Cricket

Farewell to rugby’s King John

10 February 2024 9:00 am

My sporting questions for 2024

16 December 2023 9:00 am

How sport helped shape the British character

2 December 2023 9:00 am

David Horspool connects different sports to our historical experience: cricket with class, golf with property rights, tennis with female emancipation and boxing with ethnicity

The horror of finding oneself ‘young-old’

11 November 2023 9:00 am

‘I used to run upstairs all the time,’ sixtysomething Marcus Berkmann recalls wistfully, as, midway through life’s journey, he wakes to find himself in a dark wood

Stuart Broad would make a great politician

5 August 2023 9:00 am

And they said Test cricket was in its death throes! This epic, attention-grabbing, emotion-wringing Ashes series ended in the last…

I sledged Steve Smith for England

29 July 2023 9:00 am

In this summer of sporting dramas, every patriotic sports fan likes to think he’s done his bit to help. I…

Stress Test: some cricket fans can’t cope with the Ashes

22 July 2023 9:00 am

The Ashes has become too much for some cricket fans

Cricket, tennis and the Women’s World Cup: what a summer

22 July 2023 9:00 am

Great sport needs great rivalries, and that is why anyone with a pulse must celebrate being in the throes of…

Diary

8 July 2023 9:00 am

If you thought Lord’s was rowdy, get ready for Leeds

8 July 2023 9:00 am

Shouldn’t we all just calm down a bit after Lord’s? Once prime ministers decide to intervene, you know things have…

Why we all need an Ollie Robinson

24 June 2023 9:00 am

It’s a long way from Edgbaston to Karachi, but that’s where my thoughts were turning after Australia’s last-gasp victory in…

Is Uefa just useless – or is it worse than that?

27 May 2023 9:00 am

It’s not clear how many readers of this journal will be affected, but anyone planning a stag weekend in Prague…

Drama at Lord’s: Stumped is a treat for cricket fans

10 September 2022 9:00 am

So farewell to cricket’s The Hundred tournament, or what seemed by the end to be beefy South Africans in ‘Butterkist’…

I fancy Emma Raducanu’s chances at Flushing Meadows

27 August 2022 9:00 am

British tennis fans famously only acknowledge the sport exists for a couple of weeks in the middle of summer in…

What Richard Thompson can do for English cricket

13 August 2022 9:00 am

Well alleluia, English cricket doesn’t seem able to put a foot wrong these days. After hitting three cherries with Rob…

Rob Burrow is in a league of his own

4 June 2022 9:00 am

What a privilege the other night to see Rob Burrow, the Rugby League legend, win Autobiography of the Year at…

My one to watch at the French Open

21 May 2022 9:00 am

The timing of Brendon McCullum’s appointment as England’s Test match coach couldn’t be better for him, or for the matey…

What English cricket needs now

23 April 2022 9:00 am

You couldn’t ask for a more amiable man than Rob Key to run English cricket: affable, shrewd and universally liked,…

Pep and Klopp, kings of England

9 April 2022 9:00 am

It’s a game for the ages all right, City againstLiverpool on Sunday as the Premier League moves to its most…

Where Eddie Jones is going wrong

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Rugby Union, bloody hell. We’ve got to talk about Eddie, but before that, what about something much cheerier? Just when…

Let’s scrap the Six Nations

12 March 2022 9:00 am

If you were one of the sharp-suited head honchos at CVC Capital Partners, the private equity megalith that has ploughed…

Rest in peace, Shane Warne

5 March 2022 3:16 am

Headingly, July 22nd 1993 and the opening day of the fourth test that summer between England and Australia. This, as…

Mason Greenwood and football’s obsession with prodigies

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Well, there’s a surprise: Nike have cancelled their sponsorship of the Manchester United and England footballer Mason Greenwood, who is…

Letters: The BBC licence fee is a protection racket

29 January 2022 9:00 am

Russia’s star Sir: Wolfgang Münchau is surely right to highlight the risk posed to European peace and stability by Germany’s…

The BBC is killing cricket

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Full homage to the nail-biting cricketing miracle in Sydney, while bearing in mind that miracles, like lightning, rarely strike twice…