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The Bob Willis Trophy – Round 5

Lots has happened cricket wise since Round 4 of this summer’s red ball County Cricket competition. Not least the arrival of the Australians for a white ball only tour. Australia somehow managed to lose the first T20 from an unassailable position. They didn’t hit a boundary from the 14th over until the 3rd ball of the 20th! Dawid Malan had […]

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The Bob Willis Trophy Round 4

A quick round up of England’s final test of the summer; Having had quite amazing weather virtually as soon as Lockdown started, the British weather decided to assert itself on England’s series against Pakistan. At least we had two complete innings in this third test. Zak Crawley well and truly introduced himself to the wider cricketing world with a truly […]

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The Bob Willis Trophy – Round 2

A reminder of the rules of the 2020 Bob Willis Trophy before a look at the happenings in Round 2. A reduction to a minimum of 90 overs in a day’s play. Each county’s first innings of a match can last no longer than 120 overs. The follow-on will increase from 150 to 200 runs. The new ball will be […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – the Play Offs

It’s amazing to think this 50 over competition is reaching it’s climax. Today, a Friday and a working day we have the 2 play off matches, as a pre-cursor to the semi-finals. I’m sitting just outside Newcastle, here for the European Rugby, hoping my team, Saracens lift the Champions Cup tomorrow. I listened to BBC Radio 5 Live on the […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Day 16

The final day of the group matches in the Southern league saw Hampshire sitting out, but also sitting pretty at the top of the table with a home semi-final guaranteed. There was all to play for in all 4 games, with 4 teams still in with a shout of a play-off place. There’d been a small twist in the tale […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Day 11

Just 3 matches to look at today – so this should be a quick write and read! Worcestershire 124 for 5 v Nottinghamshire 121 for 9 Steven Mullaney won the toss for Notts and elected to bat. In an innings where the highest partnership was 28 that proved to be the wrong decision. Opener Chris Nash scored 51 of the […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Round 6

Only 2 games were scheduled in this particular ’round’ only one produced a result as the weather again behaved like an April day. Glamorgan v Kent A cricket match in Cardiff in April is always likely to be at risk. Chris Cooke won the toss for Glamorgan and elected to bat. 15 overs were bowled before the weather intervened, in […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Round 4

Today I surprised myself by choosing to stay at home with my daughter who’s visiting from Paris rather than going to the Oval to watch Surrey v Essex. That meant I kept track online and missed out on what proved to be a low scoring game. There was no cricket yesterday, on Easter Monday, today on a working day there […]

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Essex Eagles v Middlesex

Good Friday and a glorious day saw a local derby played against a decent crowd at the Cloud FM County Ground. This was in effect Round 2 of the Royal London Cup, in Round 1 all 6 teams who batted first went on to win the game, including Essex against Glamorgan. Ryan ten Doeschate won the toss for Essex and […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Round 3

Easter Sunday saw 7 matches take place on another glorious day, including the ‘War of The Roses’. My County, Essex weren’t involved so it was a family day for me – here’s a round up of what occurred. Yorkshire 310 All Out v Lancashire 311 for 6 Dane Vilas won the toss for Lancashire and elected to bat; they fell […]