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The Bob Willis Trophy – Round 5

Lots has happened cricket wise since Round 4 of this summer’s red ball County Cricket competition. Not least the arrival of the Australians for a white ball only tour. Australia somehow managed to lose the first T20 from an unassailable position. They didn’t hit a boundary from the 14th over until the 3rd ball of the 20th! Dawid Malan had […]

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The Bob Willis Trophy Round 4

A quick round up of England’s final test of the summer; Having had quite amazing weather virtually as soon as Lockdown started, the British weather decided to assert itself on England’s series against Pakistan. At least we had two complete innings in this third test. Zak Crawley well and truly introduced himself to the wider cricketing world with a truly […]

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The Bob Willis Trophy Round 3

A refresh of the rules for this Summer’s competition A reduction to a minimum of 90 overs in a day’s play. Each county’s first innings of a match can last no longer than 120 overs. The follow-on will increase from 150 to 200 runs. The new ball will be available after 90 overs rather than 80 overs. Points awarded for […]

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The Bob Willis Trophy – Round 2

A reminder of the rules of the 2020 Bob Willis Trophy before a look at the happenings in Round 2. A reduction to a minimum of 90 overs in a day’s play. Each county’s first innings of a match can last no longer than 120 overs. The follow-on will increase from 150 to 200 runs. The new ball will be […]

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County Cricket is here! The Bob Willis Trophy

After the disappointment of sitting through the most glorious Spring with absolutely no cricket, Saturday 1st August saw the return of County Cricket. It had been my intention to attend all but one of Essex’s County games and that only because I was due to be watching England play Pakistan. But that wasn’t to be this summer, I was however […]

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ECB Central Contracts – Who and What? An Update

I wrote this article in 2019 and thought an update might be interesting. There are plenty of places to find out about Central Contracts but here’s an attempt to put the information into one place. Central Contracts were introduced in 1999, the amount of international cricket was increased and the ECB wanted greater control of the England players. As far […]

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Surrey County Cricket Club Stats and Facts

I’m going to lay out where I stand before I write about Surrey. I’m an Essex member and fan, but I’m also a Surrey member and have been for around 7 years. I originally bought membership so I could access international tickets; but I’ve enjoyed watching Surrey and the Oval is a great place to watch the game. I’ve always […]

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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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England v Pakistan – The Final Test – The Oval

Looking back to the final test of a great series between England and Pakistan.  I wrote this at a time when I was adding in photos galore, they don’t necessarily tie up with the words, apologies for that.  This series really saw my fondness for Pakistan cricket start, I was very late to that show.  I saw them win the […]

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Pakistan Superleague – Matches 28, 29 & 30

Match 28 – Karachi Kings v Islamabad United Islamabad 136 for 6 Rizwan Hussain – 17 from 14 balls Philip Salt(wk) – 25 from 19 Hussain Talat – 37 from 30 Shadab Khan(c) – 12 from 14 Colin Ingram – 14 from 15 Asif Ali – 2 from 5 Faheem Ashraf – 12 from 14 Zafar Gohar – 13 from […]

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Pakistan Superleague – Matches 25, 26 & 27

Match 25 – Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans The weather ‘won’ this one, the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Match 26 – Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalanders Lahore – 150 for 5 Sohail Akhtar(c) – 68 from 49 Fakhar Zaman – 17 from 13 Chris Lynn – 5 from 5 Ben Dunk(wk) – 9 from 14 Mohammad […]

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Saracens v Leicester Tigers

Headlines have been in abundance as per usual when it comes to Saracens, the Daily Mail, that well known rugby paper, told us there was to be an exodus of players. The only absolute news from the club at that point had been to confirm that Liam Williams is heading back to Wales after his 3 years at the club. […]