Mark Mason

Mortar fire, weddings, camels, the French revolution: all kind of things get in the way of cricket

A review of Elk Stopped Play and Other Tales From Wisden’s Cricket Round the World, edited by Charlie Connelly. A delightful compendium of eccentric reports from cricket-unfriendly territory

Local bomb squad checks the wicket area for land mines, Baroda, India [Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images]

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