Darren Cooke is used to spending 85 hours a week in his workshop deep in the Herefordshire countryside, with just his radio and a woodburner for company.
He once worked 35 days in a row without a day off, and has toiled arduously for 25 years.
So why does this larger than
This is the fifth in a multi-part series on women in sport. Chapter 1 explored the early days of the Olympic movement, Chapter 2 grapples with the struggles of sexual identity, Chapter 3 looks at the influence of the media on gender views and Chapter 4 Part 1 and Part 2 discusses the sexualisation of women’s sport.
Chapter 5: The struggles of women in sport in the
Most young children invite their friends over to play with their toys. Alison invited mates around to reenact pretend radio shows. It seems from a young age, Alison was destined to succeed as a sports journalist. She’s a pioneer for women in the industry, one of the first females to
It is now over a month since England suffered a heavy, eight-wicket defeat to Australia in the Women’s World T20 final.
Despite ultimate disappointment that the side couldn’t add the Twenty20 title to their World Cup win in the 50-over format a year earlier, it was generally felt that Heather Knight’s
Sydney Cricket Ground. 1999. Over 40,000 Sydney-siders are cheering on Stuart MacGill as he takes seven wickets to seal another famous Ashes series victory for the Australians. Tens of thousands in the stadium are following every ball intently on their handheld radios.
Fast forward two decades and one of those spectators,
‘Sandpaper Gate’ was undoubtedly the biggest story in world cricket in 2018.
With a fractious test series in South Africa tied at 1-1, Australian captain Steve Smith resorted to desperate measures by hatching a plan to tamper with the ball in an attempt to quickly gain reverse swing for his quick
Widely regarded as one of world cricket’s premier T20 competitions, the Big Bash League (BBL) kicks off tomorrow.
Defending champions Adelaide Strikers travel to face Brisbane Heat in the opening game of an expanded tournament that will see 56 group games — up from 40 last year — with the top
Mike Brearley has had a remarkable life in and out of cricket, coming into close contact with people from many varied backgrounds and all parts of the globe.
His career path from academia to county cricket to England captaincy — and then onto work as a psychoanalyst — is one that is
When Christmas is over, what’s left? The long days with nothing happening that seem to have no point, when you’re trying to keep yourself awake after stuffing yourself the previous day.
What better way to fill that time than with a test match? The Boxing Day Test match is a tradition
Ah Christmas! A time of endless joy. A period of too much food, too much booze and too much time with that uncle who won't stop telling you that 9/11 was an inside job.
It truly is a magical time of the year with a cacophony of unique sensory delights; the