Swanny’s World of Sport - baffling start for Ashes

Ashes 2005 hero Simon Jones.
Ashes 2005 hero Simon Jones.

I will never understand why the most eagerly-awaited cricket competition starts in Wales, a country where the sport comes a distant third to rugby union and Gareth Bale-worship in a nation’s hearts.

The Welsh provided us with Ashes 2005 hero Simon Jones, but very little else so giving Cardiff the first Test match is baffling.

The Ashes should start at Lord’s, the home of cricket, not a cricketing backwater.


Ladies football has similarities to the mens’ game.

England’s World Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Japan contained diving and awful refereeing decisions that wouldn’t have looked out of place in an England Premier League match.