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Nicky Shaw

Nerve-wracking endings

Mar 8, 2010: The one-day series was lost but England take heart from the fact that they bowled and fielded really well and are well prepared for the World Twenty20

Nicky Shaw

Baggage claims and interesting tunes

Feb 26, 2010: Eating out, getting sick, waiting at airports, trying to understand team-mates' choice of music - all part of a touring cricketer's life

Nicky Shaw

Into the frying pan

Feb 20, 2010: From the chill of a northern winter to the heat of India - England's women's side have had some adjusting to do on their tour

Nicky Shaw

Steak, Onions and controversy

Jan 9, 2010: Christmas in Durban, New Year in Cape Town. It must be the second instalment of our South Africa tour diary

Andrew McGlashan

The joke that took a wicket and other stories

Dec 22, 2009: Breakneck car-rides, dense fog, hyperbaric chambers - in our correspondent's look back at the first couple of weeks of the Test half of England's South Africa tour

Andrew McGlashan

Thieving cats, suicidal drivers

Jul 13, 2009: It's hot in Colombo, small animals are after your dinner in Galle, and security staff are sticklers for dress codes

Sidharth Monga

This sporting life

Jun 17, 2009: Football, tennis, baseball on screen, and some cricket - there's a welter of games on offer in England in the summer

Nagraj Gollapudi

Postcards from the Basin

Apr 9, 2009: History, airports, and more tea than you can shake a stick at

Sidharth Monga

Same Eden, different ground

Mar 30, 2009: A history lesson from Auckland, the Naked Bus, and Munaf goes native

Sidharth Monga

Meetings and beatings

Mar 16, 2009: Former cricketers - and a hockey star - queue up to be interrogated by our intrepid correspondent, and bowlers get the rough end of the stick

Sidharth Monga

E-ticket to ride

Mar 3, 2009: The joys of auto-check in. Chess in a public square with giant pieces. And meeting an international cricketer who also happens to be colleague… sort of

Sidharth Monga

Plenty of pride after historic win

Aug 14, 2008: A disappointing finish to the series at The Oval, but no diminishing the team's achievement

Paul Harris

Impersonating Jacques

Aug 6, 2008: Plenty of beers after South Africa's Edgbaston win, and Neil McKenzie's impression of Kallis

Paul Harris

Win some, bowl some, eat some

Jul 31, 2008: A memorable victory, a bit of bowling out in the middle, and a braai with old mates

Paul Harris

Raising the standard for a memorable win

Jul 24, 2008: Some work with the bat, not too much with the ball, but a great win and a big boost for the rest of the tour

Paul Harris

Happily to Headingley

Jul 17, 2008: On the fightback at Lord's and looking forward to the second Test

Paul Harris

An operatic introduction to England

Jul 10, 2008: South Africa's spin bowler reflects on the early weeks of the tour

Paul Harris

Signing off on a high

Jul 3, 2008: New Zealand finished their tour of England on a good note

Ross Taylor

Asia Cup

Wide-eyed in Karachi

Jul 1, 2008: Pakistan's premier city is one that provokes many observations - not least about the similarities with India across the border

Sidharth Monga

'Our Twenty20 form is a mystery'

Jun 20, 2008: New Zealand's middle-order batsman reflects on a bad week for his team

Ross Taylor
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