Friday, 18 May 2018

English test cricket could do without Jos Buttler's mercurial talent

Ed Smith’s first selection of the England Test team brought to mind a conversation in the summer of 1962. I..

By Allan Massie


Friday, 11 May 2018

Fast and furious: does English cricket need pace?

England are crying out for a really fast bowler. Nothing new about that. We haven’t had many in the sixty-two..

By Allan Massie


Friday, 4 May 2018

Boxing is sordid, ugly, corrupt and beautiful

When I was a boy, crouched by the wireless tuned to the Light Programme and listening to boxing commentaries from..

By Allan Massie


Friday, 27 April 2018

Beware the simplifying administrators: sport is more than entertainment

The Davis Cup is a weird and wonky competition which nevertheless works. It’s Tennis’s equivalent of a World Cup, but..

By Allan Massie


Friday, 20 April 2018

Irish rugby has made a roaring success of the professional era

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By Allan Massie


Friday, 13 April 2018

Magical Grand National still casts a spell

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Friday, 6 April 2018

English county cricket is in a woeful state

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Australian cheats have brought Test cricket into disrepute

There’s quite a long list of Test cricketers who have been found guilty of tampering with the ball, and been..

By Allan Massie


Thursday, 11 January 2018

What happens next in the censorship saga?

This article may be a bit vague, partly because I’m uncertain of some of the facts – if facts they..

By Allan Massie