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Saracens v Exeter Chiefs

It’s been a funny season so far as a Saracens fan, I haven’t wanted to write about many games when I’ve got home. The Champions Cup semi-final was a huge exception and this match is another! With both teams secure in 1st and 2nd place and a Champions Cup Final ahead for Saracens next week this was a match up […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Day 13

Today is a Saturday, a perfect day to bring people into the game, today we have 3 Royal London Cup matches. With just 1 or 2 matches left these matches would be key. Worcestershire 293 for 7 v Yorkshire 143 All Out Brett D’Oliveira won the toss for Worcesterhire and elected to bat. Yorkshire were still in with a chance […]

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Essex v Hampshire RLODC

Essex started their Royal London Cup campaign well with a win away from home against Glamorgan, then went on a run of losses, losing at home to Middlesex then away at Surrey and Somerset. There was some debate about the choices made when the toss was won, but results around the country suggests that remains a random decision. Ryan ten […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Day 12

There were 3 matches today, I was at The Oval to watch the match between the 2 teams trying not to finish bottom of the Southern table. I then went to the theatre, which means I’m writing this close to midnight, so it should be brief! Lancashire 239 for 6 v Derbyshire 209 for 7 Harvey Hosein won the toss […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Day 11

Just 3 matches to look at today – so this should be a quick write and read! Worcestershire 124 for 5 v Nottinghamshire 121 for 9 Steven Mullaney won the toss for Notts and elected to bat. In an innings where the highest partnership was 28 that proved to be the wrong decision. Opener Chris Nash scored 51 of the […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Day 10

Yesterday was a Bank Holiday Monday, there were no Royal London Cup games. Today is a Tuesday, a work day, today there were 5 Royal London Cup games. Go figure! Again I was lucky enough to be at one, cue photos of players in red shirts! Durham 229 All Out v Lancashire 230 for 7 Dane Vilas won the toss […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Day 9

A Sunday and 7 matches, one of which I was at (You can probably guess which!) I’m sitting down to write this as Line of Duty is on the TV, I have work in the morning, so bed will be calling. However I’ve become slightly obsessed with getting these written and out on the same day, so, a facts based, […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Round 6

Only 2 games were scheduled in this particular ’round’ only one produced a result as the weather again behaved like an April day. Glamorgan v Kent A cricket match in Cardiff in April is always likely to be at risk. Chris Cooke won the toss for Glamorgan and elected to bat. 15 overs were bowled before the weather intervened, in […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Take 5!

4 matches today on the day the weather decided to be more April like than Summer like. That saw all 4 matches decided by the mystery that is the Duckworth Lewis method, I’m not expecting many Star Men from today’s proceedings. 4 matches today on the day the weather decided to be more April like than Summer like. That saw […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Round 4

Today I surprised myself by choosing to stay at home with my daughter who’s visiting from Paris rather than going to the Oval to watch Surrey v Essex. That meant I kept track online and missed out on what proved to be a low scoring game. There was no cricket yesterday, on Easter Monday, today on a working day there […]

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Essex Eagles v Middlesex

Good Friday and a glorious day saw a local derby played against a decent crowd at the Cloud FM County Ground. This was in effect Round 2 of the Royal London Cup, in Round 1 all 6 teams who batted first went on to win the game, including Essex against Glamorgan. Ryan ten Doeschate won the toss for Essex and […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Round 3

Easter Sunday saw 7 matches take place on another glorious day, including the ‘War of The Roses’. My County, Essex weren’t involved so it was a family day for me – here’s a round up of what occurred. Yorkshire 310 All Out v Lancashire 311 for 6 Dane Vilas won the toss for Lancashire and elected to bat; they fell […]

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The Royal London One Day Cup – Star Men watch!

I wasn’t going to do this, it may be hard to keep up with things in the next few weeks, but, I just have to, there have been some stand out performances today! Including a century from my favourite player outside of Essex and one for an Essex opener too. There were 6 matches today, in 4 of those the […]