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
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
As the dust settles on 2018, it would be easy to sit back and reflect on another amazing year of sport. With the FIFA World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup and all of the annual events too, there was certainly plenty to celebrate. Even if it didn’t quite
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
On the sixth day of Christmas the Sports Gazette gives to you... The cricketers who have hit the most sixes in 2018 from across the cricketing world.
Men’s International Test matches — Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies)
The 21-year-old Guyanese left-hander has hit seventeen sixes for the West Indies this year from just ten innings in five games. Despite an
The Women's World T20 concluded in the early hours of Sunday morning with Australia winning the title for the fourth time via a comfortable eight wicket win over England in Antigua.
After the high of last year's ODI Women's World Cup in England this tournament had a lot to live up