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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. […]

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Pakistan Superleague Game 24

Game 24 – Lahore Qalanders v Peshawar Zalmi Peshawar – 187 for 7 Kamran Akmal(wk) – 12 from 8 balls Tom Banton – A Golden Duck Liam Livingstone – 4 from 5 Shoaib Malik – 62 from 43 Haider Ali – 69 from 43 Lewis Gregory – 8 from 4 Carlos Brathwaite – 16 from 11 Wahab Riaz(c) – 1 […]

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Pakistan Superleague – Games 17 & 18

Game 17 – Islamabad United v Lahore Qalanders Islamabad – 198 for 3 Luke Ronchi(wk) – 48 from 31 balls Colin Munro – 87 from 59 Shadab Khan(c) – 7 from 5 Colin Ingram – 29 from 19 Asif Ali – 20 from 6 Rizwan Hussain – DNB Hussain Talat – DNB Dale Steyn – DNB Rumman Raees – DNB […]

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Pakistan Superleague – Game 16.

Game 16 – Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalanders Lahore 209 for 5 Fakhar Zaman – `15 from 14 balls Chris Lynn – 27 from 22 Ben Dunk – 93 from 43 Mohammad Hafeez – A Golden Duck Samit Patel – 71 from 40 Sohail Akhtar – NO 0 Muhammad Faizan – DNB Seekkuge Prasanna – DNB Salman Irshad – DNB […]

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Pakistan Superleague – Game 15

Game 15 – Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi Peshawar – 151 for 8 Tom Banton – Out for a Golden Duck Kamran Akmal – 4 from 8 balls Haider Ali – 4 from 2 Shoaib Malik – 68 from 55 Liam Livingstone – 25 from 20 Lewis Gregory – 25 from 22 Carlos Brathwaite – 8 from 5 Wahab Riaz […]