Almanac Poetry: ‘Mercury and Icarus’ by James Walton

Like Icarus, the returned conscript in James Walton’s poem ‘Mercury and Icarus’, flew too close to the sun, and ended his football career.

Middle-aged Icarus

Phil Dimitriadis wonders whether it was wise to play competitive cricket again after 16 years.

The Footygods: Icarus

Even the greatest of champions have a flaw that can bring them down, says Ian Latham.