The clock ticks down. But not nearly fast enough for my liking. Five minutes. Two minutes. Refresh the page for the umpteenth time and check the transfer market for updates. Nope, still the highest bidder… Will someone put in a cheeky last-minute bid, as happens all the time on Ebay?
During long summer school holidays that stretched out as endlessly as a Boycott innings, there was one, indomitable saving grace when it rained. Two words. Pencil cricket.
You know, what? You can keep your gigantic sporting trophies. Object number M.28.2.1 in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Museum at Lord’s on London’s St John’s Wood Road is an unassuming showstopper. At ten and a half centimetres tall, cricket’s most famous trophy is nothing if not bijou. Its mystique is wrapped up in a […]