Allan Massie

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Friday, 19 July 2019

The last time the Open came to Portrush golf was a very different game

Northern Ireland waited a long time to host the Open. It did so at Royal Portrush when George VI was …

By Allan Massie

Monday, 15 July 2019

A glorious day for English cricket

Wonderful, magnificent, utterly astonishing, and the best day for English cricket and – one hopes – for cricket in England …

By Allan Massie

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Cricket World Cup - England's chance to write history

“When a man knows he is to be hanged in the morning,” said Dr Johnson, “it concentrates his mind wonderfully”. …

By Allan Massie

Friday, 12 July 2019

A Johnson government could be a short run thing

Correct me if I’m wrong: 1 The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on the 31st of October with …

By Allan Massie

Friday, 5 July 2019

Wimbledon: Tennis needs new rising stars

Wimbledon so far is getting less attention that usual. This is partly because it is coinciding with other events such …

By Allan Massie

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Farage the amateur will fail like Mosley before him

Certainly, as Iain Martin wrote here this morning, the Conservative party’s leadership election is being framed with the Brexit Party …

By Allan Massie

Friday, 28 June 2019

Cricket World Cup: Don't rule out England just yet

England started this Cricket World Cup as favourites. For once confidence was as high as expectation. They were ranked number …

By Allan Massie

Friday, 21 June 2019

1946 - a remarkable All-India team, Cowdrey's debut and Attlee at the Oval

Well, yes, of course, Eoin Morgan’s smiting of seventeen sixes against the unfortunate Afghans was a remarkable achievement, but less …

By Allan Massie

Friday, 14 June 2019

Cricket World Cup: Commentators should be allowed to criticise umpires

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