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My Favourite Cricket Moments 2018 (July-August)

I saw some very fine cricket in July & August

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Saracens in October

My head still seems to be in the cricket world in spite of it being the rugby season, hence the delay on writing.  I missed two of Saracens matches in October, the Harlequins match because I was away doing something that’d been planned for 10 months.  I saw most of the second half as Saracens got themselves a hard fought […]

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England v India – The Oval – Day 3

I arrived at The Oval for Day 3 having had a smooth journey, and to find two fellow Essex friends Mike and Mary sat next to me for the day!  That was a nice surprise!  What was to come during the day was also a nice surprise. India started the day on 174 for 6, it looked like we wouldn’t […]

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England v India – The Oval – Day 1

I wasn’t able to write up this match on a daily basis and have been torn over how to do this Final Test justice.  For my own ‘records’ I’m going to go day by day so I can post photos from each of the 5 days. i decided last summer that it was cheaper and more convenient to stay close […]

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England v India – Ageas Bowl – Day 1

MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW WITH PROPER INTERNET ACCESS – I warn there are lots of India celebrating! This should probably come with a warning, this may well become a rant!  Especially as I currently can’t access the internet in the expensive hotel I’m staying in!  My internet access has been better in the much cheaper Travelodge’s and Premier Inn’s I’ve […]

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England v India – Trent Bridge – Day 5

There was a lot of angst online about Nottinghamshires intention to charge £10 for this surprise Day 5, I’d bought my tickets at the end of last summer so my £10 was long gone, and there was no way I was missing the end of this test match. Overnight the powers that be at Trent Bridge had a rethink and […]

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England v India – Trent Bridge – Day 4

So, tomorrow I’m going to Day 5 of the Test match at Trent Bridge!  Those aren’t words I thought I’d be typing or even considering yesterday, or even at lunch time today! I managed to arrive at the ground with everything I took with me, so was fully prepared for whatever the weather chose to throw at me, that was […]

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Essex Eagles v Middlesex

Good Friday and a glorious day saw a local derby played against a decent crowd at the Cloud FM County Ground. This was in effect Round 2 of the Royal London Cup, in Round 1 all 6 teams who batted first went on to win the game, including Essex against Glamorgan. Ryan ten Doeschate won the toss for Essex and […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Round 3

Easter Sunday saw 7 matches take place on another glorious day, including the ‘War of The Roses’. My County, Essex weren’t involved so it was a family day for me – here’s a round up of what occurred. Yorkshire 310 All Out v Lancashire 311 for 6 Dane Vilas won the toss for Lancashire and elected to bat; they fell […]

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The Royal London One Day Cup – Star Men watch!

I wasn’t going to do this, it may be hard to keep up with things in the next few weeks, but, I just have to, there have been some stand out performances today! Including a century from my favourite player outside of Essex and one for an Essex opener too. There were 6 matches today, in 4 of those the […]

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The County Championship – Week 2 – Division 2

There were some crazy scores in Division 2 in this second round, there were 10 matches with 5,265 runs and 135 wickets taken! I’ve always tended to keep an eye on both divisions but deciding to do a write up for each round means I’m taking more notice, and I literally couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the scores […]

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The County Championship Week 2 – Division 1

With my team , Essex, playing at The Oval I managed to witness 2 full days of County Cricket. The photos in this article will be from that game; I took thousands as usual! We had a full set of matches this week, here’s a round up of what occurred, I’m hoping to include my Star Men correctly first time […]

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Surrey v Essex -Day 2

I’d hoped for 3 things before this day started, for Ryan Patel to get his maiden century, for Surrey to be all out promptly and for the Essex batsmen to start well. 2 of those things happened, Patel was playing in only his 22nd First Class innings and wow he played a superb role. He batted for 375 minutes, that’s […]

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Racing 92 v Bordeaux Begles

A visit to see my daughter in Paris gave me the chance to visit Racing 92’s swanky new stadium The Paris La Defence Arena. This is going to be more of a Phlog than a Blog, but, a few words to go with the photos. I’d had a lovely few days in Paris, visiting the Musee D’Orsay and The Musee […]

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Essex County Cricket Squad 2019

The cricket season is here which means media days across the country, after a week of T shirt weather it was truly chilly for the Essex session. This is an opportunity to take photos of the Ability squad, the Women’s squad and of course the First Team squad. With a chance to set eyes on new kits and clothing ranges […]

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Saracens – What a difference a week makes!

A week can bring big changes, last week we seemed to be in Spring at Allianz Park, this weekend we appeared to be back in Winter! That might be down to the cricket season starting, or just the vagaries of good old English weather. Last week Saracens played Glasgow Warriors in the Quarter Final of the Champions Cup. Something special […]

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County Championship Day 1

It’s here! Cricket is available pretty much all year round on the TV if you have the right channels and I’ve made use of most of those showing cricket via Sky. But, today, the real thing started, the County Championship got underway in England. That is the start of the season on April 5th, that was bound to bring some […]

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A Six Nations Review

Guest Blogger Jez Denton with some thoughts on this years 6 Nations As the 2019 edition of the six nations comes to an end, I’m going to take the opportunity to look at each countries performance and review the tournament. Firstly, though, I will say that this was a tournament that had so much going for it. There was excitement, […]

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England v Scotland

A week ago I watched the most remarkable game of rugby, the final 6 Nations game between England and Scotland. I often go to 3 or 4 6 Nations matches but this was my only one for 2019. Courtesy of my brothers, it was a birthday trip en famille, we had lunch in Richmond before heading to the stadium to […]