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Why has third man become so unfashi...

One of the first things young people learn about cricket when playing in games is the name of fieldi...

Mitchell Johnson was pure theatre
He bowled to the left, he bowled to the right... and quite often Mitchell Johnson bowled it bang on target, be it at the stumps or a batsman's head. Cricket has lost one of its entertainers with his retirment

The announcement that Mitchell Johnson had retired from international cricket did not come as a huge surprise. There were rum...

Ian Bell guides another boundary down through third man en route to 109 at Trent Bridge in 2013

Why has third man become so unfashionable?

One of the first things young people learn about cricket when playing in games is the name of fielding positions. From silly mid-off to deep mid-wicket, almost every place a captain or bowler would p...
He bowled to the left, he bowled to the right... and quite often Mitchell Johnson bowled it bang on target, be it at the stumps or a batsman's head. Cricket has lost one of its entertainers with his retirment

Mitchell Johnson was pure theatre

The announcement that Mitchell Johnson had retired from international cricket did not come as a huge surprise. There were rumours of this outcome after the recent Ashes series in England and, after t...
Sir Everton Weekes, right, strolls out to bat with Sir Frank Worrell.

Looking back: Everton Weekes and Don Bradman in 1948

Dave Warner, in Perth, notched three consecutive Test centuries in three consecutive innings for the second time in his career. He further inked his name onto a list that includes the great and good ...
five day cricket

The joy of the fifth day

In this age of seemingly accelerated living underpinned by an ability to do almost anything, anywhere, instantaneously, it is with some joy that Test cricket sticks two fingers up to the ways of mode...
Modern players rely heavily on attacking shot selection to succeed

Defence a relic of a bygone era

The 2015 Ashes series has ended, throwing up a number of questions. Why are home sides dominating series? Why do modern batsmen have such little patience? Does new technology provide more of an advan...
Again and again and again... the captains pose with "the famous little urn" on a seemingly endless loop

Why have the Ashes become so uncompetitive?

So England won a hugely disappointing Ashes series. They say that familiarity breeds contempt and these two sides, England and Australia, look absolutely sick of the sight of one another. You can hav...
Michael Clarke has led Australia with distinction and has enjoyed a decorated international career

Michael Clarke bows out

It is always sad to see a once great player struggling for form as Michael Clarke has done throughout this Ashes summer. His announcement, at the end of the Trent Bridge Test that he would retire aft...