Aggers takes a sharp edge off Boycott | Brief letters
Barbara Castle | High-speed broadband | Jonathan Agnew | Solution to clue | Giles FraserIn her comments on Barbara Castle, Anne Perkins (Opinion, 21 December) fails to mention her introduction of home responsibility allo ...
Guardian Friday, 22nd December 2017, 5:46PM - Read article
Sports quiz of the week: El Clásico, Ashes thrashings and Bristol City beverages
Who won in Canada? Who is feeling relaxed? And who gulped down some red?• The big sports quiz of the year 2017What was Wayne Rooney talking about when he said: "We actually don’t even talk about football in there. It’s a ...
Guardian Friday, 22nd December 2017, 1:42PM - Read article
Cricket Review 2017
Our review of 2017 continues with a look at the highs and lows from the ICC Champions Trophy, the Women's Cricket World Cup, Essex's County Championship win, Notts' white ball double and an English invasion at another ac ...
Sky Sports Friday, 22nd December 2017, 1:00PM - Read article
There are no Ashes dead-rubbers: Australia will be ruthless at the MCG | Jason Gillespie
Steve Smith’s side have taken back the urn from England but no one will dare ease off in front of 100,000 fans at the MCG on Boxing DayThere is no such thing as a dead-rubber Ashes Test match. You are representing your c ...
Guardian Friday, 22nd December 2017, 12:00PM - Read article
Australia’s Tim Paine in doubt for Boxing Day Test due to family illness
• Wicketkeeper has not travelled to Melbourne with Australia team-mates• A decision is expected on Paine’s availability for the MCG on SaturdayAustralia’s Tim Paine is a doubt for the Boxing Day Test against England. The ...
Guardian Friday, 22nd December 2017, 11:09AM - Read article
Somerset sign Aussie Bancroft
Ashes-winning opener Cameron Bancroft will spend the majority of the 2018 campaign as one of Somerset's overseas players.
Sky Sports Friday, 22nd December 2017, 10:08AM - Read article
Middlesex role models helped Dawid Malan become Ashes shining light
• England’s leading run-scorer did his homework with Rogers and Voges• Middle-order batsman urges tourists to be more aggressive with AustraliaDawid Malan is very familiar with a couple of handy role models for his Test ...
Guardian Thursday, 21st December 2017, 6:00PM - Read article
The big sports quiz of the year 2017
Real Madrid won five trophies, Anthony Joshua became a world champion and Conor McGregor became a boxer. Were you paying attention to the little details?Which of these footballers retired with fewer than 100 internationa ...
Guardian Thursday, 21st December 2017, 12:40PM - Read article
Why does county cricket always get the blame for England’s failings? | Andy Bull
The ECB is an easy target but skewing the domestic game to produce more spinners and favour limited-overs cricket looks to have backfiredA stock of explanations and excuses is a valuable bit of any cricketer’s kit and sh ...
Guardian Thursday, 21st December 2017, 12:10PM - Read article
The Final Word: Vic Marks and how Australia won the Ashes – podcast
In the latest podcast, Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins chat to Vic Marks, the former England player and now Guardian and Observer cricket writer and broadcast journalist, in the aftermath of Australia’s Ashes victory in Per ...
Guardian Thursday, 21st December 2017, 4:05AM - Read article
England’s Mark Stoneman here to stay but admits Ashes runs have failed to flow | Vic Marks
England opener feels he belongs in the Ashes despite not making ‘the scores required in Test cricket’ and is ready to crack on against Australia in MelbourneFinally, England may well have discovered the opener who will o ...
Guardian Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 6:00PM - Read article
Melbourne miracle of 1998 shows dead-rubber fourth Ashes Tests do matter | Rob Smyth
England’s victory on Test cricket’s longest day, as Darren Gough and Dean Headley bowled themselves into the ground and Ashes folklore, is a brilliant precedent for the current team after their surrender of the urnThe mo ...
Guardian Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 3:04PM - Read article
Benedict's Christmas quiz
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a cricket quiz - and this year, we have a very special gifts for you!
Sky Sports Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 10:30AM - Read article
'T20 undermines Test prospects'
England's Test prospects are being undermined by counties forced to focus on the financial rewards of T20, says Yorkshire's director of cricket.
Sky Sports Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 9:00AM - Read article
On the Cricket Report...
This week's Cricket Report comes from the Oval as we check in with Surrey to see how their winter training is coming along.
Sky Sports Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 6:30AM - Read article
Steve Smith edges closer to Bradman with new ICC rankings high
Australia captain moves second on list of highest-rated playersThird Ashes Test double century sends him past May, Hobbs and PontingSteve Smith’s imperious Ashes form has seen him move level with Len Hutton and closer to ...
Guardian Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 12:29AM - Read article
Shane Watson back to his best in Sydney Thunder Big Bash win
Watson hits 74 off 46 to steer Thunder past Sixers in season openerFormer Test player says win bodes well for rest of campaignShane Watson has proved he is back to his devastating best and he says the Sydney Thunder have ...
Guardian Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 10:54PM - Read article
Ben Duckett omitted from England Lions squad to tour West Indies
• Northamptonshire opener will not go on Caribbean trip next February• ECB confirms omission is further punishment for Perth drinking incidentBen Duckett has paid a heavy price for his off-field indiscretions in Australi ...
Guardian Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 10:00PM - Read article
With Geoffrey Boycott at the crease we are winners | Letters
Cricket commentator Boycott has an extraordinary ability to connect with listeners, writes Professor Hugh ChignellAs we view the wreckage of the Ashes series (No escaping the awful truth, Sport, 19 December), can I retur ...
Guardian Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 6:23PM - Read article
England’s Craig Overton desperate to be fit for fourth Test against Australia
• Cracked rib has made new boy a doubt for Boxing Day start• ‘We’ll wait and see. I hope three or four days will help’Craig Overton is, by his own admission, a work in progress. But amid the wreckage of England’s Ashes l ...
Guardian Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 6:00PM - Read article