Spectator sport

Winter warmers

23 January 2014 3:00 pm

James Cook’s third voyage as an English captain ended in disaster, stabbed to death and disembowelled by a pack of…

Roger Alton: The day Viv Richards came to watch me play cricket

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Sir Vivian Richards came to watch me play cricket the other day. That’s the sort of sentence you wait a…

Sir Viv and me

9 January 2014 3:00 pm

Sir Vivian Richards came to watch me play cricket the other day. That’s the sort of sentence you wait a…

Roger Alton: 2013 was even better for sport than 2012

14 December 2013 9:00 am

British sport used to be dead. You only have to look down the list of past winners of the Sports…

One of the best years on record

12 December 2013 3:00 pm

British sport used to be dead. You only have to look down the list of past winners of the Sports…

As England's cricketers wobble, the rugby team are finally getting it together

30 November 2013 9:00 am

My friend Miles was bowling in a festival of wandering cricket clubs in Oxford the other day. First wicket down…

England learn their lesson

28 November 2013 3:00 pm

My friend Miles was bowling in a festival of wandering cricket clubs in Oxford the other day. First wicket down…

If Carberry doesn't open for England, the world should split asunder

16 November 2013 9:00 am

In sport, as in life, you just don’t know where you stand any more. Look at the Premier League: no…

All change at the top

14 November 2013 3:00 pm

In sport, as in life, you just don’t know where you stand any more. Look at the Premier League: no…

Sport: Serena is shining like never before

2 November 2013 9:00 am

The comic book Asterix in Switzerland is full of joys, not least the many jokes about Swiss obsessions with tidiness…

The best of times, the worst of times

31 October 2013 3:00 pm

The comic book Asterix in Switzerland is full of joys, not least the many jokes about Swiss obsessions with tidiness…

Adnan Januzaj should not pull on the Three Lions

19 October 2013 9:00 am

The more you see of Jack Wilshere, the more admirable he becomes. He seems to have taken wholeheartedly to fatherhood,…

Lighting up with King Jack

17 October 2013 2:00 pm

The more you see of Jack Wilshere, the more admirable he becomes. He seems to have taken wholeheartedly to fatherhood,…

Steer it, Ainsley — the America's Cup winner must drive a reasonably-priced car on Top Gear

5 October 2013 9:00 am

This weekend is the final round of the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship, the best tournament outside the World Cup and…

Who’s really down under?

3 October 2013 1:00 pm

This weekend is the final round of the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship, the best tournament outside the World Cup and…

Golf’s $10 million nobodies

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Golf has reached the eye-watering end of the season in the United States. By Sunday night, one man in a…

$10 million nobodies

19 September 2013 1:00 pm

Golf has reached the eye-watering end of the season in the United States. By Sunday night, one man in a…

Sport: Nigel Lawson on the Ashes

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Those of us who watched the last day of the final Ashes Test of the present series enjoyed a rare…

A phoenix from the Ashes

5 September 2013 1:00 pm

Those of us who watched the last day of the final Ashes Test of the present series enjoyed a rare…

Suddenly, the future of British golf looks bright

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Were you still up, as they used to say about Portillo in the 1997 election, for Hedwall? It was well…

Teenage dreams

22 August 2013 1:00 pm

Were you still up, as they used to say about Portillo in the 1997 election, for Hedwall? It was well…

Football’s still the big boy in the playground – even when the big boys aren’t playing

10 August 2013 9:00 am

It’s been a long, hot, soccerless holiday. There has been football about — the women’s European Championship, for example, and…

Speculation season

8 August 2013 1:00 pm

It’s been a long, hot, soccerless holiday. There has been football about — the women’s European Championship, for example, and…

Can anyone save Aussie cricket?

27 July 2013 9:00 am

Insomniacs, invalids and cricket obsessives (step forward yours truly) were probably the only people who stumbled on it, but BBC4…

Can anyone save Aussie cricket?

25 July 2013 1:00 pm

Insomniacs, invalids and cricket obsessives (step forward yours truly) were probably the only people who stumbled on it, but BBC4…