The Weir’s Week Annual Awards 2011 – The Weirdos

By Stewart Weir So 2011 is nearly over and 2012 is nearly upon us. A chance to reflect, look ahead, mourn and laugh at what...

Weir’s Week-and-a-half: SPotY thoughts and red card red mist

By Stewart Weir Saturday 17 December With holidays and the like, Weir’s Week is a week and a bit this time. So cast your mind back...

Weir’s Week: Goodbye from Gudgin and up all night with Sachin

By Stewart Weir Saturday The first day of the weekend, traditionally our biggest sporting day, often provides a bit of a mixed bag. South Africa these days...

Weir’s Week: Boo boys, handbrake birth and cricket crooks

By Stewart Weir Saturday I’ve probably watched more football than most, so I’ve seen and heard most things that fans, friend or foe, can verbally hurl...

Weir’s week: Norwegian wonder goal, a straight spinner and fitba on the telly

By Stewart Weir Saturday Can’t say today was anything other than very, very, very wet, standing on top of Drummond Hill, looking out over, well, frankly...

Weir’s Week: no Battle of Britain, but memories of the Brylcreem Boy

By Stewart Weir Saturday As a kid, I was amazed to hear and read about one Denis Compton. Here was a guy who was arguably the...

Rixon’s all-ten for Edinburgh Accies – remarkable for a non-bowler

It’s not often that the first round of the Scottish cricket cup makes headlines in the sports pages, but it has done so this...

Scotland struggle as top attacking threat is prevented from bowling

Scotland’s cricketers have long harboured ambitions to sit at the top table of world cricket – albeit somewhere down at the bottom end. On...

Up, up and away – Stokes and Watson and the joy of six

While the eyes of the sport-spectating world these past couple of days have mostly been on events at Augusta, or on Sebastian Vettel’s win...

Weir’s Week: double-barrels, a two-horse race and a useless shower

By Stewart Weir Saturday The last quarter-final in the cricket world cup saw England humbled by Sri Lanka, whose openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga both...