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Saracens v Bath

The Six Nations tournament saw both of these teams lose key players,  that period was a mixed time for both Bath and Saracens with the Premiership results panning out as follows. Bath Bath 32    Northampton Saints 30    Win Bath 22    Harlequins 12                     Win Bristol 12 Bath 11 […]

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England v Australia

The final Autumn International and final game of 2016 for England saw old foes Australia coming to Twickenham.  England had won all 3 of their matches against South Africa, Fiji and Argentina taking them to a run of 13 matches unbeaten, their 4th win of the year against the Wallabies, should it happen would see this England team equal the […]

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Cricket 2016 – My Top Photos

My favourite cricket photos of 2016

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Top 10 Cricket Moments – Summer 2016

Looking back at a wonderful summer of cricket

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The Haka and what it means to me

David Lawrence writes about the haka from New Zealand – Fascinating!

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France v England – A Grand Slam Match

Could England turn a Championship into a Grand Slam?

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England v South Africa – T20 – Sophia Gardens

Having been at the horror show that was the 3rd ODI between these 2 teams at Lords I was hoping for a very different performance from the home team. Captain Eoin Morgan had said before the 3 match series started that all in the squad would get a game, that meant that several of the usual ‘big’ names were missing, […]

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England v South Africa – Day 1 Trent Bridge

As I was at the first 3 days of this match I’m going to write up each day separately.  Before I start a few facts about the first test at Lords to bear in mind.  And to give some context to what happened in this second test. Englands’ first innings saw the following batting figures Joe Root       […]

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Essex v Surrey T20 Blast

The T20 Blast started for Essex with a Friday night match at the Cloud FM County Ground, London rivals Surrey were the opposition.  That held double interest for me, I’m an Essex member and fan, but also a Surrey member so I have a regard for them too. Ryan ten Doeschate won the toss and put Surrey in to bat, […]

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England v South Africa ODI – Lords

  Nearly a month after this game I’m not going to write a novel, but, the game was attended and the photos taken so I have to post something as much as I’d like to forget this match! This was my first trip of the summer to the Home of Cricket, Lords.  The place has a vibe all of its […]

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Essex CCC – Royal London One Day Cup – Group Stage

The photos included are of the Kent v Essex match, I messed up the settings on my camera so messed up the photos of the other games. 2017 sees Essex in Division 1 of the County Championship and at this time in the semi-final of the Royal London One Day Cup, rugby and cricket watching means I’m way behind on […]

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India v South Africa

Match 6 of my Champions Trophy watching gave me the chance to see 2 of the best teams in the world for a second time.  I was hoping both would play to their potential.  Amazingly the trains from Chelmsford were working which gave me quite a nice day trip albeit with an early start.  The weather forecast was good, but […]

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India v Sri Lanka

Match 5 of my Champions Trophy took me back to the Oval, I was very excited to be watching Virat Kohli and his India.  I’d watched them play test cricket in England in 2014 and knew I would be watching a very different team.  Virat Kohli has in the intervening years become one of the very best cricketers in the […]

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Pakistan v South Africa

Logistics were interesting again to get to this match at Edgbaston, I had a dinner for the Chris Gayle Foundation to go to in London the night before and a game at the Oval the day after.  With this in mind I booked an Airbnb near Euston and a Virgin Train to Birmingham and back for the day. Getting to […]

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Bangladesh v Australia

Having seen Australia ‘rained off’ at Edgbaston I was hoping for a better day at The Oval. The fact I didn’t get soaked did I suppose mean it was better, but the result for the cricket was to be the same. I was sitting in the new Peter May Stand which meant I was amongst the very passionate and vocal […]

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Australia v New Zealand

Having watched England kick off their Champions Trophy campaign with a win I headed back to my car in Hampstead to drive up to Birmingham for Game 2 between two Southern Hemisphere rivals.  The forecast wasn’t the best and it’s accuracy will make this account more of a Phlog than a Blog. I woke up to the sound of rain […]

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England v Bangladesh

Having been at Lords to see England’s horror show against South Africa I was looking forward to a good game of cricket at the Oval in the opening Champions Trophy match.  I’d only received 2 tickets through the ICC ballot, including the final, but access as a Surrey and England member and persistence with the site meant I’ve ended up […]

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Rugby Road Trip – Day 7 – Bakewell

Days 5 and 6 include rugby so they’ll need to be posted later.  Day 7 sees us heading back to the South.  We again decided to go map book style and we again got lost!  We aimed for the A68 rather than the A1 and that ended up with us taking an amazing road across some incredible scenery. The day […]

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Rugby Road Trip – Day 4 – Alnwick & Seahouses

A decent nights sleep was had in spite of a room that was on the hot side, we went out of the hotel for breakfast, to the Hoxton North, next door to the White Hart Hotel.  What a great place to spend time, the restaurant was full and the food sublime.  Harrogate was an exceptional culinary experience overall! Northumberland was […]