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Saracens v Bath – Rugby’s Back!

And so that’s the cricket season finished!  Wow I’ve had an amazing summer, I’ve seen some amazing individual performances , there’ll be plenty of TV cricket over the winter, but I prefer my sport live,  Rugby is my sport of choice over the winter months, Saracens are my team of choice, with the odd alternative team thrown in. Oh and […]

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Surrey v Essex

I’m going to try to do this one differently, get the writing done before I tackle the photos (I took over 4000, they’re going to take some time!).  I joined as a Surrey and England member before the last home Ashes, over those years I’ve managed to get to a few home games and therefore acquired one of those soft […]

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England v India – The Oval – Day 5

Day 5 of the Final Test, an unusual event as a rule!  This was to be virtually a whole day too.  Those who’d bought tickets at the last minute for Day 4 had been served up a real treat and Day 5 was non too shoddy either! Jimmy Anderson was hunting a record, but Joe Root failed to bowl him […]

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England v India – The Oval – Day 4

Day 4 was the day of the horror journey to The Oval for me (it was about a lot more than that, but let’s get the journey out of the way)  It wasn’t possible to drive to a tube station on a Monday morning so my brother was kind enough to give me a lift to Redhill station. I boarded […]

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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 4

Right, let’s see how this internet works this evening, hopefully it won’t make me want to throw my laptop out the window! Tomorrow I go home so should be back to normal wi-fi wise, but until then, here I go! I’m not even going to try to add photos here, I’ll do that at home. Day 4 of this test […]

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England v India – Ageas Bowl – Day 3

PHOTOS TO FOLLOW Day 3 of the 4th test saw another utterly glorious day at The Ageas Bowl, today is the first of September, Autumn supposedly, not in Southampton, the sun shone in a largely blue sky all day. India had finished their innings with a lead of 27 runs, how important would that be in this low scoring game?  What I’m going to type next may need some time to digest, England batted…….. ALL DAY!  That was what was needed for the home team to salvage this game.  The 2 openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings were under some pressure with averages of 16 and 15 respectively. Cook had scored runs against Pakistan but this was proving to be […]

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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 India – Trent Bridge – Day 3

My day didn’t start too well, I travelled into Nottingham Station by tram again, chatting to a couple as I went, I got off and felt  bit light as I walked along the platform, I’d left a bag on the tram, with everything I needed to protect me from the elements, umbrella, Kahoolawe, hat, sunglasses, oh, and lunch!  Luckily I […]

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England v India – Trent Bridge – Day 2

Before I start writing about Day 2 of this third Test between England and India I should confirm that I am an England fan, but, luckily for me I’m a fan of the game of cricket first. I had an OK sleep after Day 1, the Airbnb I’m staying in is close to a hospital with an Accident & Emergency […]

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England v India – Trent Bridge – Day 1

After an unsuccessful test for me at Lord’s I was looking forward to the third test at Trent Bridge.  I was lucky enough to have received a ticket for the TMS v Tailenders match at Derbyshire’s 3aaa’s Ground.  My daughter had been visiting from Paris and had a train to catch in London, I decided to drive her into Stratford […]

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England v India – The 2nd Test – Lord’s

With tickets at £110 a day for the first 3 days I took the decision to only go for the first 2 days at Lord’s, I later added Day 4 for £80, but decided to sell that ticket to a friend as my daughter is here, visiting from Paris. My decision meant I saw just over 8 overs of cricket […]