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England v Pakistan – Day 4 – Lords

Naturally I have more photos to edit, but I’m sure you can appreciate that I feel the need to rant having edited a few! So, I paid £200 to watch England play Pakistan for 3 days at Lords.  I missed Day 3 because it coincided with the Premiership Rugby Final, happily won by my team Saracens!  I must make a […]

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England v Pakistan Day 1 – Lords

I have something of a bee in my bonnet so I’m going to do the writing before the photos again!  All done, photos galore!   I’ve had the most wonderful day at Lords, largely in part to the most wonderful invitation I received from a cricketing friend Nigel and his friend Ammar.  They very kindly invited to me to join […]

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Middlesex v Kent

Having worked out that the match I’d planned to watch with my friend Alun was actually in Mansfield rather than Trent Bridge, we booked to go to Radlett to watch Kent (a team I have a soft spot for) against Middlesex (a team Alun has a soft spot for): my second visit in 4 days.  It was a perfect venue […]

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Surrey v Somerset RLODC

After the delights of Radlett my next trip took me to see Surrey at the Oval, a ground I’ve grown to love since I’ve been a member.  I’m an Essex fan, but an admirer of several of the young Surrey players and enjoy watching them. The Oval is a bit of a mission from Chelmsford and it seems to be […]

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Middlesex v Essex – RLODC

With the England matches starting in late May I planned to go to Lords to watch Middlesex play Essex in the Royal London One Day Cup, it’s a good job I worked out they were actually playing at Radlett! (photos from the Middlesex innings included, Essex innings to follow) There was clearly an issue on the M25, but my Satnav […]

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Worcestershire v Essex

I took over 2,000 photos during the 3 days fo this match which will take me some time to edit, so I’m going to do the writing first and add the photos later. I’d never been to watch cricket at the Worcester New Road ground so was watching with interest the events at the end of the season in Division […]

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Saracens v Gloucester

Mid May sees me getting into the swing of the cricket season, but there’s just a bit of the rugby union season left and the last regular season game saw Saracens play Gloucester at Allianz Park. That’s a game I wouldn’t want to miss, even though Essex were playing Yorkshire in Chelmsford, my daughter Alexandra was visiting from Paris and […]

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Essex v Yorkshire

What a match!  I’m going to start with a few facts, it’ll become obvious why as you read through. Sam Cook, Essex –                   Age 20,  First Class matches – 11 Dan Lawrence, Essex             Age 20,   First Class matches – 45 Harry Brook, Yorkshire   […]

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Kent v Pakistan – Warm Up Match Day 4

After a day of drizzle and clouds followed by a day of torrential rain I returned to Canterbury with the promise of some play.  Amazingly the Kent Ground Staff managed together the Spitfire Ground into shape and play started after an early lunch. Kent started the day on 39 for 1 with Joe Denly on 12 and Sean Dickson 24, […]

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Kent v Pakistan – Warm Up Match

Pakistan are back in town!  They’re back in England to play England in a 2 test match ‘series’, with the first being played at Lords and the second Headingley. A lot has happened since they were here in 2016 when they won themselves a 2 all draw, winning both matches in London.  Their iconic captain Misbah ul-Haq and legendary batsman […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]