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Warwickshire v Essex

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 […]

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England V Australia – The Cricket World Cup- Semi-Final

A surprise win by South Africa against Australia meant India finished top of the table rather than Australia. That pitted India against New Zealand. For many Indian fans that was a certain Final spot, but the Blackcaps had other plans and the Final place is theirs. England and Australia would battle each other for the other spot. Edgbaston has been […]

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Pakistan v New Zealand – The Cricket World Cup

The summer arrived, then disappeared again as I was driving to Birmingham. I woke up to a drizzly, gloomy morning. Staying in Moseley I walked the 1.5 miles to Edgbaston. Let the frizzy hair commence! The toss was delayed, but as I sat down in the members lounge with a cuppa the covers came off and the players came out […]

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England v India – Edgbaston – The Finale!

And so we came to the finale of this intriguing test match,  I had another horror night in my hotel, I have no idea why people coming from a different time zone can’t understand that people want to be asleep at 3am in the morning!  But, slamming doors and shouting for 2 hours at that time at least meant I […]

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England v India – Edgbaston Day 3

My journey to the ground for Day 3 was seamless, I felt like trying to tell those paying to park that they really didn’t need to!  I had empty seats around me, they must’ve heard about me!  But had a few good exchanges of views throughout the day. England had the opportunity to get runs on the board and set […]

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England v India – Edgbaston Day 2

My morning had a much better start than Day 1, I drove to the road I was parking in rather than driving miles away from the ground! It was a much better plan.  My seat was in the Scriveners Opticians Stand, I knew this would be a good seat because I’d picked it when I visited the ground to watch […]

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England v India – Edgbaston Day 1

England’s 1000th Test and their first against India this summer started today at Edgbaston.  Most of the talk before the match, on the England front,  revolved around the inclusion of Adil Rashid, a man who opted out of playing red ball cricket for his county, Yorkshire, in 2018.  He goes into this series with a good deal of pressure on […]

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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 […]

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Pakistan v South Africa

Logistics were interesting again to get to this match at Edgbaston, I had a dinner for the Chris Gayle Foundation to go to in London the night before and a game at the Oval the day after.  With this in mind I booked an Airbnb near Euston and a Virgin Train to Birmingham and back for the day. Getting to […]

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Australia v New Zealand

Having watched England kick off their Champions Trophy campaign with a win I headed back to my car in Hampstead to drive up to Birmingham for Game 2 between two Southern Hemisphere rivals.  The forecast wasn’t the best and it’s accuracy will make this account more of a Phlog than a Blog. I woke up to the sound of rain […]

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T20 Finals Day – Edgbaston

The Challenge Cup Final is a must in my sporting diary, that’s meant I haven’t been able to attend the T20 Blast Finals Day before, however this year it took place a week before the rugby league so I got my ticket ordered as soon as I could.  This wasn’t to be a solo trip as my good friend Monica […]