Tag Archives: Cricket

The prime of Richie Richardson: one man and his West Indies sun hat | Andy Bull | Sport

Richie Richardson started wearing a helmet while batting in 1995.

There’s solace in the old clips, especially of cricket. It’s not that they’re all that comforting, as such – not if you followed England anyway – more they carry you back to a time when your biggest worries were wondering when Mike Atherton’s back would give in, why the selectors …

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The Spin | Walter Gilbert, the shamed thief who shone in Canadian exile | Sport

Walter Gilbert (sixth left) is included in a lithographic portrait entitled “Famous English Cricketers, 1880”. Also pictured are James Lillywhite (left) and WG Grace (ninth left).

In October 1908 a most curious court case took place in Canada, in which someone called either Charles or Chris Mitchell, depending on which report you believe, found himself on trial for theft. “Mr Sparling, crown prosecutor, said that Mitchell is a sneak thief who not only stole $13 from …

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Jos Buttler wants England’s salary donation to help grassroots cricket | Sport

Buttler holds up his shirt from the 2019 World Cup final.

Jos Buttler has said England players want their recent £500,000 wage donation to help cricket’s grassroots initiatives during the coronavirus pandemic. Last Friday England’s 16 centrally-contracted players agreed the equivalent of a 20% pay cut for three months but split the amount between good causes and the England and Wales …

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‘There will be a huge financial hit’: cricket clubs count cost of lockdown | Sport

Sport is hardly a priority amid an unprecedented global crisis, but, while cricket grounds soak up some welcome spring sunshine in perfect isolation, there are ugly storm clouds circling. This is usually one of the busiest times of the year at club grounds up and down the country, as armies …

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Elite sports have plenty to offer in the war against coronavirus | Emma John | Sport

Manchester City are one of the teams making their facilities available to frontline NHS workers in the fight against coronavirus.

In the last months of the first world war, a ship arrived at Manchester from the US, its passengers deathly ill. They were mostly southerners, infected with a powerful influenza that had overtaken them on their transatlantic journey and quickly turned into pneumonia. The matron of a nearby Red Cross …

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England cricketer Ben Stokes signs up to race in virtual F1 grand prix | Sport

England cricketer Ben Stokes signs up to race in virtual F1 grand prix | Sport

England cricketer Ben Stokes will take on five F1 drivers, including Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, in the sport’s second virtual grand prix this weekend. The World Cup winning all-rounder and BBC sports personality of the year will team up with Thailand’s Alexander Albon in the Red Bull lineup. McLaren’s Lando Norris …

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From marble racing to balcony marathons: the sports that are filling the void | Andy Bull | Sport

If you know one thing about CB Fry, it’s that he was a man of many talents. He made a Test century against Australia, tied the world long-jump record, took a five-wicket haul at Lord’s, won a cap for England at right-back, started an FA Cup final for Southampton and …

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My favourite game: Graham Gooch v India, Lord’s 1990 | Sport

Graham Gooch celebrates his triple century.

I was 17. The end of the summer term had been dominated by Italia 90 and Friday nights dabbling in snakebite and black. I had little idea what I was doing with my life, apart from extra shifts behind the bread counter at Sainsbury’s and getting down to the business …

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The Spin | The top cricketing reads for a long and yawning summer | Sport

Emma at her home with her cricket memorabilia.

There are only 12 days left till the non-start of the cricket season. What to do? Time – we have plenty of it after all – for a list. Today, a literary one, the best cricketing reads for an indefinite lockdown. A selection, in no particular order, of books The …

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