This month in cricket’s most entertaining read we celebrate the fine art of fast bowling. From Spofforth to Steyn we chart the history of the game’s swiftest, scariest and most skilful quicks, while the players themselves (all greats of the games) reveal the secrets of serious pace.
Today’s game might be a little bit short of fast and nasty, but in Aussie Pat Cummins and England’s Steven Finn, Stuart Meaker and Tymal Mills, the future looks bright and exciting. Interviews with all four complete our massive main feature.
Elsewhere in another bumper issue, we go behind the scenes on Jimmy and Swanny’s Christmas radio show, speak to the men determined to get Yorkshire back on track in 2012, tear round the Nurburgring with Kevin Keegan and get the inside track on some of cricket’s biggest stories from Sky Sports’ Adam Leventhal.
Add in ten tales of tinkering, some well-seasoned Lamb, and a drink with Farokh Engineer, and you’ve got the perfect way to start the year.