Ken Borland

Ken Borland

Sports Writer

1 Articles

What are your hobbies?

One of my hobbies is Conchology (you may have to Google that)

Do you have a nickname?

My nickname during my cricket-playing career was Radders – after former England paceman Neal Radford, who used to take very small steps when running in to bowl

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love camping and I am a qualified scuba diver, having dived in countries like the Seychelles, Comoros and Malawi.

Ken Borland is a freelance sports journalist and commentator based in Johannesburg, South Africa. His specialities are cricket, rugby, golf and hockey (he’s the winner of an SA Hockey Association Merit Award), but he has occasionally ventured further afield from these main sports!

Although sport is his job and something he loves, he is also passionate about the outdoors, wildlife and birding; conchology; music and collecting charts; movies; and his faith.

Latest Articles by Ken Borland

Ruthless Heinrich Klaasen smashes fourth-fastest 150 to guide South Africa to biggest ODI total


South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen Criticises IPL Impact Sub Rule and Reflects on Sri Lanka Win

South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen criticizes the IPL impact sub rule, calling for its exclusion from international cricket. Klaasen reflects on the Proteas' T20 World Cup win against Sri Lanka, highlighting the challenges of adapting to difficult pitches and the importance of strategic batting over the IPL's high-octane style.

Ken Borland


Ken Borland

Having studied at Pietermaritzburg University, Ken began his sports journalism career in 1992 at the Natal Witness, before moving to Johannesburg in 2004 to work for the MWP Media freelance agency until 2012. He wrote for The Citizen, a national daily newspaper, from 2015 to 2023 – (

He has covered rugby and cricket world cups, numerous European Tour golf events, and toured to the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh and India for work.

Ken has had work published in numerous magazines and newspapers, was a cricket correspondent for the Pretoria News, has written for leading South African websites such as Daily Maverick and, and has worked for both the Reuters and AFP news agencies as well as France’s leading rugby publication, Midi Olympique. He has been a contributor to the Wisden Cricketers Almanack and the SA Cricket and Rugby Annuals.

He has also freelanced for several corporate clients.

As a broadcaster, Ken has contributed to the BBC and various other SA and overseas radio stations.