Suddenly, Sri Lanka could be slight favourites in the cricket world cup

In the end, yesterday’s much-touted cricket world cup semi-final between India and Pakistan proved to be an engrossing encounter rather than a classic match....

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...

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...

Probably the biggest sporting event in the world – ever

Most Scots will probably not even know it is taking place, but today one single event in Mohali is likely to end up being...

Weir’s Week: an Open calamity, stay-away Celts and Korean capers

Saturday As sporting weekends go, this one ain’t half bad: the German GP and the conclusions to both the Open and the Tour de France....

Weir’s Week: Wii nips, Ashes stramashes and iffy Honours

By Stewart Weir Saturday Christmas Day. Always brilliant to see the look of the faces of children and adults alike. Anticipation on the part of the...
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Thirty years on and a different world: remembering the rebel cricket tour

If it seems a lifetime ago and a different world, it’s because it probably was. The spring of 1982 would soon be dominated by...

Stodgy nurdlers and medium-pace wobblers: cricket’s world cup begins

For some people it’s the FIFA world cup or the rugby equivalent. For others, poor souls, it’s the grand final of Strictly. But for...

No clear favourite as the cricket world cup reaches its knockout stage

Technically, it’s at the six-sevenths stage – 42 matches down, seven to go – but this feels like the pivotal point in proceedings. The...