Managers in, managers out and the magic of Andy Irvine

By Stewart Weir As the national broadcaster, the BBC is supposed to cater for everyone. And everything on the evidence of last Saturday’s late news...

Test Match Special regaining its old form

As a record eighth Test match of the summer approaches, and as last week’s careless – some might say complacent – collapses against Pakistan...

Thermos flasks and Thommo – memories of Edgbaston 1975

On the day when England pummelled Bangladesh at Edgbaston in the deciding one-dayer of an unexpectedly close-fought series, and the day before Australia face...

Some other lengthy sporting struggles

In the wake of the 11-hour, 183-game Wimbledon encounter between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, here are four other sporting encounters that took a...

Strong innings as Wisden is 147 not out

Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack – recently published for the 147th consecutive year – is a great dipping-in book. Doubtless there is someone, somewhere, who opened...