Can Rochelle from The Saturdays tell her shortcrust from her choux? Is Olympic athlete Victoria Pendleton as swift with a whisk as she is round the velodrome? On GBBO charity spin-off series, The Great Sport Relief Bake-Off, a celebrity's baking ability is inversely proportionate to their entertainment value, but it's still fun to speculate on which of this year's batch will actually have any skill.
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James Lawton on the Ashes 2013: Australia must learn lessons of Steve Waugh to restore past glories in the Ashes
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Tourists should take a leaf out of former captain’s book as their country’s failing cricket culture threatens to overwhelm Clarke
Ashes 2013: There’s no one that I’d rather have in my team right now than Jimmy Anderson - Alastair Cook
Sunday 14 July 2013
Jimmy Anderson produced one of the performances of his life to inspire England to a thrilling victory over Australia and his captain, Alastair Cook, claimed no bowler in the world could have done a better job.
Monday 24 June 2013
News comes just days from the start of the Ashes
Sunday 09 June 2013
Almost a year after his son Tom was found dead on the tracks near Wimbledon Park Tube station, former England batsman and assistant coach Matthew Maynard has hit out at claims that the former Glamorgan and Surrey player was "a druggie".
England v New Zealand Second Test: Defiant Alastair Cook defends his tactics after series victory at Headingley
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Captain also suggests under-pressure Nick Compton will retain opening slot for Ashes despite run of low scores
Thursday 28 March 2013
Cricketer reportedly set on by four men in Christchurch
Stephen Brenkley: A storm in a sponsored cup... ECB stirs up controversy by selling off the tea break
Monday 04 February 2013
Tea has always been archaic yet sacrosanct. As an institution it has embodied the entire ethos of a type of game that probably did not exist, except perhaps at Blandings: at 20 minutes in length, neither one thing nor the other.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Nickname he gave to the new new one-day coach Ashley Giles was born of affection and respect
Saturday 15 December 2012
When Andrew Strauss first played for England in 2004 he waltzed his way into the hearts of headline writers. And now along comes Joe Root, who will enamour himself equally by the way he planted himself to the crease.
Saturday 15 December 2012
On a weekend we are invited to exalt personality, here is a man with character
Friday 30 November 2012
Bowing out gracefully?
Monday 26 November 2012
The TeamGB cyclist and partner Brendan Cole lost out to fellow sports star Michael Vaughan in a dance-off
Thursday 22 November 2012
Rapid decline leaves England mystified
Thursday 01 November 2012
Surrey have pulled off one of the most eye-catching deals in recent county cricket history by clinching the signing of South Africa captain Graeme Smith on a three-year contract.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh has revealed that competing on Strictly Come Dancing has given her a "bum lift".
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
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