“It’s been great being on a similar journey with teammates I’ve known for years”: Surrey’s Ollie Pope on his hot start to the cricket season and sharing a dressing room with friends

Despite the fledgling County Cricket season, there have already been a number of noteworthy incidents.  We’ve seen Peter Siddle bowling in a beanie. We’ve seen the aforementioned beanie-wearing Siddle break Rilee Rossouw's bat in quite hilarious fashion.  And we’ve also seen the coming-of-age of a young Surrey team that are ready to

Predicting the fate of the NFL’s loaded 2018 quarterback draft class

It was just the third time in the modern era of the draft and 21st century that five college quarterbacks were taken in the opening round. This group legitimately have the potential to become the greatest QB class of all time, up there with the famed draft class of 1983 which included

Don’t Crack Podcast: Episode 11 – The Crackies! 🏆🎉

You are cordially invited to the most prestigious night in the world of sports podcasting! The Crackies have a long and storied history stretching back as far as May 2018! The highlight of this years addition is the ''Alternative team of the year'', which heralds players from outside the Premier League's

“I so believed that we were actually going to get to the top six”: Dean Smith reflects on a frustrating season for Brentford

TS Eliot famously wrote - in his modernist epic The Waste Land - that ‘April is the cruellest month.’ Whilst the poet is here referencing the degradation of humanity, the line in fact seems cannily relevant to domestic football: April signals what many deem ‘the business end’ of the season.  For

Johnny Nelson: “I think the loser of this fight retires but the winner possibly will go on to fight another big name in the heavyweight division”

Saturday marks the long awaited rematch between David Haye and Tony Bellew at London’s 02 Arena.   The rematch, which was due to take place on 17th December last year, was postponed due to Haye suffering, what he labelled, a “freak” accident.   The rematch comes after Bellew upset the odds by a long margin

Meet Richard Prescott, the man who looked after Anthony Joshua at the London Olympics and accompanied England Rugby Union at three World Cups

When the Rugby Football Union part-hosted the 1999 World Cup with Wales, Richard Prescott’s best memories weren’t with the England team. “New Zealand were playing France and no one expected France to win. At half time half a dozen of the France players disappeared”, chuckled Richard. He continued: “Two of us went

Inside the unusual sport of gurning

There are many unusual sports throughout the world and gurning is certainly right up there with the best of them. We spoke to Callum Scott, the chairman of the World Gurning Championships held annually in Egremont in Cumbria to find out more about it. The etymology of the word “gurn” is