Issue 9

The ninth issue of The Nightwatchman is out now.

Our first effort of 2015 includes 19 contributions on topics as diverse as Willy Quaife, cricket’s political leanings and Wasim Akram’s jumper.

As usual there’s plenty of wit and frivolity, but on the more serious side of the ledger we’ve got Christian Ryan’s beautiful piece on Phillip Hughes, Alison Mitchell on cricket broadcasting’s technological progress and Tim Wigmore’s lament for the retreat of Kenyan cricket.

Our first issue of 2015 also has a distinctly Indian flavour, with essays on three of the games biggest ever stars. Dileep Premachandran looks at the Virat Kohli story-so-far and wonders what’s next, Tunku Varadarajan argues that MS Dhoni leaves an empty legacy and Boria Majumdar reveals what it’s like to write a book with Sachin, about Sachin. That’s Tendulkar, in case you were wondering…

On top of all of this, Simon Barnes reveals the identity of his favourite cricket writer (you might be surprised by his choice, Peter Oborne and Richard Heller celebrate a fabulous tour of Pakistan and Dan Wadell recalls a rum bunch of Yorkshiremen.

We’ve even got a piece on not loving cricket.

If you look to the left of your screen, you’ll see that you can download a sample edition and you can order your copy of Issue 9 here.