Ian Botham

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Ian Botham (right) of England hits a four off Geoffrey Lawson of Australia during the Third Ashes Test match at Headingley in Leeds, England. England won the match by 18 runs. Photograph: Adrian Murrell/Allsport

In the course of his career as a caddy Ricci Roberts has worked with big names, among them Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood, Adam Scott, Graeme McDowell an(...)

James Anderson successfully appeals for the wicker of Abid Ali on the fourth day at Southampton. Photograph: Alastair Grant/AFP/Getty

Day Four: Pakistan 273 off 93 overs (A Ali 141, M Rizwan 53, JM Anderson 5-56) and 100-2 off 56 overs (Abid Ali 42, JM Anderson 1-18) trail England 58(...)

England batsman Dom Sibley drives towards the boundary watched by South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock during the third day of the day three of the second Test  at Newlands  in Cape Town. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Day 3 of 5: England 269 (O Pope 61no, B Stokes 47; K Rabada 3-68) & 218-4 (D Sibley 85no, J Root 61) lead South Africa 223 (D Elgar 88, H E van de(...)

 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(...)

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