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The County Championship – The Finale – Part 1

Wow a lot happened in this final round, while Surrey were confirmed as County Champions last week and Gloucestershire confirmed as relegated , everything else was yet to be decided. I had a meeting as things were being finished up and managed to take a peek at the scores and final tables. How I didn’t exclaim out loud I do […]

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The County Championship Round 13/16

Things have finally caught up, with every County playing this week, playing their 13th game of 14.. The County Champions were decided with a week to go, today, Friday the 23rd September is the first day of Autumn and we’ve seen some crazy scores, none less than at the Cloud County Ground in Chelmsford. A game that was over in […]

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The County Championship Round 14

It feels like a long time since I was watching my team, Essex play. August 17th and Yorkshire with one of the biggest downpours of rain I’ve experienced! Happily Essex had batted first and were able to bowl enough innings to see a result in their favour; that was of course a white ball game, in the Royal London Cup. […]

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The County Championship Round 12

With the rugby union season fast approaching my season ticket for my team, Saracens in bought at a cost of £755 for 16 home fixtures, I thought I’d have a look at prices for County Cricket ,memberships in 2022. I haven’t been able to find all Division 1 prices or show direct comparisons, but I think you’ll agree this game […]

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The County Championship Round 10

Round 10 saw 9 matches up and down the country, my team, Essex we’re playing at home against Gloucestershire, so excuse the photos being from Day 1 of that particular match! The ECB showed just how much they care about the Championship decided in their wisdom to arrange a Lions game, taking valuable players from many clubs, that was in […]

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The County Championship Round 9

Week 9 of the County Championship came in the midst of the T20 Blast it also coincided with Covid catching up with me meaning I missed out on both Essex beating Surrey in the Blast and Day 1 of the CC match against Hampshire. More of that later as it was the first match of the round to finish. England […]

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The County Championship Round 8

Several rounds of the T20 Blast in and we had a round of the County Championship, well 16 of the 18 counties did anyway. I’m starting this on Day 3 of 4 and can see that 2 of the 8 games have been won, both of those in Division 2. Day 3 is also the day that Johnny Bairstow played […]

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Essex Eagles v Hampshire

My second T20 of the season saw Essex’s second win, they’d travelled to Taunton to make 139 for 9 in the 18 available overs. Michael Pepper and Matt Critchley put on 76 for the 3rd wicket but it all went wrong after that. Pepper scored 37 from 24 and Critchley 60 from 38. But the other 9 scored 14 and […]

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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 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 – […]