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Bristol Bears v Saracens – We’re Back!

Friday September 17th heralded the start of the new Premiership Rugby season and Saracens first game back after their exile due to Salary Cap breaches; I’ve written all about that so I’m not going to comment further. As I drove the 4 hours it took me to reach Bristol I wasn’t sure what to expect either on or off the […]

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The County Championship (Part 2) – Round 13

The start of September brought with it – SUMMER! Hallelujah! It also brought the second round of this new phase of the County Championship, with many members struggling to understand what on earth their new tables were telling them, that is if they could find them in the first place! It’s not been easy to find an explanation online – […]

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Essex Eagles v Sussex Sharks

After Armageddon style rain a day at the County Ground was on the cards. The day dawned early for me as I did my Mum’s taxi duties, and the weather was promising, it improved as game time got closer. Having been 38 for 3 against Durham, Alastair Cook and Josh Rymell had a much better start, with some classic ‘Cook […]

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Essex Eagles v Worcestershire Rapids

A second visit to the county ground in Chelmsford in a week, what a treat! The day promised no rain, which meant a bigger crowd than the one that came to watch Essex beat Middlesex. Tom Westley won the toss and put Worcs in to bat. With Sam Cook away with the Trent Rockets and Jamie Porter presumably injured the […]

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Essex Eagles v Middlesex

Oh the absolute joy of being able to go to the County Ground and choose where to sit! I’d applied for every day possible but only been successful for the T20 match against Sussex. I travelled up to Derby to watch my first County Cricket for nearly 2 years only to find the match was abandoned. I had a lovely […]

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The County Championship Round 11

To my absolute delight I booked 2 days at Derby to watch Essex play Derbyshire, my first County Cricket for nearly 2 years! I rocked up to the ground at around 10am to be asked to sit in my car. The news at that time was that Derbyshire wanted the game abandoned due to ground conditions and that 2 officials […]

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The County Championship Round 10

Round 10 saw my team Essex sit out as they’d planned to play an India team, Covid put paid to that, it also saw England having to put the whole squad picked to play Pakistan in an ODI series into quarantine after 7 people in the camp tested positive. That meant an opportunity for several uncapped players and most teams […]

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Essex Eagles v Sussex Sharks

At last I received the much awaited email to tell me I could go and watch my county, Essex play a game of cricket! The opposition were the Sussex Sharks, a very good white ball team, with a powerful bowling line up, missing Jofra Archer, but still full of speed. Also featuring 16 year old Archie Lenham who’d taken 3 […]

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Surrey v Sussex Sharks

2 nights after watching Sussex beat Essex they were at my second Countu, Surrey. Both teams had a good start to the T20 Blast, having played 3 and won 3. Weather allowing one would lose that winning record. This was my second visit to the Oval since 2019 having been lucky enough to be at one of the trial days […]

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Saracens v Ealing Trailfinders Part 2

Round 2 of the Championship play offs saw Saracens taking a 60 point lead into the game. With a prize of Premiership Rugby and European Challenge Cup Rugby on the line these 2 matches probably constituted the most important fixtures in Saracens’ history. Failure to make it back into the top league could see the club cease to exist in […]