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 […]
Embed from Getty Images As I watched aghast as England’s batting crumple against South Africa, like a misbehaving deckchair at the Scarborough Festival, it conjured up a memory from school. Inept with a cricket bat to the point that it was purely for decorative purposes, I was once required to see off 20 overs for […]