Re your report (England and Wales cricket clubs face ‘lost summer’ amid lockdown, 24 June), basketball is a contact sport, played indoors with a ball frequently handled by players. Cricket is played outside, physically distanced, featuring a ball I’ve often not touched for hours on end while loitering at deep square leg. Basketball is allowed post-lockdown, recreational cricket still banned. Am I missing something?
Steve Wells
Claygate, Surrey

As someone who was, for 14 years, a trustee of the Pells Pool Community Association, and after a career that included seven years as part of a clinical mathematical modelling unit at UCL and ten years specialising in public health statistics, I can only sympathise with Libby Brooks (‘It’s a social lifeline’: swimmers frustrated as UK lidos stay shut, 26 June). I too am completely unable to fathom what part of “the science” is keeping outdoor swimming pools closed.
Meic Goodyear

Lewes, East Sussex

As a lifelong Stockport County fan, I can assure Kevin Wilson (Letters, 26 June) that some of us dream of “languishing in League One”.
Ian Grieve

Steyning, West Sussex

As another lifelong Sunderland fan I agree with Kevin Wilson. It does not help that we have garrulous Magpie neighbours (Richard Gilyead’s letter, also 26 June)!
Andrew Bailey

Gresford, Wrexham

Might Liverpool supporters have better celebrated their Premier League success at home rather than in the city centre, with the resultant chaos and potential risk to their health?
Peter Hull

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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