Before sifting through the Sunday papers, this from the Lords.org website posted on Friday:
'Daily Mail' apologises to ticket staff at Lord's
The 'Daily Mail' today (Friday 22nd July) contains the following apology to MCC's Ticket Office staff: "On May 24, 'Sports Agenda' by Charles Sale reported claims by ticket touts that their supply line for Test tickets included the MCC ticket office at Lord's. We wish to emphasise that there is no truth in their claims and sincerely apologise to the MCC ticket office staff that our story did not make this clear."
MCC has accepted this apology and will therefore withdraw the case that it put, earlier this week, to the Press Complaints Commission.
The Independent on Sunday gives us items from Nick Townsend, Stephen Brenkley, Stephen Fay and Mark Butcher (who compares the Test match to Coldplay's performance at Glastonbury), while Steve Bloomfield and Andrew Johnson report on the ticket touts, and not in the same manner as did the Daily Mail.
The Observer gives us Kevin Mitchell, Vic Marks, Will Buckley, Mike Brearley and Geoff Lawson, plus a collaborative effort by eight writers (unbylined on the website) depicting what it was like to be a Lord's on Thursday.
The Sunday Times: Simon Wilde, Lawrence Booth, Ivo Tennant, David Gower, Andrew Longmore, John Stern, Steve Waugh, and Justin Langer, who begins with a quote from John Buchanan's favourite author, Sun Tzu.