With loud fanfare in the cricket world the IPL auction took place this week. whether you like it or not it’s a big thing and it won’t be going away any time soon. Initially players were retained by their teams, those who were released or new to the tournament went into said auction. There were several notable bds and non-bids, […]
I saw some very fine cricket in July & August
Time to look back on what was an amazing summer of cricket, I may have to do this in 2 parts, I saw even more live play than I ever have and witnessed some wonderful performances. I’m going to go through the months to pick out some of the best. May 2018 Sam Cook (Essex) Harry Brook (Yorkshire) – […]
PHOTOS TO FOLLOW Day 3 of the 4th test saw another utterly glorious day at The Ageas Bowl, today is the first of September, Autumn supposedly, not in Southampton, the sun shone in a largely blue sky all day. India had finished their innings with a lead of 27 runs, how important would that be in this low scoring game? What I’m going to type next may need some time to digest, England batted…….. ALL DAY! That was what was needed for the home team to salvage this game. The 2 openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings were under some pressure with averages of 16 and 15 respectively. Cook had scored runs against Pakistan but this was proving to be […]
So, tomorrow I’m going to Day 5 of the Test match at Trent Bridge! Those aren’t words I thought I’d be typing or even considering yesterday, or even at lunch time today! I managed to arrive at the ground with everything I took with me, so was fully prepared for whatever the weather chose to throw at me, that was […]
I’m catching up on writing while I’m watching the first T20 between England and India, looking back to Edgbaston and the only T20 between England and Australia. Aaron Finch took over the captaincy for this single T20 game, he won the toss and put England in to bat. England had a change around in the batting order with Jason Roy […]
With the single T20 between these 2 teams happening tomorrow I’m going to write this with just a few photos included, then I’ll add more later. 413 runs were scored in this 5th ODI and it was far and away the best of the 4 games I went to. Tim Paine won the toss again, and again elected to bat. […]
The First ODI wasn’t quite what I was expecting!