London on Saturday stages a precise convergence of the sporting seasons.
Always keen to buff up its romantic aura, Lord’s this summer inaugurated a ‘tradition’ by nominating a different cricketing notable to toll the umpires’ bell before each day’s play.
A column’s seasonal staple: what to read on the beach this summer?
How went our ‘Last Smoke’ dinner on Thursday, hosted by the Spec’s Andrew Neil at London’s swish Four Seasons Hotel?
BBC radio’s Test Match Special will deservedly be celebrating particularly special champagne moments in a couple of weeks
Here’s a singular cricket team, well balanced, hard to beat
I was sorry to miss last week’s ghostbusting gig at the Hay-on-Wye festival
Is any new sporting arena fit for purpose without a statue to adorn it?
Fasten your ear-muffs for a deafening weekend
By way of domestic overture, Chelsea play Manchester United this Saturday in the FA Cup final, and it would be fitting if a compelling show marked the return of the ancient fixture to its traditional home.
It seems barmy that the first cricket Test match of the summer begins as early as next Thursday.
In those fresh, expectant springtimes of long ago, the last week of April was the very quintessence of the changeover
A vibrantly challenging final in Barbados might at least put a smile on the face of cricket’s dismally tedious World Cup
Travel agents are rubbing their hands and, doubtless, Greek policemen are anxiously fondling their truncheons and assessing the overtime rates.
I daresay bonny Barbados and some blazing cricket in its final fortnight might retrieve disenchantment with the 2007 World Cup. But I doubt it.
Eight teams, and scarcely 10 points between them for months.
The appalling crime in Jamaica still has the cricket world in shock
Once more unto the breach! Harfleur, Dunkirk and all that guff is being desperately evoked by the public prints and broadcasters.
Cricket’s World Cup will be an interminable slog in every sense
Six Nations rugby musters for its last convulsive heaves this weekend and next
By next Wednesday evening, uniquely, five British clubs could be in the last eight of the European Champions’ Cup
The League Cup final is, officially, the last time English clubs play a showpiece event in a ‘foreign’ country. Well, that’s the plan anyway
There was generally bonny acclamation as the French rugby team ran out to play Ireland at Dublin’s Croke Park stadium last Sunday
Ignore an atoning little flurry at the death, England’s cricket winter has been a ghastly shambles
Sport, as those of you of a certain age will teeth-chatteringly recall, was most assuredly not ‘weather-free’