Tag: Alastair Cook

#14) Tamara Taylor

What is it that defines an athlete as a ‘legend’? Some base it on the number of trophies, accolades and records a sportsperson collects over their career, others on the length of time an individual represents their country at the elite level for. Furthermore…

My Top 10 Sporting Moments – 2017 (Part I)

As another year draws to a close it’s once again time for me to reflect on my favourite memories from the previous 12 months. This year’s list features game changing moments, unadulterated chaos, new faces rising to the top and old ones setting yet…

Consistently inconsistent

Disappointment; a feeling all of us will experience at some point in our lives. The pattern that leads to it never changes – there is an overhyped build-up that promises of plenty of rewards and elicits a lot of excitement but ultimately the end…

A recipe for success?

It’s been quite a week; a royal birth, the 70th anniversary of VE Day and even some sunshine have all befallen us since the beginning of the month. There was something else too but I can’t quite remember what… Anyway, in all the excitement…

Sofas at the ready, the Aussies are back

It’s amazing what a bit of confidence does. This time 6 months ago the Australian cricket team was in bits, having lost the Ashes 3-0 against an England team that largely underperformed. Since then, they have exacted ruthless revenge on the Poms, obliterating them…

The Big Review (Part 1)

England have regained the Ashes! Not that it was ever in doubt… A 3-0 scoreline does flatter our boys though, as I don’t think they were that much better than the Aussies. Here is my take on I think England performed throughout, with the…

2005 all over again…

Once again, sorry for the delay. You’d think that having finished exams I’d be able to write blogs more regularly – clearly not! The biggest issue in relation to sport that has come up over the last few days has to be the uncovering…

A Solid Start

Hamish Rutherford – castled! James Anderson and Stuart Broad produced a masterful display of swing bowling to see England to a comfortable victory in the first Test over New Zealand at Lord’s – but they didn’t have it all their own way until that…

Calling all football and rugby fans… Don’t hide away just yet!

As the domestic football and rugby seasons come to a close, there are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t put your televisions into hibernation just yet. There is still plenty of action to come between May and August, including the greatest two-team rivalry…

2012 – We Came, We Saw, We Delivered

As sporting years go, 2012 could not really have gone much better for Great Britain. From tennis to cricket to the greatest Olympic and Paralympic Games of all time it was a truly inspiring year that saw our little collection of islands turn from…