The Zaltzmeister

One and only

Epic hundreds, ignominious king pairs, stonewallers and fire starters: the short history of cricket's first men in

Andy Zaltzman

May 2016

Third man

Test batting's most intriguing position has served as a home to all manner of batsmen, including the greatest of them all

Andy Zaltzman

November 2015

The magnificent seven

No. 7 used to be reserved for batsmen and allrounders. Then along came the wicketkeepers

Andy Zaltzman

September 2015

The power of two. (Or not)

Why does the position seemingly inspire a relative lack of performance in many - and the opposite in a few?

Andy Zaltzman

August 2015

No. 9 dream

Why batting at No. 9 offers some of the greatest potential for heroism

Andy Zaltzman

July 2015