Here’s a charge around the boundary of what I got up to in 2014, sport-wise. It mainly contains cricket and you can click the pictures to make them bigger if you so desire.
Above and below – Whangarei’s Cobham Oval is a fine, fine ground, complete with its own ‘little Lord’s’ pavilion. Go visit if you can.
28K at Eden Park for BLACKCAPS v India – how good is this World Cup going to be?
I got to go to the World T20 in Bangladesh and played a round at the Chittagong Country Club – there were actual snakes in the grass.
In Dhaka airport, I found my spiritual home.
Fatullah. Hotter than you can possibly imagine.
Chittagong’s Hotel Agrabad serves ‘afternoon snacks’ in guest’s rooms. By god I could use this service in the office.
Roll Taylor. He took it well.
We visited the Forsyth Barr Stadium on the annual boy’s weekend. Recommended.
Souvenir balls, which players get to keep after five wicket bags etc – these are verified by scorers then passed on to the players.
New Zealander gets hands on Cricket World Cup. *Twilight Zone music*
This is what happens when a cricket ball gets smacked into the media box and you try and take a photo of the ensuing chaos and you don’t realise your phone is stuck on panorama. I think I captured the moment.
I liked what Harvey Norman did with their TVs here.
Fine ropey cricket memorabilia found in Mount Maunganui second hand book shop.
Bruce Edgar doing lawn bowls. Geddit? I thought it was cool.
Me, post-match at the above lawn bowls event. Photo credit: @richardboock