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Martin Johnson column – It’s time to spare us all that post-game baloney

Listening to the various spoutings of the politicians in the run up to the General Election, do you ever get the feeling that you’ve..

May 23, 2017 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – Cricket in the 1980s! It was an X-rated classic…

Back in the 1970s, it was nigh on impossible to go to the cinema without seeing a film about skyscrapers bursting into flames, ocean liners..

May 2, 2017 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – England captains always end up in a stew

It’s not easy being a leader, a thought which doubtless occurred to the other Captain Cook when he was being lightly sautéed in an..

February 14, 2017 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – If this is supposed to be fun, then I’m Napoleon

You can scarcely go to a rugby match these days without watching some disorientated participant being ordered off for a head assessment..

February 1, 2017 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – Always trouble when the wags are in town

Dubai seemed like an appropriate venue for England’s cricketers to nip off to and recharge their batteries. You could argue about the..

December 13, 2016 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – Gloves labours lost – Or a comedy of errors

The first cricket related Christmas present I ever got was a scorers’ book, although I’d only got through one pencil (mainly recording..

December 6, 2016 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – Who needs style if you can play it to the max?

There have been many fast bowlers down the years – Holding, Lillee, Hall – with actions graceful enough to set to music, but it’s..

October 19, 2016 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – Let’s face up to real perils of touring…

There seems to have been a fair amount of tut-tutting and eyebrow raising over Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales opting out of the winter tour to..

September 20, 2016 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – Haves and have nots in county ground pageant

I have managed, through the admittedly devious process of bribing a Lord’s cleaning lady to secrete a microphone in the handle of her..

August 30, 2016 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – There are some guys who just thrive off being bad

A nicer man than Vic Marks would be hard to find, and the dialogue as he walked out to bat for Somerset against Hampshire one day in the..

June 13, 2016 with 0 Comments

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