Wordplay

Look sharp

If you have focus, you can achieve anything - or so they say


Simon Barnes

February 2017

Take me for example

Why do we expect sportspersons to be role models?


Simon Barnes

January 2017

The others

Not all the terms used in cricket come from the English language


Simon Barnes

December 2016

Not a problem

The difficulties modern players face are often described as being "issues". That's not always a bad thing

Simon Barnes

November 2016

Go pro

A word that was once used to describe a lower class of player now stands for a job reasonably done

Simon Barnes

October 2016

Is this boring you?

What is the purpose of sport: to entertain or to pursue excellence?

Simon Barnes

September 2016

Process

A contemporary word that is neither sound nor fury, signifying less than nothing

Jarrod Kimber

November 2014

Gently down the stream

The Oxford has over a dozen entries for drift. It could have been invented for cricket

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

October 2014