“I love it, it’s my biggest motivation when I’m at work” Barmy Army veteran Darren Cooke on 20 years following England overseas

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

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 5

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

“I can deal with it a lot easier now; you just have to pick and choose what situations you put yourself in” – England cricketer Sarah Taylor opens up about her anxiety after missing November’s World T20

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

“There’s a reason why people who listen to cricket on the radio call it the soundtrack to their summer” — Adam Collins on purchasing broadcasting rights and the influence of new media

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,

Big Bash 2018/19 Preview

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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 ‘On Cricket’ — A book worthy of its place in any cricket fan’s Christmas stocking

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