Ed Smith is a journalist and author, most recently of Luck: What It Means and Why It Matters (Bloomsbury, £8.99). He is a former professional cricketer and played for both Middlesex and England. He is on Twitter as @EdSmithWriter

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16 May 2013
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
Sport
25 April 2013
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
Music and Performance
09 April 2013
The ultimate seduction.
Sport
27 March 2013
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
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21 March 2013
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
Sport
14 March 2013
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
Politics
21 February 2013
Both the New Statesman and the Spectator have recently explored the nature of today’s establishment. In these...
Sport
21 February 2013
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
Sci-Tech
17 January 2013
Manners have a PR problem. Leave to one side the vexed and probably unanswerable question of whether they are getting...
Sport
19 December 2012
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
Sport
06 December 2012
I have drugs on my mind. I’ve just read The Secret Race, Tyler Hamilton’s bleak autobiography about doping...

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