Rugby Union: What’s in a name?

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw The English Rugby Football Union (RFU) has abandoned the nickname “Saxons” for the England National Second Team, after it was considered inappropriate in view of the sport’s drive “to reflect the diversity in society.” The … Continue reading

Cricket: Bamboo Bats!

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw Scientists at Cambridge University have undertaken some research and produced some cricket bats made from laminated bamboo, which they state are much stronger than those traditionally made from willow. They claim that it is much … Continue reading

Cricket: The IPL Suspended!

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw Due to the dire and worsening Covid-19 situation in India, the India Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 Cricket Tournament has been suspended indefinitely. In a second wave of the Pandemic, infections in India have surpassed 20 … Continue reading