English cricket may call Aussie for help

ECB is tipped to ask Jason Gillespie to be its next coach, while KP stays out in the cold

Pietersen in the cold despite fireworks

No place for controversial cricketer in England’s Ashes team

David Cameron gives a speech in Downing Street today announcing that the Conservatives had won a majority in the general election.

Victory over two Eds better than one

Everyone who had ever dissed or irritated Cameron suddenly found themselves vaporised

Voters flummox pollsters and pundits

Coup de theatre came with exit poll, writes Matthew Engel

Hi-vis jackets for a lo-vis election

Party leaders have been doing their utmost to avoid voters

Earth, wind and fire fail to damp Clegg

Perhaps Lib Dem leader really believes results will not be that bad

Miliband delivers after TV sticky wicket

Cricket ground speech focuses on child benefits

Of course, they had it tough

Yorkshire gives party leaders the northern grit treatment

London proves hard for Tories to navigate

The capital is returning to Labour less grudgingly than anywhere else

Sketch: Osborne at hustings

Testing times for incumbent in debate for the post of member of parliament for Tatton constituency

Watford sees outbreak of very civil war

Matthew Engel at the hustings in three-way marginal

Sketch: Sir John rides to the rescue

The grey knight warns of the SNP’s hellish designs

Debate sketch: A dysfunctional wedding

At least no one puked or snored, writes Matthew Engel

Ukip manifesto attracts 19th-hole bores

Farage appeals to his party’s gregarious wing

Cameron accentuates the positive

Manifesto launch broke with previous strategy of bashing Miliband

Miliband has never sounded more like a PM

Labour leader takes on mantle of fiscal rectitude

Alexander fights to hold Paisley seat

SNP’s 20-year-old challenger may unseat Labour frontbencher

Sturgeon bruised after Scottish debate

Champion of the English bout comes off worse than expected

‘Marmite’ man Salmond hits campaign trail

Despite no longer being party leader, SNP politician still a pivotal figure in election

Footgolf steps up when game falls short

Latest attempt to solve the crisis hitting once-mighty game


Matthew Engel Matthew Engel has had a journalistic career of unusual variety, covering everything from terrorism to tiddlywinks. He has reported from 50 countries and seven continents, clocking up No. 7 in January 2012 when the FT sent him to the Antarctic.

For 12 years, he was editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. His latest book, 'Engel's England', came out in October 2014.

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