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The County Championship 2022 – Round 5

A long pre-planned theatre trip and a daughter to get to the Eurostar meant I wasn’t able to attend the first 2 days at the Cloud County Ground to watch Essex v Yorkshire. Day 3 was a no brainer with Joe Root due to bat. There were 3 draws in the 7 matches played and centuries up and down the […]

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The County Championship 2022 – Round 4

My daughter arriving from Paris and a couple of brilliant theatre trips put paid to me being at the County Ground to see the Essex batters collapse for a second consecutive week. I managed to keep tabs on all of the matches and know I’m going to have another sizeable list of centuries at the end of this write up. […]

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The County Championship 2022 – Round 3

I’m starting this on Day 2 and none of the games have gone yellow on the BBC App – so no 2 day results, which is surely a good thing, there have however, at this stage, been runs galore! I wonder how long the list will be by Day 4? It’s a rugby weekend for me, England Women v Ireland, […]

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The County Championship 2022 – Round 2

Round 2 saw Yorkshire and Lancashire enter the fray, I’m starting to write this on Good Friday, Day 2 of this round and a quick glance tells me I’ll be mentioning at least a couple a couple of the Lancashire batters, but not their famous bowler, Jimmy Anderson, neither he, nor Stuart Broad in Round 1 featured for their county, […]

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The County Championship 2022 – Round 1

Having spent a weekend in Paris in glorious sunshine in Mid-March, Spring decided it wasn’t quite ready to arrive fully and the first day of the new County Championship season saw me dressed in thermals as if I was going to watch a rugby match! It was COLD! The wind being the biggest issue in Chelmsford, the ‘new’ floodlights swaying […]

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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 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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The County Championship Round 10

Round 10 saw my team Essex sit out as they’d planned to play an India team, Covid put paid to that, it also saw England having to put the whole squad picked to play Pakistan in an ODI series into quarantine after 7 people in the camp tested positive. That meant an opportunity for several uncapped players and most teams […]

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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 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 […]