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ECB Central Contracts – Who and What?

There are plenty of places to find out about Central Contracts but here’s an attempt to put the information into one place. Central Contracts were introduced in 1999, the amount of international cricket was increased and the ECB wanted greater control of the England players. As far as the Counties were concerned it was clear they’d be without their players […]

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England v Ireland – Day 2

Day 2 of the first test of the summer and Ireland’s first test against England saw the hosts trailing by 122 having been skittled out for 85 on Day 1. We were predicted temperatures of 39 degrees and train journeys from my neck of the woods were due to have difficulties due to melting tracks! I chose to forgo Greater […]

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England v Ireland – An historic occasion

Time has run out on me, more photos to follow, sleep and Day 2 beckon The first England test match of the summer saw them playing Ireland, an historic first test match for the Irish against England and at Lord’s. Add in the fact that this was the first 4 day match for England in the test arena and history […]

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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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Hopes Hanging by a Thread – England v Australia

By: Adarsh Shah Twitter: @shah_adarsh As I close my eyes I am transported back to 20th Feb 2015 in Wellington New Zealand. I was there at one of the lowest points of English ODI history. It was a dismal batting and bowling display by England with Brendon McCullum scoring a record breaking 77 off 25 balls.  Well, I was hoping […]

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A Wake Up Call – England v Sri Lanka

Guess Blogger Adarsh saw the writing on the wall at Headingley! By Adarsh Shah Twitter:  @shah_adarsh     So it was  the summer  solstice, marking the longest day of the year.  Well, let me tell you it was “the longest day” of the year for me  personally anyway!  Firstly the obvious, that my home team England didn’t win what was an easy game on paper.    […]

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England v Afghanistan- The Cricket World Cup

MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW After another trip to the cinema on a rainy day the morning of my second visit to Old Trafford saw the sun in the sky! The Afghanistan fans definitely brought the colour. I survived the climb to my seat and have an amazing view of Manchester and it’s surrounds! Including the Pennines, which are there to […]

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England v Bangladesh – The Cricket World Cup

I’m going to write this one as I go along battery allowing! (more photos to be added later) Cardiff isn’t a million miles from Bristol, but thankfully it looks like the weather isn’t going to spoil this one! Well, not in a rainy way anyway! I dawdled at my Airbnb and underestimated the walk so was a little late to […]

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England v Pakistan – The Cricket World Cup

This was my 3rd World Cup Match, but I must write this up before the Bangladesh v South Africa match, which in itself was a special result. (photos to follow) I got to Trent Bridge via the Clifton Park and Tram, it’s a great way to get to the ground, but having chatted for too long at my Airbnb I […]

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England v Pakistan – Headingley

With 15 World Cup matches to go to I need to speed up my writing, so I’m going to see what I can do with this one. No doubt I’ll ramble as per usual though! This was the final match in a 5 ODI series, the first at The Oval had been rained off, well Hailstoned off if that’s a […]

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England v Pakistan – Trent Bridge

This was my second attempt at watching England play Pakistan, play had been stopped by Hailstones at the Oval, before play was called off. Pakistan had made 80 in 19 overs which may well have given the problems had play started again under the Duckworth Lewis method. Having sat watching Essex play Notts in positively hot weather it was clear […]

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There are lies, damned lies and Statistics

Being a cricket fan as well as working with accounts means I’m a fan of ‘numbers’ and statistics. There’s been some disquiet amongst some England fans about the adulation show to Virat Kohli in the last year, a man who sits at the top of the ICC batting rankings for both Test Matches and ODI’s, he’s scored 6613 Test runs […]