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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 […]

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London Skolars v Barrow Raiders

The visitors for this match, Barrow sat unbeaten at the top of the league after going unbeaten in their 6 games. Skolars had been beaten by Hunslet the week before, with the visitors putting 62 on the board to Skolars 10, some score to come back from. A surprise inclusion on the Skolars team sheet was Head Coach, Jermaine Coleman, […]

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London Skolars v Hunslet RLFC

Rugby League is a game of momentum, it’s also incredibly unforgiving when it comes to errors. Sadly for Skolars they had none of the first and made too many of the second. This was the first match back with crowds for the Skolars and biy it sounded good. A coach load of Hunslet fans and the ‘usual suspects’ for the […]

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The County Championship Round 9

The first test match of the summer started at Lord’s on a bright sunny day, it was almost inevitable that Day 3 saw torrential rain in the South, that coincided with Day 2 of this round of games, meaning more weather affected matches. A young Sussex All Rounder, Danial Ibrahim, set a record to become the youngest player ever to […]

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The County Championship Round 8

Having had a week when Essex and I’m sure the rest of the country saw torrential rain and even huge hailstones one afternoon, the weather actually remembered the fact that it was nearly June and the cricket season to boot! Good weather rocked up, would good cricket too? Let’s look around the country – Durham v Essex – Emirates Riverside, […]

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The County Championship Round 5 – 2021

5 weeks of Thursday starts for the County Championship so far and the coverage has been top drawer, I can almost smell live cricket though with May 17th nearly here, hopefully all of the matches starting on May 20th will have some form of crowd. This weekends’ game were badly affected by the weather with all but 1 losing the […]

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The County Championship Round 4 – 2021

4 weeks of Thursday starts for the County Championship so far and we’ve watched and pined to be there. The coverage has been it has to be said top drawer, but you just cannot beat sitting in the ground and hearing the sound of leather on willow. 7 counties hadn’t recorded a win before this round, could any of them […]

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The County Championship Round 3 – 2021

Durham v Derbyshire – Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street Durham. Scott Borthwick won the toss for Durham and elected to bat – Match Drawn Durham 475 All Out & 175 for 2 dec. Derbyshire 267 All Out & 280 for 5 A remarkable innings in a big total for David Bedingham, battung at 4, he scored 257 from 410 balls, he batted […]