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The 2016 County Championship goes down to the last day.

Robert Henderson To Lords for the  fourth day of the Middlesex vs Yorkshire match to decide where the  County Championship went  with both these counties and Somerset all starting day as possible winners., The crowd grew throughout the day. The … Continue reading

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The British success at the Rio Olympics should be no surprise

Robert Henderson UK’s success in the Rio Olympics  where they came second in the medal table (and second in the Paralympics medal count) has resulted in  a monumental gnashing of teeth by  the politically correct ranging from  squealing expressions of … Continue reading

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What is wrong with English cricket?

I have been watching English first class cricket  since the 1950s. During the  2014 season I  watched  eight days of county cricket. The matches  involved  ten of the eighteen counties . These counties  were evenly drawn from the first and … Continue reading

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The BBC and “coloured players“

Robert Henderson Twice in the past few days  two  interviewees from the football world  on Radio 5 have used the word coloured in connection with  black players  when discussing the possible introduction of the Rooney Rule into English football. The … Continue reading

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The Commonwealth Games:  England should have many  more medals against their name

Robert Henderson Gratifying as the official success of the England team at the Commonwealth games –173 medals made up of 58 gold, 59 silver and 57 bronze medals – this underplays the scale of England’s dominance. Of the 19 gold … Continue reading

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English sport and the alien invasion

Robert Henderson In the past few weeks England have lost three times to the All Blacks at rugby and crashed out of the World Cup with only one point from their three pool games . This week  they lost for … Continue reading

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Mending English cricket

Robert Henderson The dire performance of the England team in Australia this winter is  arguably the worst ever Ashes performance by England,  both because of the lack of spirit and the mediocre quality of the Australian side. When England lost … Continue reading

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