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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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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 […]

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Six Nations Saracens

Watching Saracens during the 6 Nations has been interesting in recent years. With only one 6 Nations game in my diary this year I’ve been to more club games than I usually make during this spell. The results during this time have been – 8th Feb – Worcester 22 Saracens 38 16th Feb – Saracens 33 Leicester Tigers 10 22nd […]

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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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Orrell RUFC – A Passion

I spotted this post on Facebook from Rob Lee, you can find him on Twitter @RobLee559 and thought it was worth sharing, please consider donating to this great club Allow me to tell you a story about Orrell RUFC that started way back in 1999. To some that’s not that long but, to me that’s more than three-quarters of my life. In […]

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Saracens v Glasgow – The Champions Cup

An evening event in Bradford meant an early morning and a long journey on the A1 to get to Allianz Park for this final pool game between Saracens and Glasgow. Both teams were assured a place in the final 8, this game was to decide where each would finish, Saracens were looking to remain the only team unbeaten in the […]

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Andy Murray – A True Sporting Legend

Jez Denton @DentonJez has put fingers to keyboard to write about Andy Murray (The photos are from the ATP Finals, I was lucky enough to watch Andy play a couple of years ago) In being beaten in the first round of the Australian Open, the curtain may well have come down on the career of Sir Andy Murray, Britain’s greatest […]

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Lyon v Saracens

Guest Blogger Anthony Archer made the trip to Lyon to watch this Champions Cup game, here are his thoughts – Loyal Saracens fans descended on Lyon at the weekend for Round 5 of the European Rugby Champions Cup, many with the memory of the last visit to this impressive city, the 2016 Final against Racing 92.  The welcome was immense […]

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Dear ECB – An Open Letter

An Open Letter to the ECB Sirs Who exactly do the ECB and Counties consider as the ‘target market’?  I ask the question because I’d consider myself as the perfect ‘target’ and yet I feel disenfranchised and irrelevant to cricket administrators.  Cricket is a huge part of my life and has been for fifty years.  I played for 25 years […]

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Leicester Tigers v Saracens

A Twitter competition saw 3 friends and I enjoying this match in some style.  Total Motion Leicester Tigers official vehicle suppliers sent out a tweet asking for the 2 seasons the 2 teams played each other in the Premiership Final.  Both games were etched in my memory having been devastated at one and elated at the second.  The prize was […]

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Saracens v Sale Sharks

One of the joys/downsides of having so many international players in the squad is the way the starting XV is stretched during both the autumn Internationals and 6 Nations.  The Premiership Rugby Cup softens some of the blow, but there are two Premiership Rugby games during this AI spell.  The first for Saracens being Sale Sharks, the second Leicester Tigers […]

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Saracens v Worcester

Round 3 of the Premiership Rugby Cup saw Worcester visiting Allianz Park, they’d had a good win home and away against Sale and Tigers.  Saracens had beaten Tigers in a well contested game and drawn on a Friday night at Sale. More PHLOG than BLOG  I’m a big fan of this style of game, it’s great to see the future […]