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Pakistan v Australia – The Cricket World Cup

The weather in Taunton has been nothing short of horrendous since I arrived on Sunday! I had a ticket for the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Bristol yesterday, but opted for Rocket Man at the cinema instead. That match was abandoned without a ball being bowled, so, good choice! Today the rain, at the moment has decided to […]

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England v Bangladesh – The Cricket World Cup

I’m going to write this one as I go along battery allowing! (more photos to be added later) Cardiff isn’t a million miles from Bristol, but thankfully it looks like the weather isn’t going to spoil this one! Well, not in a rainy way anyway! I dawdled at my Airbnb and underestimated the walk so was a little late to […]

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Bangladesh v New Zealand – The Cricket World Cupl

I’m going to have a go at writing this one during the game: Kane Williamson won toss and put Bangladesh in to bat. (Photos to follow) Sarkar and Tamim opened the batting and both looked comfortable until a Matt Henry ball demolished Sarkar’s stumps! He was out for 25, Bangladesh were 45 for 2 in the 9th over Shakib joined […]

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Saracens v Munster – The Champions Cup Semi-Final

In their wisdom the EPCR decided that the Ricoh Arena was the best place to hold a home country semi-final for Saracens on a weekend when trains weren’t running to the area. I’d usually drive to the ground but took the Zeelo coach option at £25. I didn’t buy a ticket with the bulk of my friends I couldn’t justify […]

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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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There are lies, damned lies and Statistics

Being a cricket fan as well as working with accounts means I’m a fan of ‘numbers’ and statistics. There’s been some disquiet amongst some England fans about the adulation show to Virat Kohli in the last year, a man who sits at the top of the ICC batting rankings for both Test Matches and ODI’s, he’s scored 6613 Test runs […]

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My Favourite Cricket Moments 2018 (July-August)

I saw some very fine cricket in July & August

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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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Bangladesh v South Africa – The Cricket World Cup

I’m coming to this one late so I’m going to go mostly with photos to describe this wonderful win for Bangladesh! Tamim Iqbal opened with Soumya Sarkar, he batted for 40 minutes, facing 29 balls, he made 16 runs before he was caught by Quinton de Kick from the bowling of Andile PhehlukwayoTamim Iqbal opened with Soumya Sarkar, he batted […]

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka

It rained, then it rained some more. Then the sun shone and the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled! But, I had a great day in spite of that, spending time with the delightful Stani Army and catching up with TMS man Dan Norcross! And as an added bonus I saw X Men Dark Phoenix in Cardiff, and […]

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England v Pakistan – The Cricket World Cup

This was my 3rd World Cup Match, but I must write this up before the Bangladesh v South Africa match, which in itself was a special result. (photos to follow) I got to Trent Bridge via the Clifton Park and Tram, it’s a great way to get to the ground, but having chatted for too long at my Airbnb I […]

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Catches win Matches

Part 2 from guest blogger Adarsh Woke up this morning feeling fine Got The World Cup on my mind… We gonna host it the way it should Something tells me I’m into something good..! I just can’t explain it! It was a feeling that maybe I got as a kid – a feeling of hope, a feeling of pure excitement […]

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West Indies v Pakistan – The Cricket World Cup

Where to start with this, my first World Cup game? I’ve been thinking long and hard on my drive home from Trent Bridge. I’ve seen some off the wall innings, performances and moments at Trent Bridge in the last 7 years, enjoying many days watching cricket. I saw a great game between England and India last summer, Virat Kohli scored […]

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I don’t like cricket…. oh no, I Love it!

An introduction from Guest Blogger Adarsh As I sit here only one sleep and a few mere hours to go before the start of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, I just cannot contain my excitement! A home World Cup, where I will be attending 7 live games in 3 different cities, at 4 different venues!  Let me introduce myself; I […]

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Saracens v Gloucester – The Premiership Semi-Final

It’s been a funny Premiership season, with the top 2 pretty much cemented early on. The relegation spot wasn’t confirmed until virtually the end of the season, with Newcastle being the team to go down. Gloucester had come through as strong contenders for 3rd place, beating Saracens at Kingsholm during the 6 Nations window, they were deserved winners that Friday […]

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England v Pakistan – Headingley

With 15 World Cup matches to go to I need to speed up my writing, so I’m going to see what I can do with this one. No doubt I’ll ramble as per usual though! This was the final match in a 5 ODI series, the first at The Oval had been rained off, well Hailstoned off if that’s a […]

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England v Pakistan – Trent Bridge

This was my second attempt at watching England play Pakistan, play had been stopped by Hailstones at the Oval, before play was called off. Pakistan had made 80 in 19 overs which may well have given the problems had play started again under the Duckworth Lewis method. Having sat watching Essex play Notts in positively hot weather it was clear […]

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Leinster v Saracens – The Heineken Champions Cup

This final was one of the most highly anticipated for a while, Leinster in possession of 4 stars, sharing the record 4 wins with Toulouse. And Saracens looking to add a third to their tally. I’d bought a Golden Ticket along with a group of friends last May, it was a happy set of Saracens fans who travelled up North […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – the Play Offs

It’s amazing to think this 50 over competition is reaching it’s climax. Today, a Friday and a working day we have the 2 play off matches, as a pre-cursor to the semi-finals. I’m sitting just outside Newcastle, here for the European Rugby, hoping my team, Saracens lift the Champions Cup tomorrow. I listened to BBC Radio 5 Live on the […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Day 16

The final day of the group matches in the Southern league saw Hampshire sitting out, but also sitting pretty at the top of the table with a home semi-final guaranteed. There was all to play for in all 4 games, with 4 teams still in with a shout of a play-off place. There’d been a small twist in the tale […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Day 15

It’s a gloomy Bank Holiday Monday and we have 4 games in the Royal London Cup today. 3 of the games will decide who qualifies from the Northern league, any of the top 4 can still get one of the top 3 slots. The table looks like this before this round of matches. Lancashire can only sit and watch from […]