Ian Botham

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 England’s Joe Root and Australia’s Tim Paine with the Ashes trophy at Edgbaston. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

England have named their team for the first Ashes Test, with no place for Jofra Archer. The Barbados-born paceman received his maiden call-up for th(...)

Ireland’s Boyd Rankin during a training session ahead of the Test match against England at Lord’s. Photo: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Four-day Test: England v Ireland First ball: 11am, Wednesday. Venue: Lord’s, London. On TV: Sky Sports Cricket. Samuel Beckett loved his trips to Lo(...)

Geoffrey Boycott and Ian Botham chat ahead of England v West Indies test match at Lord’s  in September 2017. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

My God, I wish Geoff Boycott had approached playing cricket like he approaches no-deal Brexit. The long-time cricketer turned long-time commentator wa(...)

 Tiger Woods after winning the 2019 Masters. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Tiger Woods ended an 11-year major championship drought with victory at The Masters on Sunday, but how does that comeback compare to the best sportin(...)

England cricketer Ben Stokes leaves Bristol Crown Court. Photograph: Getty Images

The England and Wales Cricket Board must have been heartily relieved by the Test team’s emphatic victory over India at Lord’s with their clean-cut all(...)

Connacht’s John Muldoon celebrates team-mate Kieran Marmion’s try at the Guinness PRO14 against Leinster at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

When Ian Botham marked one of his returns from test match exile by taking a wicket with his first ball, Graham Gooch said to him: “Who writes your scr(...)

The entrance to the Dorchester Hotel in London, where the Presidents Club held its now infamous fundraising dinner last week. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

MPs are to ask police to investigate whether crimes were committed at the men-only Presidents Club dinner in London, attended by billionaires, politic(...)

Alastair Cook of England is congratulated by Joe Root as he celebrates reaching his century. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

This was how it was supposed to be from the start with the senior citizens showing the way. Sadly it took until the second day of the Melbourne Test f(...)

James Anderson took five wickets as England bowled Australia out for 138 in Adelaide. Photograph: William West/AFP

Jimmy Anderson does his best work after midnight. Australian time. For cricket fans in this country, the presence of the world’s most productive seam (...)

Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he will attempt to become a professional boxer with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt. Photograph: PA

When former footballer Paolo Maldini bowed out of his nascent tennis career after a solitary chastening afternoon on clay, he summed up the difficulti(...)

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