One of the things I'm proudest of is persuading espncricinfo.com to run fortnightly cryptic puzzles. I thought there would be a market for cricket-themed puzzles which weren't trivial. The Cricinfo audience is global, so my target solver is an Indian expat living in Arizona. Hemical doesn't know about British army units or royal academicians, but in the other hand he can use cricket jargon. The average puzzle has ten or eleven names of cricketers clearly signalled by thematic clueing and 20 other words clued normally (except that phrases often have their cricketing meanings in preference to normal speech). Where possible, I've provided a link to a cheat sheet which at least includes all the names in the grid (in some cases you'll have to fossick about because all I can give is a series home page). The PDF versions retain their original rubrics, which were contemporaneous and may not be as helpful as the online versions

Unfortunately, it turned out there wasn't much of a market, and after two years, the series came to an end on Cricinfo. I still compose puzzles of the same form, but without hope of publication, so they're not fortnightly any more.

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Hemical 8 04 January 2015
Holding at 60 05 January 2015
India v England 2012-13 05 January 2015
India v NZ ODI bowlers 05 January 2015
India v Pakistan ODI bowlers 05 January 2015
India v WI catchers 07 January 2015
India v WI double centurions 05 January 2015
India's first Test 05 January 2015
IPL captains 2012 04 January 2015
KKR IPL 2012 champs 05 January 2015
Lancs - 2015 T20 champions 05 September 2015
Lancs 2011 champions 04 January 2015
Melbourne 2012 05 January 2015
Mumbai Ranji winners 2012-13 05 January 2015
NZ v SA 2011-12 04 January 2015
NZ v WI 1979-80 05 January 2015
ODI destroyers 04 January 2015
ODI hitters in 2015 26 December 2015
ODI maiden bowlers in 2015 26 December 2015
Olympic cricket 05 January 2015
Out for 170 05 January 2015
Pak v Eng 2015 Team of the series 09 November 2015
Pakistan v SA 2013 05 January 2015
Pakistan's top spinners 05 January 2015
Queensland Sheffield Shield winners 05 January 2015
SA v Zim runscorers 07 January 2015
Sachin's skippers 05 January 2015
SL v Pakistan 2012 04 January 2015
Terrible Test bowling averages 05 January 2015
The Brians 04 January 2015
Top 10 from 50 years ago 23 July 2015
Top 10 Test bowlers of 2015 22 December 2015
Top 10 Test innings in 2015 22 December 2015
Top 2013 county championship batsmen 05 January 2015
Top bowlers of 1992 05 January 2015
Top f-c batsmen of 2015 11 October 2015
Top f-c bowlers of 2015 11 October 2015
Top Test wicket-takers - England v NZ 19 May 2015
Warks 2012 champions 05 January 2015
Warm-up for the 2014 T20 World Cup 05 January 2015
Warwickshire T20 champions 05 January 2015
WI v Eng Caribbean wicket-takers 26 March 2015
WI v England 2015 - team of the series 04 May 2015
World Cup destroyers 05 January 2015
Worst ODI debuts 05 January 2015
Yorks - 2015 county champions 27 September 2015
Yorkshire County Champions 2014 05 January 2015