Monty Panesar gets five mentions. ‘Five’ means five pages in our language — ie there are five pages in the trial issue which have ‘Panesar’ on them. The name might appear more than once on some pages, but our search counts pages. Google works the same way counting pages rather than ‘occurrences’ in the strict sense. Techie point, to keep you awake in the slips.

Cricket attracts obsessional supporters. And I used to have a deceptive off-cutter in my medium pace repertoire, but I am in two minds as to whether Lance Cairns is really ‘Better than Sex?’

Dickie Bird handles the Readers’ queries.