumped up after removing Kane Williamson

Blistering Best

Sometimes recreational cricketers get a chance to face players of international-calibre, and to stand 22 yards from a pace storm

Matthew Bremner

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow put on 106 for the sixth wicket

A tale of two Yorkshire lads

The careers of two present-day England players have been noticeably intertwined since their days in youth cricket

Gundappa Viswanath

Playing hookey for Shorty

If you were a cricket fan born and raised in Bangalore in the '70s and '80s, chances are you did everything in your power to watch Gundappa Viswanath bat

Sam Blackledge

Sam Blackledge

Back in ten

A one-time cricketer gets into whites again, and lives to tell the tale