Diary


Whatever happened to Lancaster Park?
Whatever happened to Lancaster Park?

At the Christchurch ground ravaged by the 2011 earthquake, only memories remain of what was once the city's sporting hub

Photo-bombing Kohli, and other tales
Photo-bombing Kohli, and other tales

Our correspondent goes gaga for the hills, the food and the people of the Caribbean, and briefly becomes a Twitter sensation

Ethiopian delights and Colombo evenings
Ethiopian delights and Colombo evenings

What's a World Cup tour writer's life like? All about recording podcasts in cemeteries and being mistaken for a taxi driver, of course

Beefy's day, Imran's day, New Day
Beefy's day, Imran's day, New Day

Nostalgia is par for the course when you're a cricket writer covering the World Cup in England

Fifty shades of grey
Fifty shades of grey

Our correspondent goes looking for colour around the World Cup, and finds mostly one hue

'Ello from Brizzle
'Ello from Brizzle

Our correspondent takes in the delights of the west of England, language quirks and all

Beauty, brutality and brotherhood in New Zealand
Beauty, brutality and brotherhood in New Zealand

It was to be a routine Test tour for Bangladesh. Then terror and tragedy struck

Big Things, big sixes, and cricket in toilets
Big Things, big sixes, and cricket in toilets

In Australia, the attractions come super-sized

Australia, you beauty
Australia, you beauty

Down under, the weather is harsh and the fines harsher, but there are also many postcard-perfect scenes to savour

Bungee nerves, and a very expensive shortcut
Bungee nerves, and a very expensive shortcut

Our correspondent takes the big leap, and makes it to a jury panel with Bishop, Moody and Co

Tall tales from Cape Town and Jozi
Tall tales from Cape Town and Jozi

When you're in South Africa, it's all about scaling the heights

Tendulkar who?
Tendulkar who?

Not everyone at the Under-19 World Cup has heard of the most prolific Test batsman of them all

Heartache tonight (and every night)
Heartache tonight (and every night)

Our correspondent follows two South African teams about on the disappointing final legs of their respective tours

Nottingham's the charm
Nottingham's the charm

South Africa pull one back finally, and our correspondent is there to watch - while practising a bit of yoga on the side

To Canterbury we go
To Canterbury we go

Our correspondent takes in the sights of the cathedral town as she follows South Africa about on their none too successful tour of England

The calm after the storm
The calm after the storm

Virat Kohli has endured a turbulent period, and the relaxing setting of the Caribbean might be just the tonic he needs

The haunting of Hyde Park
The haunting of Hyde Park

Our correspondent finds her favourite place in London, enjoys the company of the South African contingent - and has a brush with tragedy

Chocolate excess, and sunny non-cricket days
Chocolate excess, and sunny non-cricket days

A tour of New Zealand offers plenty of delights but not enough cricket

Good in Galle, great in Colombo
Good in Galle, great in Colombo

Our correspondent tucks into the joys Sri Lanka offers, and is on hand for an epic win for his team

Jozi v CPT: let the fur fly
Jozi v CPT: let the fur fly

What do Capetonians think about Johannesburg? Our correspondent finds himself listening in on some harsh opinions