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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 2 Old Trafford

As England managed to beat the West Indies in 3 days I’m sitting at home rather than at Lords so can get back to my mission of getting up to date with the cricket I’ve watched this summer. England started the day on 252 for 6 with work to do, Toby Roland-Jones and Jonny Bairstow were batting.  Sticking with the […]

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England v South Africa Day 1 Old Trafford

I’m on catch up again with piles of photos to share and the final test of the summer due to start this week.  That means I have two test matches to account for before I set off for Lords on Thursday.  With that in mind I’m going down the highlights with lots of photos route. I booked the Sale Travelodge […]

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England v South Africa – Days 2 – 4 – The Oval

Having written Day 2 up and managed to not save, I’m going to make this more Phlog than Blog as we’re in full flow with the series against the West Indies Day 2: Highlights of the Day: Alastair Cook got close to his century having played a patient innings, he made 88 from 200 balls before being caught LBW by […]

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Martin Gleeson – Life After Rugby

An Orrell RUFC Retweet on Twitter and a discussion between a friend, Colin Ratcliffe and Martin Gleeson connected me to this rugby league legend.  Another of those men I watched play Super League over many years.  We weren’t able to meet face to face so the wonders of the internet and FaceTime it had to be.  I was in Birmingham […]

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England v South Africa – Day 1 – The Oval

As a Surrey and England member I have an allocated seat in the OCS Stand for Test matches, I’ve been able to swap into the pavilion each time however.  For this test I was in the front row of the lower tier behind the bowlers arm. The second test had been something of a disappointment at Trent Bridge I was […]

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Engaging South Asian Communities with Cricket

An invite from a Facebook connection Jug Johal saw me heading to Leicestershire’s Grace Road to attend an event organised by the Asian Sports Foundation, the aim of the evening was to talk about Asians in Sport.  Having been at Old Trafford to watch Moeen Ali play an innings for  which would contribute to him being the Man of The […]

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The Women’s World Cup Final – England v India

The problem with watching so much cricket, if I can call it a problem is that I struggle to keep up with writing about it.  I’ve come home today after a week away watching England play at Old Trafford and Essex at Scarborough.  Essex managed to beat Yorkshire by 8 wickets in 2 days so I find myself with a […]

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The Asian Sports Foundation

I’ve just arrived home from a very rainy Scarborough, having watched Essex beat Yorkshire on Monday afternoon, tomorrow I drive back to Leicestershire CCC to attend an event as detailed below.  I’m looking forward to learning more about the Foundation and their plans and will share once I’ve sat in one place for more than 24 hours! The Asian Sports […]

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Women’s Rugby – One step forward, ten back!

On Sunday I was at Lords watching the England Women’s Cricket Team win the World Cup in nail biting fashion.  It was a great occasion with 2 excellent teams battling it out in front of a capacity crowd.  The balance of that crowd was far more female orientated than the crowds I’m used to sitting in watching the England men. it also had high numbers of children.  The fact that their tickets were only £5 will have been a great factor.  Many of the girls were there to see their idols in action.  A saying was used on BBC TMS that had been taken from a lady called Marian Wright Edelman You Can’t Be What You Can’t See  Can’t Be What […]

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England v South Africa Day 3 – Trent Bridge

The 3rd test is days away and a lot of cricket has been attended including the Women’s World Cup Final , but I must finish off my Trent Bridge experience. Day 3 saw Faf du Plessis and his South Africa put themselves in an unassailable position, that meant pretty much a full day of watching them bat.  The day started […]

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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 […]