The Essentials

'I'd be a bit of a Thommo'

If politicians were bowlers, who would Nigel Farage, head of the UK Independence Party, model himself on?

February 2016

All in the family

Tennis star (and cricket spouse) Sania Mirza on waking up at night to watch Yuvraj smash six sixes

November 2015

Make mine a T20

No prizes for guessing the New Zealand prime minister John Key's favourite cricket format

September 2015

'I prefer fielding'

Footballer Dietmar Hamann on the cricket discipline he's partial to, and the first name on his T20 team sheet

Jack Wilson

August 2015

When in 'Nam

Michael Palin, of Monty Python and travel-shows fame, on being told off for being a spy when filming cricket in Hanoi, not talking to Boycs on a train, and more

July 2015

Go, Ireland

Novelist Joseph O'Neill on Lara, Joyce, NYC, and after-match imbibing

June 2015

A vote for Punter

Which cricketer does Gary Player think would make a top-notch golfer?

April 2015