A perennial sucker for feature films with sporting references
At Shrewsbury School a couple of weeks ago, with nice ceremony, they opened a swish new indoor cricket centre alongside what Neville Cardus once called ‘the most beautiful playing fields in England’.
Beginning this weekend, we are lumbered with the close combat of international rugby union just about all the way to next October and the World Cup final in Paris.
There is much more, of course, to Trautmann’s tale.
No end of hot air already surrounds next month’s rugby internationals
Football is intrusive, all right; but mightily persuasive as well.
Football’s overblown autumn overtures have been interesting enough, I suppose
The last telephone call from Michael Marshall was in midsummer
Golf’s Ryder Cup is uniquely irresistible
This week they named the men to defend the Ashes
Remember 12 months ago and that heady aura of innocent joy and optimism all around?
It used to be a routine mark for leading county batsmen to score 2,000 first-class runs in a summer
Why does this cricket team select itself?
Football’s got a nerve: the Premiership resumes business next week and is already blaringly full of itself
To the casual follower, Formula 1 Grand Prix motor racing has just about vanished from the radar
Barbados promises a hectic carnival jump-up this weekend in celebration of Sir Gary Sobers’s 70th birthday
Ninety years ago this weekend the battle of the Somme had settled into its ghastly inexorability.
Yorkshire buried their Fred in his beloved Dales last week
Forget the football, a bizarrely exotic touch of history reverberates around the World Cup final in Berlin
The prediction racket is a sportswriting staple
The Wimbledon tennis begins sharp at 2 p.m. Monday and, as has often been the case, competes with a haughtily…
The history boys
Mad about the boys
Hosepipe bans? Standpipes in the streets? Ah, yes, I remember them well.
Blossom by blossom, the season changes.