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The County Championship – The Final Round

And so, just like that the cricket summer is nearly over, the weather in September has most definitely ‘played ball’. It was positively glorious on both Day 1 and Day 2 at the County Ground in Chelmsford. There was all to play for in the revised Division 1, Essex needed a win and 5 bonus points to finish top of […]

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The County Championship (Part 2) – Round 13

The start of September brought with it – SUMMER! Hallelujah! It also brought the second round of this new phase of the County Championship, with many members struggling to understand what on earth their new tables were telling them, that is if they could find them in the first place! It’s not been easy to find an explanation online – […]

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The County Championship – Part 2 – Round 12

The last round of Phase One of the County Championship finished on July 14th – Nearly 7 weeks later the second phase started on August 30th after a summer (of sorts) filled with white ball cricket, with Glamorgan taking the Royal London Cup home, with some test cricket thrown in. I wasn’t able to write up Round 12 at the […]

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Essex Eagles v Sussex Sharks

After Armageddon style rain a day at the County Ground was on the cards. The day dawned early for me as I did my Mum’s taxi duties, and the weather was promising, it improved as game time got closer. Having been 38 for 3 against Durham, Alastair Cook and Josh Rymell had a much better start, with some classic ‘Cook […]

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Essex Eagles v Worcestershire Rapids

A second visit to the county ground in Chelmsford in a week, what a treat! The day promised no rain, which meant a bigger crowd than the one that came to watch Essex beat Middlesex. Tom Westley won the toss and put Worcs in to bat. With Sam Cook away with the Trent Rockets and Jamie Porter presumably injured the […]

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Essex Eagles v Middlesex

Oh the absolute joy of being able to go to the County Ground and choose where to sit! I’d applied for every day possible but only been successful for the T20 match against Sussex. I travelled up to Derby to watch my first County Cricket for nearly 2 years only to find the match was abandoned. I had a lovely […]

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The County Championship Round 11

To my absolute delight I booked 2 days at Derby to watch Essex play Derbyshire, my first County Cricket for nearly 2 years! I rocked up to the ground at around 10am to be asked to sit in my car. The news at that time was that Derbyshire wanted the game abandoned due to ground conditions and that 2 officials […]

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Essex Eagles v Sussex Sharks

At last I received the much awaited email to tell me I could go and watch my county, Essex play a game of cricket! The opposition were the Sussex Sharks, a very good white ball team, with a powerful bowling line up, missing Jofra Archer, but still full of speed. Also featuring 16 year old Archie Lenham who’d taken 3 […]

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The County Championship Round 9

The first test match of the summer started at Lord’s on a bright sunny day, it was almost inevitable that Day 3 saw torrential rain in the South, that coincided with Day 2 of this round of games, meaning more weather affected matches. A young Sussex All Rounder, Danial Ibrahim, set a record to become the youngest player ever to […]

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The County Championship Round 8

Having had a week when Essex and I’m sure the rest of the country saw torrential rain and even huge hailstones one afternoon, the weather actually remembered the fact that it was nearly June and the cricket season to boot! Good weather rocked up, would good cricket too? Let’s look around the country – Durham v Essex – Emirates Riverside, […]

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The County Championship Round 7

I don’t quite know how to describe the weather for Round 7 of the cricket. Rugby weather might be the best way to put a name to the rain and wind that descended on most of the country. The first round of games since 2019 to see members allowed back meant warm, waterproofs were needed for those lucky enough to […]

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The County Championship Round 6

We all knew the weather in April was too good to be true! And so those April showers have rocked up in April. The rain was the biggest winner overall sadly. Durham v Worcestershire – Emirates Riverside, Durham. Joe Leach won the toss for Worcestershire and put Durham in to bat. A win for Durham by 258 runs. Durham 246 […]

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The County Championship Round 5 – 2021

5 weeks of Thursday starts for the County Championship so far and the coverage has been top drawer, I can almost smell live cricket though with May 17th nearly here, hopefully all of the matches starting on May 20th will have some form of crowd. This weekends’ game were badly affected by the weather with all but 1 losing the […]

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The County Championship Round 4 – 2021

4 weeks of Thursday starts for the County Championship so far and we’ve watched and pined to be there. The coverage has been it has to be said top drawer, but you just cannot beat sitting in the ground and hearing the sound of leather on willow. 7 counties hadn’t recorded a win before this round, could any of them […]

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The County Championship Round 3 – 2021

Durham v Derbyshire – Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street Durham. Scott Borthwick won the toss for Durham and elected to bat – Match Drawn Durham 475 All Out & 175 for 2 dec. Derbyshire 267 All Out & 280 for 5 A remarkable innings in a big total for David Bedingham, battung at 4, he scored 257 from 410 balls, he batted […]