The summer is in full swing and the Ashes tests keep on coming. It’s a glorious time for cricket fans. One enthralling encounter after another. For many people when they were growing up cricket meant nothing more than a knock around in the garden or down at the beach. A bit of fun when the sun was shining. They never had the chance to play more seriously, which is a huge shame because it’s such a great game.
Cricket is one of those games where youngsters need access to specialist facilities and a bit of coaching. There’s only one place for that and that’s down at the local cricket club. (more…)
As with any sport, the suitable equipment and clothing can help bring out your best performance. It may be a cliché that a bad worker blames their tools, but when it comes to sport inappropriate gear can make a notable difference. From cricket to football, athletics to rugby, donning protective equipment of the highest standard can make the difference between an adequate result and a personal best. One sport that is all too often overlooked though is golf. (more…)
England is seriously considering pulling out of next year’s Commonwealth Games in India over fears its athletes will be victims of a terrorist attack, a report said on Wednesday.Police and security advisers fear the England team will be targeted by Pakistani militants and feel the safety of athletes cannot currently be guaranteed, according to the Daily Telegraph, quoting unnamed sources.
The barbs came thick, fast and sharp after the second goal, including the harsh irony of “David Moyes is a football genius.” But there are few genuine bragging rights for Liverpool today. This was a game played under a black sky through unceasing rain and the whole scene pretty much summed up the current state of Merseyside football. For Moyes, there is the prospect of the relegation fight which Liverpool fans were also reminding him about but only the sublime qualities of Pepe Reina stood between his side and a better outcome.
Back to fifth Liverpool might be and two points behind Arsenal with three successive league wins at Goodison to their name for only the third time in his club’s history, but that is about the best of their story. They lacked any fluency – “sometimes good possession, sometimes not so good” was Rafael Benitez’s description, they continue to field a Steven Gerrard who looks a mere footballing mortal and their defence looked a few seconds away from calamity in a hairy first 45 minutes. Little wonder Moyes declared that “I don’t feel we’ve come off the pitch losers.” His side were superior in every department but finishing.