My favourite game: Jofra Archer's first-class debut v the Pakistanis, 2016

In the blink of an eye, a 21-year-old Sussex quick went from total obscurity to being one of the most exciting prospects in cricket Matches between touring sides and English counties were memorable in their own right not so long ago. Large crowds would flock to see whether their local heroes could take down international stars a peg or two. Counties would field their strongest team for a fixture that – before the cash cow that is Twenty20 – would almost certainly be their most lucrative of the year. Related: Cricket beats anti-fixing drum as game stands silent and vulnerable | Ali Martin Continue reading...