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England v Pakistan – Day 3 – Headingley

Day 3 at Headingley and I decided to dress for sunshine, whether it came or not!  I drove half the way and walked the other half, there’s plenty of street parking if you’re prepared to walk around a mile.  I object to paying to park when I’ve paid for my ticket and accommodation. England were in a strong position and […]

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England v Pakistan – Day 2 – Headingley

I woke up to rain in Leeds on Day 2, but like the eternal optimist we England fans need to be I headed to Headingley to arrive in plenty of time.  I drove and parked in the street, giving me around a mile to walk to the ground, so, getting some steps in, but not a feeling of exhaustion as […]

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England v Pakistan – Day 1 Headingley

I travelled up to Leeds via the beautiful Belton House a much nicer place to stop than a service station!  I’m staying in another Airbnb, this time a small basement apartment, with cooking facilities and a place to sit and write.  My host, Aaron was kind enough to drop me off at Headingley on Day 1. I made my way to […]

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England v Pakistan – Day 4 – Lords

Naturally I have more photos to edit, but I’m sure you can appreciate that I feel the need to rant having edited a few! So, I paid £200 to watch England play Pakistan for 3 days at Lords.  I missed Day 3 because it coincided with the Premiership Rugby Final, happily won by my team Saracens!  I must make a […]

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England v Pakistan Day 1 – Lords

I have something of a bee in my bonnet so I’m going to do the writing before the photos again!  All done, photos galore! I’ve had the most wonderful day at Lords, largely in part to the most wonderful invitation I received from a cricketing friend Nigel and his friend Ammar.  They very kindly invited to me to join them […]

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Middlesex v Essex – RLODC

With the England matches starting in late May I planned to go to Lords to watch Middlesex play Essex in the Royal London One Day Cup, it’s a good job I worked out they were actually playing at Radlett! (photos from the Middlesex innings included, Essex innings to follow) There was clearly an issue on the M25, but my Satnav […]

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Essex v Yorkshire

What a match!  I’m going to start with a few facts, it’ll become obvious why as you read through. Sam Cook, Essex –                   Age 20,  First Class matches – 11 Dan Lawrence, Essex             Age 20,   First Class matches – 45 Harry Brook, Yorkshire   […]

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Essex v Lancashire – 2018

3 days and 3 sets of photos – that means lots, with a few wickets captured if you look closely! Essex’s defence of the title started with a ‘wet weekend’ literally when not a ball was  bowled at Headingley. Lancashire across the Pennines played Nottinghamshire, losing heavily after being bowled out for 158 and and 73, Notts needed 10 runs […]

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Dan Norcross – from the sofa to the TMS box

It struck me that as one of the new boys on the popular BBC test Match Special fans might like to know more about Dan Norcross.  the man behind the dulcet tones.  I’ve been lucky enough to get to know him a bit after meeting him at a benefit lunch for Darren Stevens last year, he’s delightful company! We arranged […]

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My Top Cricket Photos in 2017

I watched a lot of cricket this Summer and took thousands of photos, I can’y whittle them down to 10 is so am going to share these with you, trying to add in the player, date, venue and teams playing. Staring with the Champions Trophy, where I was lucky to see 7 games including the Final Mark Wood – The […]