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Martin Johnson column – We’re not thickos, so please no more gimmicks!

I popped into my bank the other day with an account inquiry, but instead of getting an answer I got handed a telephone number. Which..

March 21, 2017 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 – Old game springs to life just as T20 moves in for kill

Scientists have made a couple of important discoveries in the past week, but exciting though it is to think that there might be life on..

October 4, 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

Derek Pringle column – England must take lead from Thorpe’s mindset

Few things bring as much sadistic pleasure in cricket as batsmen first getting bamboozled by a spinner then getting turned over by them...

August 30, 2016 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – I’ll use my factor 60, so please don’t zap me, Bruce!

It’s easily done. You’re just settling down for a cosy afternoon in front of the cricket when you accidentally sit down on the remote..

July 4, 2016 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – Try Yeovil as there’d never be a ‘murder’ at Lord’s!

Some cricket grounds have more of an aura about them than others, and when a friend  phoned the other day to announce that he’d just..

June 20, 2016 with 0 Comments

Derek Pringle column – There is pace… And there is raw pace like Tymal Mills

There is pace that hurries batsmen and then there is real pace that threatens their well-being, and Tymal Mills possesses the latter in all..

June 20, 2016 with 0 Comments

Paul Nixon column – Westley has look of future England Test star

Tom Westley has not been selected in England’s squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka, but if he carries on in the form he’s in, it..

May 16, 2016 with 0 Comments

Paul Nixon column – Quality bowlers rising to top during run fests

All the early season talk has been of how the batsmen are scoring mountains of runs, resulting in most games being draws, but this week has..

May 10, 2016 with 0 Comments

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