Cricket

It was the photograph that did it. Joe Root pictured on a Scottish golf course while Yorkshire supporters were coming to terms with relegation. Root, the epitome of Yorkshire cricket, grinning broadly alongside Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen and Piers Morgan, on a day that had reduced many White Rose loyalists to dismay. Beaming with pleasure
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Middlesex509 (Eskinazi 115, Malan 93, Simpson 92, Roland-Jones 55*) lead Worcestershire 225 (Boyce 107) by 284 runs From one perspective this day hinged on the skilful leg-glance played by Stevie Eskinazi off Ed Barnard a few seconds before four o’clock on the sort of sunlit afternoon that makes one smile in fond regret that the
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Gloucestershire 190 (Bracey 71, Fisher 4-45) and 233 (O Price 68, Taylor 67) beat Yorkshire 183 (Kohler-Cadmore 46, Lyth 44, Gohar 5-40) and 222 (Bess 79*, Payne 4-51, Gohar 4-69) by 18 runs The future has been confirmed: Shan Masood, the Pakistan batter shrewdly pilfered from Derbyshire, will captain Yorkshire in all formats in 2023.
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Gloucestershire 190 (Bracey 71, Fisher 4-45) & 204 for 6 (Taylor 67*, Price 54*) lead Yorkshire 183 (Kohler-Cadmore 46, Lyth 44, Gohar 5-40) by 211 runs Relegation is what many critics wished upon Yorkshire as the Azeem Rafiq racism allegations were at their height a year ago. That sanction never came from the ECB, or
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MCC has performed a U-turn over the cancellation of its traditional Eton-Harrow and Oxford-Cambridge fixtures at Lord’s, following a rebellion by a prominent group of members. The fixtures, which have been held at Lord’s (with rare exceptions) since 1805 and 1827 respectively, are among the longest-running annual sporting rivalries in the world. However, both were
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Green’s opening salvo a long-term bonus and a short-term shadow There was optimism and quiet confidence within Australia’s camp that Cameron Green would become a fine T20 player in time but no one quite expected him to show it so soon with so little experience behind him. Having never opened in any professional match and
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