It seems hardly feasible that I’m writing about the penultimate County Championship match of 2019, we’re in mid September and the season is very nearly done. Essex started this match in second place just 8 points behind Somerset sitting at the top of the table. That inevitably meant that those at Chelmsford were watching Essex with an eye on the […]
Where to start with this one? Two captains made a decision to put their opposition in to bat this week, one, Tim Paine, won the toss at The Oval and put England to bat, a ground which is notorious for good batting strips that seemed a strange decision from moment one. England were bowled out for 294 and Australia for […]
Where to start with this one! Some might and do say that County Cricket is boring, this match was literally edge of the seat exciting! The first 2 days were rain affected, which was frustrating, but it didn’t spoil the trip down to Canterbury. Essex finished day 2 with a wicket down, Nick Browne was caught by Ollie Rayner from […]
My decision to give the Ashes a miss left me able to see more of Essex cricket this summer. Except the weather scuppered my T20 Blast plans! I believed the Met Office when Surrey came to play and took myself off to watch Lion King, only to find I’d missed an outstanding innings from Cameron Delport. Disappointing, but the film […]
A catastrophe at New Road Worcester gave me a happy consequence, an extra day of county cricket in Chelmsford. Warwickshire had moved their game against my team Essex only to be undone by a flood at the lovely Worcestershire ground. With a ticket for the World Cup Final a trip to Worcester wasn’t on the cards, but a 5 minute […]
There were some crazy scores in Division 2 in this second round, there were 10 matches with 5,265 runs and 135 wickets taken! I’ve always tended to keep an eye on both divisions but deciding to do a write up for each round means I’m taking more notice, and I literally couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the scores […]
Today I watched an hour or so of cricket! Essex Second XI v Durham Second XI at the Cloud FM County Ground, goodness it was cold! But, I saw some good cricket and got my first photos of the season, I’m now looking forward to a couple of days at The Oval later in the week. I was also gifted […]
I’m going to try to do this one differently, get the writing done before I tackle the photos (I took over 4000, they’re going to take some time!). I joined as a Surrey and England member before the last home Ashes, over those years I’ve managed to get to a few home games and therefore acquired one of those soft […]
An Article from guest blogger Jacob Wadsworth, Have photos of Sam Cook, Matthew Fisher and I hope Josh Tongue but haven’t seen the others to take any. I now these 3 are great young prospects having watched them. My name is Jacob Wadsworth, 24 years old, born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, I work as a carer and recently taken a […]
Guest Blogger Greg Boon with some thoughts on the state of the game (@AshesRugbyGuy) I have actively tried to stay away from debating the impact of the ECBs reforms on County Cricket, and ultimately test cricket. The announcement that the new based franchise base tournament would be an entirely new format came close to ruining my good intentions. England’s loss […]
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 […]
It’s time to look back on the wonderful summer of 2017 for my County, Essex. I wasn’t at every match, international cricket and this year the Champions Trophy interrupted my County Cricket, but where I was there I’ll include some photos in what is probably going to be a virtual novel. April Essex v Lancashire – Star Man – Dan […]
The T20 Blast started for Essex with a Friday night match at the Cloud FM County Ground, London rivals Surrey were the opposition. That held double interest for me, I’m an Essex member and fan, but also a Surrey member so I have a regard for them too. Ryan ten Doeschate won the toss and put Surrey in to bat, […]
And so the County Cricket season is here and Essex are in Division 1! A week after the fact this is going to be photos heavy, but a few words about the match and cricket in general. I have to come back as I add the photos in, I don’t seem to be capable of just a few words 🙂 […]
Northants travel to Kent for the penultimate game of the season.
Could Kent prevent an innings defeat to Essex at the County Ground?