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Ryan Sidebottom uprooted Riki Wessels' off stump

Yorkshire feels like Yorkshire again

Fans born after their era of dominance that ended in the late '60s had grown tired of tales of woe. Their Championship victory finally gives us a reason to brag

Sri Lanka fans provided a colourful presence

Headingley's challenge to get the crowds back

The ticket prices were reduced and there was the chance to watch home-grown players in the Test side. What more can Yorkshire do to woo spectators for five-day cricket?

Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell take a run during their 350-run stand

Bell and KP: a tale of two talents

It's inevitable that there will be those who want Ian Bell, newly installed in Pietersen's No. 4 spot, to be someone he's not

Kumar Dharmasena with the equipment for the umpire camera

TV innovations: enhancements or irritants?

While cricket coverage took a long time to become slick, today you see gimmicks designed to appeal to the casual viewer that only succeed in annoying the rest of us

Mahela Jayawardene announced he would join Kumar Sangakkara in Twenty20 retirement via the ICC's Twitter Mirror campaign

The weary middle age of cricket

On the field the action is youthful and thrilling, but off it, there's depressing self-interest, with each board trying to outdo the other in incompetence and venality

Mike Gatting is hit by a bouncer by Malcolm Marshall

England's tour from hell?

One has to go back to 1985-86, when they suffered a 5-0 hammering by West Indies, to think of a worse tour

Graeme Swann at a press conference announcing his retirement from international cricket

Why we'll miss Swann

Not just a fine and match-winning bowler, he could also be relied on for a wry smile, a joke, and a willingness to go left-field when answering a question

James Anderson and Stuart Broad have often been all England needed

Of sledging and suchlike

The Trott incident shows that there are plenty of matters of consequence worth discussing in cricket, but we insist on flying into a frenzy over the trivial