Spectator sport

However daft English cricket gets, there’ll always be Wisden’s obituaries

18 April 2015 9:00 am

He’s a tall man, Kevin Pietersen, and he casts a long shadow. It loomed large over the Long Room at…

Cricket’s glorious dead

16 April 2015 1:00 pm

He’s a tall man, Kevin Pietersen, and he casts a long shadow. It loomed large over the Long Room at…

Rory McIlroy and the grandest prize in golf

4 April 2015 9:00 am

The grand slam in golf is a feat almost impossible to imagine now. It meant winning all four golfing majors…

Can McIlroy become the magnificent seventh?

2 April 2015 2:00 pm

The grand slam in golf is a feat almost impossible to imagine now. It meant winning all four golfing majors…

In praise of Ben Moon: the man who took rock-climbing to new heights

21 March 2015 9:00 am

For anyone who knows or cares about rock climbing — a minority sport if ever there was one, albeit pretty…

New heights

19 March 2015 3:00 pm

For anyone who knows or cares about rock climbing — a minority sport if ever there was one, albeit pretty…

I miss the days when French rugby was great. Thierry Dusautoir must, too

7 March 2015 9:00 am

It used to be such a treat of a winter weekend, sitting down to watch France against Wales in Paris…

Sacré Bleus! At least the food is good

5 March 2015 3:00 pm

It used to be such a treat of a winter weekend, sitting down to watch France against Wales in Paris…

The Cricket World Cup needs minnows

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Graeme Swann arrived late for the last cricket World Cup. His wife had given birth before the tournament and he…

Little teams mean a lot

19 February 2015 3:00 pm

Graeme Swann arrived late for the last cricket World Cup. His wife had given birth before the tournament and he…

We should be grateful for Andy Murray (and Kim Sears)

7 February 2015 9:00 am

It wasn’t that long ago when the most exciting event in any British tennis fan’s life was whether Jeremy Bates…

A cheerleader to swear by

5 February 2015 3:00 pm

It wasn’t that long ago when the most exciting event in any British tennis fan’s life was whether Jeremy Bates…

One-day cricket can make even a turbo-charged century tedious

24 January 2015 9:00 am

What a remarkable innings that was in Johannesburg earlier this week when South Africa’s admirable Hashim Amla carried his bat…

Bats out of hell

22 January 2015 3:00 pm

What a remarkable innings that was in Johannesburg earlier this week when South Africa’s admirable Hashim Amla carried his bat…

The myth of Steven Gerrard

10 January 2015 9:00 am

‘As a leader and a man, he is incomparable to anyone I have ever worked with.’ Obviously quite some guy,…

Myths and legends

8 January 2015 3:00 pm

‘As a leader and a man, he is incomparable to anyone I have ever worked with.’ Obviously quite some guy,…

Fifteen things we learned about sport in 2014

13 December 2014 9:00 am

It was the year of KP, Keano and the Kiwis; of Federer, Froch and Phil the Power (no change there…

Fifteen things we learned about sport this year

11 December 2014 3:00 pm

It was the year of KP, Keano and the Kiwis; of Federer, Froch and Phil the Power (no change there…

What football can tell you about Jim Murphy (and what Jim Murphy can tell you about football)

29 November 2014 9:00 am

The author of a rather brilliant little book about football could just hold the key to Labour’s otherwise negligible prospects…

Tackling Jim Murphy

27 November 2014 3:00 pm

The author of a rather brilliant little book about football could just hold the key to Labour’s otherwise negligible prospects…

International cricket must return to Pakistan (and my team went first)

15 November 2014 9:00 am

In a tiny courtyard just off the teeming alleys of Lahore’s old town, a young Pakistani boy in a gleaming…

Cricket must return to Pakistan

13 November 2014 3:00 pm

In a tiny courtyard just off the teeming alleys of Lahore’s old town, a young Pakistani boy in a gleaming…

Test cricket and the Archers are both in deep trouble

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Lions and weasels The Archers and Test cricket: words you rarely find in the same sentence and more’s the pity…

Is Test cricket heading for its last innings?

30 October 2014 3:00 pm

Lions and weasels The Archers and Test cricket: words you rarely find in the same sentence and more’s the pity…

Pietersen’s unlikely Passage to India

18 October 2014 9:00 am

A typical Merchant-Ivory film, their biography informs me, features ‘genteel characters’ whose lives are blighted by ‘disillusionment and tragic entanglements’.…