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The Cricket World Cup – Batting Stats and Facts

I started out the World Cup with tickets to 15 matches, that meant I’d be watching and taking photos of every team at least once. Weather in Bristol meant I didn’t get to see Sri Lanka, both their matches there, against Pakistan and Bangladesh were rained off. However I did get to see the Top 10 Batsmen runs wise in […]

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For the Love of County Cricket

A catastrophe at New Road Worcester gave me a happy consequence, an extra day of county cricket in Chelmsford. Warwickshire had moved their game against my team Essex only to be undone by a flood at the lovely Worcestershire ground. With a ticket for the World Cup Final a trip to Worcester wasn’t on the cards, but a 5 minute […]

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England V Australia – The Cricket World Cup- Semi-Final

A surprise win by South Africa against Australia meant India finished top of the table rather than Australia. That pitted India against New Zealand. For many Indian fans that was a certain Final spot, but the Blackcaps had other plans and the Final place is theirs. England and Australia would battle each other for the other spot. Edgbaston has been […]

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Pakistan’s 12th Man – A Proud Journey

An account of a wonderful Cricket World Cup from – Imran Asghar Head of Media and Communications at @staniarmy and tweets on @Pakcricket_ Mine and Stani Army members journey started way back last summer with the family ballot followed by the public ballot. We had eight different people applying for games and were only successful for a few games. This […]

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Pakistan v Bangladesh- The Cricket World Cup

A probable last hurrah saw Pakistan and Bangladesh face each other at Lord’s. The MCC had released the news that due to poor take up of tickets by members they were inviting 250 children to sit in the rarified atmosphere of the pavilion. Hopefully the teams would give them a day to remember. Two of the most passionate sets of […]

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Pakistan v Afghanistan – The Cricket World Cup

This was the one Pakistan group game I didn’t have a ticket for, I was offered the opportunity to go, but having driven 1700 miles and been away from home for days on end I decided to stay at home. So, for this one I’m going from the TV coverage. Gulbadin Naib won the toss for Afghanistan and elected to […]

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Hopes Hanging by a Thread – England v Australia

By: Adarsh Shah Twitter: @shah_adarsh As I close my eyes I am transported back to 20th Feb 2015 in Wellington New Zealand. I was there at one of the lowest points of English ODI history. It was a dismal batting and bowling display by England with Brendon McCullum scoring a record breaking 77 off 25 balls.  Well, I was hoping […]

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Pakistan v New Zealand – The Cricket World Cup

The summer arrived, then disappeared again as I was driving to Birmingham. I woke up to a drizzly, gloomy morning. Staying in Moseley I walked the 1.5 miles to Edgbaston. Let the frizzy hair commence! The toss was delayed, but as I sat down in the members lounge with a cuppa the covers came off and the players came out […]

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A Wake Up Call – England v Sri Lanka

Guess Blogger Adarsh saw the writing on the wall at Headingley! By Adarsh Shah Twitter:  @shah_adarsh     So it was  the summer  solstice, marking the longest day of the year.  Well, let me tell you it was “the longest day” of the year for me  personally anyway!  Firstly the obvious, that my home team England didn’t win what was an easy game on paper.    […]

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Pakistan v South Africa – The Cricket World Cup

MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW A first trip to Lord’s for this World Cup and a must win match for both teams. Pakistan won the toss and captain Sarfraz (or Sarfaraz depending on how many A’s you’re going for) elected to bat. The opening pair, Imam and Fakhar settled well and had reached 35 after 5 overs, the second highest score […]

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England v Afghanistan- The Cricket World Cup

MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW After another trip to the cinema on a rainy day the morning of my second visit to Old Trafford saw the sun in the sky! The Afghanistan fans definitely brought the colour. I survived the climb to my seat and have an amazing view of Manchester and it’s surrounds! Including the Pennines, which are there to […]

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Pakistan v India – The Cricket World Cup

This was one I couldn’t write while I was watching, the long awaited match between Pakistan and India. I drove up from Taunton through torrential rain, heading to Manchester a place renowned for rain at the best of times! Saturday evening was spent with some of my Stani Army friends at a restaurant in Wilmslow, Lal Qila followed by ice […]