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Essex v Lancashire – 2018

3 days and 3 sets of photos – that means lots, with a few wickets captured if you look closely! Essex’s defence of the title started with a ‘wet weekend’ literally when not a ball was  bowled at Headingley. Lancashire across the Pennines played Nottinghamshire, losing heavily after being bowled out for 158 and and 73, Notts needed 10 runs […]

Bath Rugby 5

A Saracens Weekend!

The start of the cricket season meant I was due to travel to Leeds to watch Essex play at Headingley, the atrocious weather meant I cancelled my plans leaving me free to spend the weekend at Allianz Park. SARACENS STORM V BATH UNITED  I write this as a time when there’s a good deal of angst amongst Saracens supporters after […]

Cricket 5

Pakistan Day – Pakistan Zindabad

23rd March is a very big day in the history of Pakistan.  The Lahore or Pakistan Resolution as it became known was drafted by the 25 members of the Working Committee of the All-India Muslim League.  The resolution asked for more Muslim autonomy within British India but most took it as a call for a separate Muslim State. Here’s an […]

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Cheating in Sport

Guest Blogger Jez Denton with a few thoughts on the events in South Africa   Cheating happens in cricket, there I said it. It might be called gaining an advantage, bending the rules, being a little bit too clever. But it’s there. It’s unavoidable. The pressure to win is great and advantages, whether fair or otherwise, will be sought. And […]

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A Love for Test Cricket –

Since England lost the Ashes a host of players have come out to express their concern over the health of test cricket. If your hoping to read an article on why this is, or isn’t the case then it may be worth stopping now. I’m going to avoid discussing the dangerous road the ECB have started us on in pushing […]

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A Problem Like Eddie’s

Guest Blogger Jez Denton with a few thoughts  Regardless of whether England ruin Ireland’s Grand Slam ambitions on the weekend or not, it is fair to say that this Six Nations campaign has been a disappointing one for Eddie Jones, England Rugby, its players and supporters. Much of this is down to two factors; one that England are victims of […]

6 Nations Rugby 0

Italy v England – Vene Vidi Vici

A week in Rome with no laptop means I ‘m writing this after round 2 of the 2018 6 Nations tournament.  As usual I have photos to share and a few thoughts on the game. (lots more photos to follow when WordPress starts working properly again) This was my second visit to Rome to watch the match, this time it […]

Rugby Union Articles 2

Rugby > Football? Time to take stock?

I’m on a train from Clermont to Paris having had a very convivial weekend with friends watching my team Saracens in the Champions Cup. I feel the need to put fingers to keyboard after reading about some of the goings on at Welford Road in particular this weekend. Events that are taking place more and more at rugby matches. I […]

Autumn Internationals 0

England v Australia

Just under 82,000 people made their way to Twickenham to watch England take on Australia, a team they’d bettered in their last 4 meetings, 3 of which were Down Under in 2016.  There was a time when it was a momentous thing to see England beat a Southern Hemisphere team.  But, there’s now an expectation, in the Autumn in particular, […]

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Dan Norcross – from the sofa to the TMS box

It struck me that as one of the new boys on the popular BBC test Match Special fans might like to know more about Dan Norcross.  the man behind the dulcet tones.  I’ve been lucky enough to get to know him a bit after meeting him at a benefit lunch for Darren Stevens last year, he’s delightful company! We arranged […]

Autumn Internationals 0

England v Argentina

Much has been written and many moans have been had about this first Autumn International match for England.  They faced Argentina, a team no longer considered an Autumn whipping boy. Eddie Jones had said that he wouldn’t use the players who featured in the Lions tour and he kept his word as far as 2 of them were concerned  Owen […]