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  1. December 29, 2012

    New year honours – list

    Companions of Honour Lord Seb Coe, for services to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Knights Bachelor Quentin Blake,...

  2. August 19, 2011

    England celebrates, Englishly

    All day the crowd at the Oval was abuzz. But there is buzz and there is buzz. Two years ago everyone was rapt as England...

  1. August 2, 2011

    How cricket put its best foot forward

    From Mr Satjit Singh. Sir, Cricket has had to endure its share of scandal and bad press, what with the match-fixing...

  2. July 24, 2011

    Matthew Engel: England regain composure after mad half-hour

    Test cricket has a number of disadvantages as a form of sport. It goes on for five days, and long days at that. It’s...

  3. March 1, 2008

    Time for England to punch their weight

    England's cricketers have the chance to arrest their alarming slump in form at the start of a must-win three-match Test...

  4. February 29, 2008

    Time for England to win

    England’s cricketers have the chance to arrest their alarming slump in form at the start of a must-win three-match Test...

  5. December 1, 2007

    Prodigy's second coming

    Luck plays a part in most sporting careers, and a change of fortune can often result from the introduction of a new coach....

  6. November 30, 2007

    Prodigy’s second coming

    Luck plays a part in most sporting careers, and a change of fortune can often result from the introduction of a new coach....

  7. September 8, 2007

    Wisden editor Matthew Engel: Why I chose Monty

    Wednesday's one-day international at The Oval - the best day's cricket of a benighted summer - was a very Monty kind of...

  8. April 21, 2007

    SPORT

    *CRICKET Peter Moores will succeed Duncan Fletcher as England's permanent coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board...

  9. April 20, 2007

    Fletcher quits after Cup debacle

    Duncan Fletcher resigned yesterday as England cricket coach following the disappointing World Cup campaign. He will take...

  10. April 19, 2007

    Sad England face clamour for change

    England will fly home from the Caribbean next week and face an inevitable clamour for change following one of their most...

  11. April 19, 2007

    Chelsea close the gap at a canter

    An eighth win in a row for Chelsea, and the gap between them and leaders Manchester United at the top of the Premiership is...

  12. April 18, 2007

    Shambolic England crash out

    England crashed out of the cricket World Cup after a thoroughly ignominious nine-wicket defeat handed South Africa the...

  13. March 31, 2007

    England beat Ireland but fail to convince

    The Blarney Army was silenced, two points were gained in the Super Eights, but England evidently still have much to do to...

  14. February 12, 2007

    England win back pride with series triumph

    As many pundits predicted, the Commonwealth Bank Series will not need a third final but it was England, not Australia, who...

  15. February 10, 2007

    Collingwood inspires Lazarus-like comeback

    Some observers cheekily suggested that Paul Collingwood's MBE should be upgraded to an OBE.Skipper Andrew Flintoff hailed...

  16. February 8, 2007

    Depleted England call up Broad

    Fast bowler Stuart Broad was yesterday summoned to England's cricket squad in Australia as further injuries tempered the...

  17. January 27, 2007

    CRICKET

    *CRICKET England coach Duncan Fletcher offered a public apology after yesterday's humiliating nine-wicket defeat by...

  18. January 18, 2007

    England turn to Flintoff as captain again

    England's troubled tour of Australia took another controversial turn yesterday when Andrew Flintoff was reappointed captain...

  19. January 6, 2007

    VAUGHAN EXPECTED TO RESUME CAPTAINCY AS ECB ANNOUNCE INQUIRY INTO WHITEWASH

    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) yesterday responded to England's Ashes disaster in traditional British fashion by...

  20. January 5, 2007

    ECB launches inquiry into Ashes whitewash

    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) yesterday responded to England’s Ashes disaster in traditional British fashion by...

  21. December 29, 2006

    Fletcher plays straight bat

    As if the prospect of a 5-0 Ashes whitewash was not bad enough, England were on Friday asked to bring their best game to the...

  22. December 20, 2006

    Cricket chief backs coach Fletcher

    England cricket coach Duncan Fletcher has received the full backing of his employer, the England and Wales Cricket Board,...

  23. December 20, 2006

    Charlton loss sees club's crisis worsen

    In one quarter-final frustration; in the other, humiliation, writes Jonathan Wilson. Premiership clubs are often given to...

  24. December 13, 2006

    Warne shakes off injury for third Test

    It may have signalled England's best chance of clawing their way back into this Ashes series from 2-0 down. But the ankle...

  25. December 7, 2006

    Sits. Vac.

    Forget the PBR, the big issue of the day is Duncan Fletcher's future. Commentators from Geoffrey Boycott down are now...

  26. December 7, 2006

    Defeat raises questions over Fletcher

    The England cricket coach Duncan Fletcher was defiant but unconvincing yesterday in attempting to explain away his team's...

  27. December 7, 2006

    United beat Benfica 3-1 to top group

    Teddy Sheringham once noted that the greatest sight in football was Manchester United chasing a lead, and, although he was...

  28. December 4, 2006

    Ponting holds England at bay

    The history of batsmanship - like that of generalship - has been dominated by small men with a will of iron. And yesterday...

  29. December 2, 2006

    Tourists loosen their shackles in Adelaide

    Adelaide is regarded as the sleepiest of all the big Australian cities. However, those who know it best reckon that,...

  30. November 29, 2006

    England eye return of Vaughan

    Injured former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan will make a return from his knee injury lay-off today to play for an...

  31. November 29, 2006

    England eye return of Vaughan

    Injured former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan will make a return from his knee injury lay-off today to play for an...

  32. November 24, 2006

    Australia put tense tourists to the sword

    After all the hype and expectation, the first day of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane turned into an anti-climactic...

  33. November 15, 2006

    Trescothick ruled out of Ashes series

    England opening batsman Marcus Trescothick has left Australia and is out of the Ashes tour after suffering a recurrence of a...

  34. November 8, 2006

    Robinson refuses to ring changes

    England rugby union coach Andy Robinson has made just one change for the game against Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday...

  35. October 28, 2006

    ROUND-UP

    *CRICKET Andrew Flintoff will provide England with a timely Ashes boost by bowling for the first time in an international...

  36. October 25, 2006

    Giles leaps to Fletcher's defence

    England spinner Ashley Giles has backed Duncan Fletcher following claims by Geoffrey Boycott that the coach had reached the...

  37. October 25, 2006

    West Ham ousted by Chesterfield

    Pressure mounted on beleaguered West Ham manager Alan Pardew on Tuesday night as the Premier League strugglers were knocked...

  38. August 10, 2006

    Russia underlines dominance

    Russia was always going to dominate these 19th European Championships, and three victories last night underlined the...

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