Spectator sport

A sporting chance from the brotherhood of cricket

19 April 2014 9:00 am

The brotherhood of cricket, as we know, transcends race, creed, class and nationality. It can also be a big help…

A sporting chance

16 April 2014 1:00 pm

The brotherhood of cricket, as we know, transcends race, creed, class and nationality. It can also be a big help…

In defence of the Boat Race

5 April 2014 9:00 am

It’s Boat Race time again and as soon as the BBC starts its broadcast on Sunday there will be those…

In defence of the Boat Race

3 April 2014 2:00 pm

It’s Boat Race time again and as soon as the BBC starts its broadcast on Sunday there will be those…

Whisper it, but could England win the next Rugby World Cup?

22 March 2014 9:00 am

There are many eternal questions. Why do all aircraft, no matter how much your ticket cost, where you’ve come from,…

Whisper it, but could England win the next Rugby World Cup?

20 March 2014 3:00 pm

There are many eternal questions. Why do all aircraft, no matter how much your ticket cost, where you’ve come from,…

Victor Dubuisson and the true spirit of sport

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Just do it. The people who make trainers have been telling us to ‘Just do it’ for 25 years now.…

A Victor for the future

6 March 2014 3:00 pm

Just do it. The people who make trainers have been telling us to ‘Just do it’ for 25 years now.…

In defence of the BBC’s Sochi commentators

22 February 2014 9:00 am

You can trust the BBC to behave like a leaf blown by any breeze, but even that spineless leviathan (if…

Flying boards and killer moustaches

20 February 2014 3:00 pm

You can trust the BBC to behave like a leaf blown by any breeze, but even that spineless leviathan (if…

It’s not just Kevin Pietersen. England needs a whole team of new heroes

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Englishmen used to be deported to Australia as a punishment. Now they get sent back to England as an act…

Death of a team

6 February 2014 3:00 pm

Englishmen used to be deported to Australia as a punishment. Now they get sent back to England as an act…

Five reasons to be cheerful about British sport (yes, even the cricket)

25 January 2014 9:00 am

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

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,…