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Essex Eagles v Hampshire Royals – Event 82

Having started the week with lunch with Sir Garfield Sobers (I’m still pinching myself) the cricket theme of my week continued. The joys of having 2 memberships means I’ll have cricket galore on top of my Ashes days, being something of a cricket geek that’s a piece of heaven for me! The 1st game of the weekend was a spot […]

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Lunch with Sir Garfield Sobers – Event 81

Now, this in a way is a very odd event – yet, my goodness it’s also a completely wonderful one! Over the years I’ve worked in schools andI have had the chance to meet some inspiring people, often at an `Awards event or a Presentation evening.  I saw Danny Crates, for example at an event in Southend – he is an […]

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Kent Spitfires v Essex Eagles – Event 78

Having never been to Canterbury to watch Essex play I decided to head down after work for their T20 clash with Kent.  I may have been a bit foolhardy, I hadn’t really considered how far away Canterbury is! Typically the day was one full of accidents all over the M25 and M2, the M25 had cleared but not the M2 […]

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Essex Eagles v Gloucestershire – Event 75

My Friday, in other words, Thursday, saw another Essex T20 Blast fixture, this time the visitors were Gloucestershire.  The joys of having the County Ground on my doorstep meant I had time to pop home after work before heading to the Members parking at Meteor Way. I’d chosen unallocated seating, which on this glorious evening meant sitting in the shade! […]

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Surrey v Essex Eagles T20 Blast – Event 73

Friday night means T20 Blast!  I really didn’t engage my brain when I wrote the Surrey v Essex fixture in my diary.  For some stupid reason I interpreted the match as a Royal London day time fixture, when I paid £99 for a Take That ticket! Naturally when it came down to making a choice between cricket and music the […]

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Essex v Ravi’s All Stars – Event 72

Having been to Alistair Cook’s Benefit Match at The County Ground last year it was a total no brainer to go to the T20 match between Essex and Ravi’s All Stars!  The evening promised a wealth of world class cricketers. In fact the morning after I still can’t believe such a plethora of cricketing superstars were on the same pitch […]

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The Ravi Bopara Benefit Dinner – Event 71

With my decision to make 2015 a huge sporting year I kept a good eye on the events taking place  for Ravi Bopara’s Benefit year.  I just couldn’t resist his benefit dinner at The Grange Hotel St Paul’s in London. A huge added bonus was the presence of Kevin Pieterson – how controversial would he be when talking after dinner? […]

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Bath Rugby v Saracens – Event 69

I know I keep saying I’m going to make these blogs a Phlog – lots of photos not so many words – but I can’t seem to stop typing one I start! But, for Event 69 I really do mean it – Bath Rugby v Saracens – The Premiership Final!  Something of a big game! I’ve already written my view […]