University of Portsmouth History Graduate.
I’ve have some experience broadcasting and reporting for Pure FM, the University of Portsmouth’s student radio station, but my main strengths lay in my passionate enthusiasm for all things sport, and whilst I have an unashamed love of anything and anyone representing Britain or England, I always look to view things with objectivity.
Stories by Richard
- Rain thwarts Podmore-inspired Panthers
Nineteen-year-old Harry Podmore took 3-13 in his second professional game as Middlesex were denied victory over Gloucestershire by rain in the T20 Blast.
- Cup success highlight for Hampton & Richmond
The 2013/14 Hampton & Richmond Borough FC season culminated in their star players being recognised at their end of year awards night.
- Lord's Cricket Ground - 200 Not Out
Lord’s Cricket ground is celebrating its double century in 2014, and the third Lord’s site has enjoyed many roles over those 200 years.
- Hampton & Richmond look to next season
As the curtain came down on Hampton & Richmond Borough FC’s 2013/14 season, thoughts almost instantly turned to next season.
- Top FIVE candidates to be England wicketkeeper
Matt Prior's run as England glove-man has been interrupted by poor form and injury, Sports Gazette assesses the potential replacements if he doesn't line up against Sri Lanka.
- Top FIVE batsmen who could shine in the T20 Blast
T20 cricket requires big hitting and fast scoring batsmen, Sports Gazette assesses the Englishmen who could light up this years' domestic competition.
- Morgan magic not enough to deny Essex
Eoin Morgan blasted a quick-fire 77, backing up his County Championship hundred this week, to further stake his claim for an England Test spot but couldn’t deny Essex victory.
- T20 Blast - Lord's Double Header
Text coverage of the first domestic group-stage T20 double header in England with Middlesex being defeated by Essex and then Sussex at Lord's.
- Iconic Sports Photography: Bodyline, 1932-33 Ashes
The most iconic Ashes series remains the 'bodyline' tour of 1932-33, here England's controversial tactics are captured perfectly.
- DFE respond to running as punishment questions
The Department for Education (DFE) have responded to Sports Gazette’s investigation into fears about the inclusion of running as potential punishment in schools.
- Is using running as punishment the right message?
The Department For Education has suggested that running might be used as punishment in Britain’s schools, and the reaction has been largely negative.
- ICC World T20: England v South Africa
Text coverage of England's defeat against South Africa in the ICC World T20 in Chittagong.
- Varsity Preview: Cricketers look to set the tone
Cricket is traditionally one of the first fixtures of West London Varsity, and this year’s match will give both teams the chance to get early points on the board.
- Olympian McMillan living handball legacy
Team GB Handballer Dan McMillan speaks to Sports Gazette about his post-Olympic role in his sports' legacy.
- Ashes Review - England's route forward
The Sports Gazette Team round off the Ashes coverage with some more conclusions and analysis.
- Australian Open: Men's Third Round Report Card
With the third round complete, it is time for another Australian Open report card for the men. Here are the runners and riders heading into week two.
- Australian Open: Men's First Round Report Card
With the first round now completed it is time for the first report card of the Australian Open. This time its the turn of the men, so who was on top and who flopped?
- Analysis: Australia Regain the Ashes
The Sports Gazette Ashes team discuss how England have gone from comfortable Ashes winners in the summer to a spectacular defeat Down Under.
- Ashes: 3rd Test, Day 4 As It Happened
Text coverage of the 4th day of 3rd Ashes Test at the WACA as Australia move declare leaving England a target of 504.
- Ashes: 3rd Test, Day 5 As It Happened
Text coverage of the 5th day of 3rd Ashes Test at the WACA as Australia regain the Ashes.
- Ashes: 3rd Test, Day 3 As It Happened
Text coverage of the 3rd day of 3rd Ashes Test at the WACA as England are all out for 251.
- Ashes: 3rd Test, Day 1 As It Happened
Text coverage of the first day of the 3rd Ashes Test at Perth as Australia win the toss and pass 300 again.
- Ashes: 2nd Test, Day 5 As It Happened
Text coverage of the Final Day of the 2nd Ashes Test as Australia win to take a 2-0 series lead.
- Ashes: 2nd Test, Day 4 As It Happened
Text coverage of the 4th Day of the 2nd Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval as Australia declare before play starts.
- Ashes: 2nd Test, Day 3 As It Happened.
Text coverage of the 2nd Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval as England's batting line-up is destroyed by Mitchell Johnson.
- Ashes: 2nd Test, Day 2 As It Happened
Text coverage of the 2nd Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval as England look to bounce back from 1st Test defeat.
- Ashes: 2nd Test, Day 1 As It Happened
Live Text coverage of the 1st day of the 2nd Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval as England look to bounce back from 1st Test defeat.
- SGTV: Ashes Selection Panel 2nd Test
The SGTV selection panel selects England's team for the 2nd Ashes Test.
- Ashes: 1st Test, Day 4 As It Happened
Text Coverage of the fourth day of the 1st Ashes Test at the Gabba in Brisbane as Australia went 1-0 up.
- Sport of the Week: Tchoukball
Every week Sports Gazette will be shining the spotlight on a lesser-known sport as our ‘sport of the week’. This week the sport in focus is Tchoukball.
- SGTV: Ashes Selection Panel
The SGTV selection panel selects England's team for the 1st Ashes Test
- Serene Djokovic Defends ATP Crown
Novak Djokovic defeated World No. 1 Rafael Nadal to defend his ATP World Tour Finals title at the O2 Arena.
- Nadal sets up Djokovic Final
World Number One, Rafael Nadal, set up an ATP World Tour Finals decider against defending champion, Novak Djokovic.
- Home Varsity victory is main aim for St Mary's
SMUC Athletic Union President Pietro Palladino helps Sports Gazette preview the University sports season.
- Top FIVE Reasons to 'Hate' Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel won his fourth consecutive Formula One World Championship this morning, but winners are not always the most popular people in sport.
- LSWF: Late Night at Lord’s: The Nightwatchman
In the final event of the first evening at Lord’s, four contributors of the cricket quarterly The Nightwatchman, discussed the magazine and the art of cricket writing.
- Twin Ambitions: The Man Behind The Mobot
Sports Gazette Reviews ‘Twin Ambitions’, a stand-out story in a field full of Pre-Christmas sports biographies.
- Shinji Kagawa's Rooney Conundrum
Shinji Kagawa’s role at Manchester United remains unclear. The club’s retention of Wayne Rooney this summer has widely been described as the most important bit of business conducted in David Moyes’ short period in charge. However, the Japanese international may be the one figure at Old Trafford who would have seen a potential departure for Rooney in a different light.