Mercury Rising

Things heat up in South Africa as the news of a player revolt afflicts Kolkata Knight Riders, good old hands continue to infuse classical cricket into T20, and Indian fans go crazy

The Willow of Wright

The story of Salix Alba Caerulea, the preferred variety of willow in cricket bats used by top batsmen, begins in an Essex plantation of a family firm that’s now run by its fourth generation

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