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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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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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Essex CCC v Somerset CCC – Event 68

Friday evening and it was T20 Blast time again – this time it was all about local cricket – Essex Eagles v Somerset (No fancy Name) – I’m going to mix my T20’s up a bit this year so won’t be at all of the Essex games, but this one I just had to go to! Essex v Chris Gayle […]

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Middlesex v Kent , – Event 67

After a rugby league fest it was time for a more leisurely pursuit, during the Easter holidays I’d had a quiet day, that generally has me looking for sports fixtures.  I already had my Essex and Surrey dates pencilled into my diary so looked further afield. Lords – The Home of Cricket is a place I along with many others […]

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Surrey v Glamorgan T20 Blast – Event 56

The first T20 Blast games of the ‘summer’ gave me a chance to make my first visit to the Oval as a Surrey member. My home county Essex were playing Hampshire, a trip too far for 40 overs of cricket. Having discovered last year that a Surrey and England membership means you are guaranteed a chance to buy your seat […]

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Essex v Gloucestershire – Event 50

And so I reach Event 50 on the 4th May not bad going!  I wonder sometimes how I fit work in (hope my boss isn’t reading!) Having had a rugby packed weekend Bank Holiday Monday brought me a much calmer day in the form of Day 2 of the LV County Championship game between Essex and Gloucestershire. As I’ve mentioned […]

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Essex CC v Kent CC – Event 43

The joys of living in Chelmsford means I can go and watch Essex play cricket for a couple of hours at a time if that’s all I have available in my day. With plans to watch London Skolars in the afternoon I decided on watching the first session of the cricket. It’s lovely having a 10 minute trip to sport, […]

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Essex CC v Surrey Day 3 – Event 36

My ideal week would involve watching all 3 days of the Essex v Surrey friendly, however a commitment to a photo shoot if you please, meant I had to miss Day 2.   Rather than sit and watch cricket in the horrendous wind I spent the day at Frinton and Walton dressed for summer having my photo taken along with […]

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Essex CC v Surrey CC – Event 35

The cricket season is nearly here!!  If I’m honest this blog grew from my love of the game, I was literally brought up at the side of a cricket pitch, some of my earliest memories involve my Dad in whites playing the game on what always seemed to be bright summer days.     That of course won’t have been […]

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365 Sporting Days – An Epic 2015 Ahead!

I thought that 2014 was pretty amazing for me when it came to live sport; I watched England Rugby Union play in Paris for the first time,  then watched Wales play France on a Friday evening, before I drove to Twickenham to watch England play Ireland. Rugby Union isn’t my only passion I had an eleven day spell in the […]