Australia v New Zealand: openings, World Cups, pink balls, The Gabba

David Wilson on the story of a Test series, the great 2015 trans-Tasman rivalry; on the swinging ball and on the place of a transistor radio.

Saints deja-boo 1999

Sunday morning. Grey. It’s summer in London. A hostel-quality fry-up at the Hampstead Heath YHA sits comfortably in my belly. It’s about to hit checkout time, and the hallways are thick with typical backpacker buzz. The forwarding destinations will be varied. Some are Paris-bound on the Eurostar, some the ferry to Calais, others are off [Read more]