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Life beyond the boundary

Barbados comes alive through the eyes of its greatest cricketers Barbados was once famous for the three W’s: Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes and Clyde Walcott, the fabulous Fifties cricketers. More recently, the three R’s...

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Bowled over by Sri Lanka

A decade on from the Boxing Day tsunami, Simon Hughes warms to an Indian Ocean island restored in part by the healing power of cricket ‘Now, the green shoots of peace and prosperity are...

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Dhoni does it all by himself

MS Dhoni is fascinating. He makes light of the pressure he is obviously under as captain of India. He hardly does any practice before the match and takes barely a cursory glance at the...

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Who Wants to be a Batsman

‘A brilliant insight into a batsman’s fragile existence,’ (The Independent.)   When Australia’s Shane Watson rang up Simon Hughes late one night to ask him for his advice on why it was that he...

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And God Created Cricket

Cricket defines Englishness like no other national pastime. From its earliest origins in the sixteenth century (or an early version played by shepherds called creag in the 1300s), through the formation of the MCC...

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Jargonbusting: Mastering the Art of Cricket

Simon Hughes looks at the latest in test match, one-day international and county cricket, including frame-by-frame pictorial acconts of batting and bowling techniques, past golden moments from English Cricket Board archives, interviews with today’s...