but there was also a knighthood for andrew strauss, he led the side to two ashes series victories and took england to the top of the world test rankings. he was also instrumental in this summers world cup triumph in his former role as director of cricket with the national side. he resigned from that role to spend time with his wife, ruth, who died from lung cancer last year. he has set up a charitable foundation in her name. geoffrey boycott, who will be with the test match special team at the oval on thursday, also received a knightood today for his services to cricket but many have questioned whether he is deserving of that award. in 1998, he was fined and given a three—month suspended prison sentance in a french court for assaulting a former girlfriend. he was asked about that on radio 4's today programme i have to live with it. and i do,
because i am clear in my mind, and i think in most people in england are, that it think in most people in england are, thatitis think in most people in england are, that it is not true. the chief executive of women's aid says...” don't give a toss about her, you can ta ke don't give a toss about her, you can take your political nature and do what you want with it. if you want to talk to me about my knighthood, thatis to talk to me about my knighthood, that is nice of you. but i couldn't give a toss. a few hours later, the co—chief executive of women's aid, the charity to help victims of domestic abuse, spoke to the bbc‘s victoria derbyshire programme. he has expressed no remorse, he doesn't admit his crime, he has been... he said he didn't do it. he has been convicted. i question whether any other viole nt has been convicted. i question whether any other violent crime, or anyone convicted of any other violent crime anyone convicted of any other viole nt crime would anyone convicted of any other violent crime would have received an honour in this way. it sends completely the wrong message to survivors. following that interview on the today programme, boycott told bbc look north's harry
gration that he had been set up. i have just been awarded a knighthood, it should have been one of the nicest day as of my life and thatis of the nicest day as of my life and that is all i'm thinking of. i thought that our former prime minister had given me this honour on behalf of the british people, so i thought i had a duty to be available to quite a few outlets at answer questions about it. about my cricket stuff that is what i was given it for. i didn't know i was going to be set up and sandbag. how do you feel at this moment after three or four hours of media scrutiny? sad. always disappointed. because the media have an agenda, don't they? some of them, not all full topic and blame the ball, but some have an agenda. this was an agenda to talk about domestic, an opportunity to make publicity. i didn't see that coming,
thought it was just a nice day. james anderson says he still has plenty to offer england and could even feature in the next ashes series, even though he would be 39 then. anderson only bowled four overs in the first ashes test, before missing the rest of this series with a calf tear. despite his absence, anderson doesn't think he could have stopped australia retaining the ashes. i'm going to try to look into everything possible to try to get my body in good shape, look at how people, how other sports people have coped with getting older and staying at the top of their sport. that's exactly what i want to do. i think i have still got a lot to offer this england team and i still love playing the game. do you imagine another ashes series in two years? don't say it. i don't see why not. i don't feel 37. i am feeling in as
good a shape as i ever have. it is a just a case of trying to look after my just a case of trying to look after d just a case of trying to look after my body so i don't get too many of these injuries and niggles. who knows what the future's going to hold? i'm just going to keep plugging away until i feel like there's a time where i'm either not good enough to play at this level or my good enough to play at this level or d good enough to play at this level or my body packs incompletely. staying with golf and some sad news, former ryder cup stalwart brian barnes has died after a short illness. he famously beat jack niklaus twice in one day during the 1975 tournament, one of six in which he played representing great britain and ireland and then europe. he won 20 tour titles and was also the first man to win the senior british open back to back. brian barnes, who has died at the age of 7a. it's the second day at the para swimming world championships in london.
another gold—medalfor another gold—medal for great britain. in the 200 metres freestyle. and another gold in the 100 metre backstroke. teenager maisie summers—newton has made her breakthrough on the international stage over the last 12 months and will be one of ellie simmonds' main rivals in tomrrow‘s 200m individual medley. 0ur reporter kate grey has been to meet her. when it comes to sport, northampton is best known for its rugby. sometimes it's football. less so for its swimming. 0ver sometimes it's football. less so for its swimming. over the past few yea rs, its swimming. over the past few years, it has been home to some of british women's exciting new talent, including 17—year—old maisie summers newton. what is it about northampton summing cup that works for you? the people in it, we all get along so
well. we have such good banter and well. we have such good banter and we know when to work hard. we are so close and we know each other really well as well. itjust close and we know each other really well as well. it just works was up maisie made her mark on the international scene at the european championships in dublin last year and a winning three gold medals. championships in dublin last year and a winning three gold medalsm was surreal. i don't remember that much of it because i think i was in so much of it because i think i was in so much a shock because it was only my first major meat, so to do all that in my first one and to break two world records as well, i was really ha p py two world records as well, i was really happy with that. so much success so really happy with that. so much success so early really happy with that. so much success so early in her career can be overwhelming, but her coach is in serious when it comes to nurturing young talent. part of a job sometimes is to hold her back a little bit, because she wants to do everything really fast all of the time. she has developed really well, she is rich or for her age in terms of the work she does and what she doesin of the work she does and what she does in the pool. clearly training is going very well for maisie this season, she has a ready broken her own world record by two seconds in
july, now she goes to london to take on her biggest challenge to date, competing in the very pool where she watched her idol, ellie simmonds, a race to paralympic glory back in 2012, and sparked her interest to ta ke 2012, and sparked her interest to take up swimming. really excited, just to be in front of a home crowd, hopefully inspire other swimmers as well because i got inspired by london. i have trained there before, but to raise their will bring the adrenaline and really make me excited as well. with less than a year to go to tokyo, this teenage talent is certainly ready to take on the world and put her hometown on the world and put her hometown on the map. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening.
hello there. some wet and at times windy weather in the forecast overnight into wednesday. this area of low pressure is in fact the re m na nts of of low pressure is in fact the remnants of x hurricane dorian. these weather fronts gradually worked south—east through the night. the rain heavy and persistent for a time for north—west scotland, gradually working south and east through the night, becoming increasingly light and patchy. clear skies feeding into the north and west, temperatures staying in double figures. quite a breezy night. tomorrow, cloud and patchy abbots of rain and drizzle for a time for england and wales first thing, but brighter skies will feeding from the north and west. the risk of some showers in the north and west, quite blustery. a windy day across—the—board with blustery. a windy day across—the—boa rd with temperatures ata across—the—boa rd with temperatures at a maximum of 21 celsius. thursday, the next area of low pressure pushes in, bringing a spell of wet weather to the north and west. the driest and brightest in the south—east, where truthful humid, with temperatures at a
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