Tiger Tim fails again



Poor old Tim. As much as I love to see him fail year after year, you have to feel for him, I think there are very few sportsmen or women in the world under as much pressure as he faces during Wimbledon. I’ve got a sneaking admiration as he’s a serve and volley player in the old style, which is entertaining to watch. Pity he has the personality of one of the bats in a game of Pong.

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Cricket in the wham bam modern era



Tim de Lisle on the Lord’s test. The attacking, aggressive attitude brought to Test matches by Australia (Steve Waugh in particular) has had a trickle down effect, and is changing the way the game is played (by the countries that count). Richie Benaud opines that the best period of cricket he has seen has been in the last year, which I’d go along with, and which begs the question – do we even need one day internationals any more?