Test matches burn bright in the memory whether you watched them or not
In Test cricket, like in no other game, time is a protagonist. An instant can be an aeon, hours can go by in a heartbeat
The great spinners visualised their wickets and deceived the batsmen in the air. But why are today's bowling coaches almost always fast men?
They're evocative, they're old-timey, they're among cricket's few constants in an age of change
You don't support your side through a World Cup win and then forget all about it inside a week to cheer them as they turn out for different teams in a Twenty20 league
As the 2011 season gets underway, a county cricket watcher recalls his first year travelling the Sunday League grounds of 1980s Britain with a press pass-wielding father
Which team does a second-generation British Asian fan cheer for? It's not all that straightforward
Will the two sides meet in this World Cup? One can but live in hope
What are you if you switch the TV on at three in the morning knowing full well your team will probably get a pasting?
You can't miss them if you're going to an Ashes Test in England: the bald, scarred, toothless gents who're dying to get you into the ground
All too few men stand between us and the mind-numbing drivel that commentators and players spew these days
In the years following India's independence, many fans' link to the game was the radio, usually owned by the English-speaking, all-knowing man of the town
Living 40 minutes away from the MCG is something you can come to take for granted, a homesick Victorian realises
India v Pakistan in Kolkata, Laxman and Ganguly at the crease. Fly into town for the day?
There's nothing quite like watching cricket with grumpy old men for company
On two spinners who made the special art of deception their own, and gave the game a gripping narrative in the process
On meeting a childhood hero - and letting him down
Cricket has outdone other sports in commercialisation, at the cost of the viewing experience - but perhaps that's no more than we deserve
A hunk of wood for a bat, stones for balls, his father's awkward action to face: Michael Hussey's initiation to cricket wasn't exactly indicative of what was to come
In 2004 Pakistan unrolled the red carpet for India. A look at the team's arrival in Lahore
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