Lavalette: Surely World Cup is beyond Ricky Ponting

Lavalette: Surely World Cup is beyond Ricky Ponting

For spoilt Australian fans so used to their team hoarding silverware, it’s been somewhat jarring seeing Australia limping towards the World Cup. They have utterly owned ODI cricket’s showpiece event by winning four of the last five titles and anything...
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Young Gun: Glamorgan batsman Jeremy Lawlor

Young Gun: Glamorgan batsman Jeremy Lawlor

A player dreams of centuries and five-wicket hauls on their County Championship debut but Jeremy ‘The King’ Lawlor admits his turned into a nightmare. The all-rounder opened the batting against Kent in his first match for his boyhood club and...
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Tristan Lavalette column: Sympathy for Jason Holder but game just has to speed up

Tristan Lavalette column: Sympathy for Jason Holder but game just has to speed up

Baseball is nostalgically known as America’s pastime, but has been leapfrogged by basketball as the US’ second most popular sport. With medical research confirming that attention spans are decreasing in modern society, the slump has generally been attribut...
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Isabelle Westbury: Women’s game is on the charge but there’s still lots more to do

Isabelle Westbury: Women’s game is on the charge but there’s still lots more to do

The 2017 World Cup final was seen by many as a turning point for women’s cricket in England. The clamour and calibre that the event attracted was evidence that the women’s game was no longer a burden, piggy-backing on the...
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Head boy Travis was an island treasure

Head boy Travis was an island treasure

The Isle of Wight could have double cause for celebration this summer. Not only will the county’s Newclose Ground host Hampshire’s First Division clash with Nottinghamshire in May, they will also be able to welcome one of their adopted sons...
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Adam Collins column: Time is right for Aussies to let it rip with four quicks

Adam Collins column: Time is right for Aussies to let it rip with four quicks

When Michael Clarke’s side toured the West Indies in 2015 ahead of their trip to England, it was the rule inside the camp – from captain to coach to the ranks – never to engage with a question about the...
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