Miles Reucroft

Miles Reucroft

I edit The Cricket Blog, a website for ramblings and unusual stories around the world of cricket, including the odd rant. Okay, mostly ranting. A cathartic experience for its contributors, if not always its readers!

The Fantasy Football Blog: Episode 1

Welcome to the 2017/18 Fantasy Football Blog! It’s a time of great excitement in offices and WhatsApp groups as teams are assembled with great care and attention, usually to be discarded by mid-September. I enjoy fantasy football, but I don’t enjoy the nonsense that comes with it. Triple captains. Bench...

Bringing back cricket to the national consciousness?

I was driving through Andalucía on Sunday, from Malaga to Ronda, meandering along the A-366 with a familiar sound in my ears; an England collapse. The only unusual thing it seems, was the setting. The breath taking, if arid, sights of the Parque Natural Sierra de las Nieves and its...

Mayweather Vs. McGregor: when entertainment supersedes sport

Some things make you question the meaning of sport, they just seem so inevitable. Ronaldo and Messi breaking goal scoring records, Usain Bolt running a 100 metre final, Lance Armstrong and Hansie Cronje. Some people just make it look so inevitable and so simple that it appears almost futile; they’re...

AJ sets out his stall for his era

It’s rare that you gear up for a sporting event in the knowledge that the result doesn’t really matter since you were going to witness something truly historical. Either outcome and in whatever fashion would define one man’s legacy; his entire career. So it was for Anthony Joshua, the young...

Arsenal’s empire needs a new emperor

Sport News 24/7 All empires crumble. Just ask the Romans, Ottomans and British; all good things come to an end. And so it is proving at the Emirates Stadium, where one man’s kingdom is crumbling around him. Like King Cnut, Arsene Wenger is finding that he cannot hold back the...

Alastair Cook gets his final decision just right

Sport News 24/7 It could feasibly have happened at any point over the past three years. Following England’s harrowing Ashes whitewash in Australia in 2013/14, the captaincy of Alastair Cook has been open to debate. Quite how he survived the cull that took place after that disastrous tour is beyond...

FA Cup consumed by its own magic

Sport News 24/7 Was the Fourth Round a classic in the annals of FA Cup history? Two non-league sides made it into the Fifth Round hat for the first time this century and lower league sides were toppling their supposed superiors across the board. Magic of the Cup, innit? Not...

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