Kudos to Sir Stuart Rose for showing grace under pressure. Despite intense scrutiny over his executive chairman role, the M&S boss did not appear ruffled at yesterday’s AGM.

Indeed, he repeatedly took time out from debating his own position to keep M&S shareholders up to speed on far weightier matters – the score from Cardiff at the first Ashes cricket Test.

After one ill-judged shot too many, cricket’s own answer to Sir Stuart – the talented but media-maligned Kevin Pieterson – has had to face a few questions over his own position this morning.