Test cricket

If England play like they did against Ireland, they’ll be formidable at the Rugby World Cup

9 February 2019 9:00 am

At the same time as England’s rugby union players delivered a magnificent hearts-of-oak performance to humble a very good Irish…

So farewell, Alastair Cook: a wonderful cricketer and exemplary sportsman

8 September 2018 9:00 am

I first became aware of Alastair Cook in the Ashes summer of 2005 when he was named the Young Cricketer…

Apart from Rog, Wimbledon 2017 was a disgrace

22 July 2017 9:00 am

For obvious reasons this column always welcomes ‘King Roger Rules The World’ headlines on the back pages. And the front…

Cricket is Jonathan Trott's life – and it has made him suffer

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Frankie Howerd, the great, if troubled, comedian, was once asked whether he enjoyed performing. ‘I enjoy having performed,’ he replied.…

Jurgen Klopp: the most charismatic man in Britain

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Jurgen or José: compare and contrast (and please write on as many sides of the paper as possible). Is there…

Portrait of the week

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, decided to allow ministers to campaign for either side in the referendum on membership…

Test cricket and the Archers are both in deep trouble

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Lions and weasels The Archers and Test cricket: words you rarely find in the same sentence and more’s the pity…

The unbearable vanity of Kevin Pietersen

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Pietersen’s self-indulgent tales of woe lack credibility

What does Duncan Fletcher actually do?

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Some years ago, when the last Conservative government was limping towards defeat, someone published a book called 101 Uses for…

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…