Darts by degrees - Malcolm Conn:
We're a bit sad that Graeme Swann won't be around to celebrate with us, having suddenly called it quits to cultivate his life's calling in Vaudeville.
Test cricket has been a handy little five-year hiatus for the old-fashioned offie, claiming 255 doosra-free wickets with a straight arm, the most in the world during that time.
This is something we may never see again given that South Australia's South African dart-throwing captain Johan Botha continues to be cleared of chucking.
Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan, India's Harbhajan Singh and Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal have been prolific beneficiaries of the rubbery 15 degree rule.