Crowds attending women's sport to top a half million in 2018

Crowds attending women's sport to top a half million in 2018

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Action from Chelsea v Liverpool in England’s Women’s Super League football The number of fans attending elite women’s sport in the UK is set to break the half million barrier for the first time in 2018, new research suggests. Since 2013, attendances for UK women’s sports have grown, on […]

'We paid for everything' – when winning the World Cup was no money-spinner

'We paid for everything' – when winning the World Cup was no money-spinner

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Llanelli-born Lynne, batting, played for England from 1966 to 1979 “When people ask me what I’d have been if I’d not been a cricket player, I say… a millionaire,” laughs Lynne Thomas, who 44 years ago helped England to victory in the first ever cricket World Cup. The women’s […]

Who is the best cricketer in the world? Read captains' picks and vote for yours

Who is the best cricketer in the world? Read captains' picks and vote for yours

Virat Kohli, Mitchell Starc and MS Dhoni ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Venues: The Oval, Edgbaston, Cardiff. Dates: 1-18 June Coverage: Highlights every evening on BBC Two, ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; in-play highlights and text commentary on the BBC Sport website India’s Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, and […]

Why MS Dhoni's place in cricket history is assured

Why MS Dhoni's place in cricket history is assured

Image copyright AFP Image caption Dhoni was leader of a talented group of players which emerged from small cities and towns Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain ahead of the upcoming one-day international series against England. Wisden India editor Suresh Menon looks at what made the wicketkeeper-batsman one of the calmest […]

Could Big Bash cricket usurp Tests in Australia?

Could Big Bash cricket usurp Tests in Australia?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australians have enjoyed the spectacle of the Big Bash League A giant seagull, acrobatic motorcyclists and a daredevil in a jetpack are the poster boys of one of the greatest success stories Australian sport has ever seen. Add fireworks, chest-thumping music and monster sixes and it’s easy to see […]

Australia's enduring infatuation with Shane Warne

Australia's enduring infatuation with Shane Warne

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Classic Warnie: Shane sports his signature lip zinc and celebrates with a beer after a match in 1994 Australian cricket great Shane Warne has been beamed into living rooms across the UK as part of Sky Sports’ cricket coverage all summer. Trevor Marshallsea takes a look at the enduring […]