Patrick Kidd

Patrick Kidd writes The Times's diary and Tailender columns, and wrote the parliamentary sketch from 2015-19. His anthology of sketches is called, The Weak Are A Long Time In Politics, and is published by Biteback.

At this year’s series, bubbles will mean not Veuve Clicquot but protocols designed to ensure that the ball is all anyone catches Down Under

Picking sport’s winners and losers when they are so young is a mug’s game

In the Ryder Cup the US have the superstars, the major titles, the private jets. Europe have team spirit

The Olympics have a weird and wonderful history

Two years on from the gripping World Cup Final, there are few pops and bangs this year at Lord’s

This book is so colourful and well told that it should interest even those who find the game of Cricket dull

What sort of political XI will Botham join at Westminster?