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England v India – The Oval – Day 5

Day 5 of the Final Test, an unusual event as a rule!  This was to be virtually a whole day too.  Those who’d bought tickets at the last minute for Day 4 had been served up a real treat and Day 5 was non too shoddy either! Jimmy Anderson was hunting a record, but Joe Root failed to bowl him […]

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England v India – The Oval – Day 3

I arrived at The Oval for Day 3 having had a smooth journey, and to find two fellow Essex friends Mike and Mary sat next to me for the day!  That was a nice surprise!  What was to come during the day was also a nice surprise. India started the day on 174 for 6, it looked like we wouldn’t […]

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England v India – Ageas Bowl – Day 4

Right, let’s see how this internet works this evening, hopefully it won’t make me want to throw my laptop out the window! Tomorrow I go home so should be back to normal wi-fi wise, but until then, here I go! I’m not even going to try to add photos here, I’ll do that at home. Day 4 of this test […]

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England v India – Ageas Bowl – Day 3

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 […]

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England v India – Ageas Bowl – Day 1

MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW WITH PROPER INTERNET ACCESS – I warn there are lots of India celebrating! This should probably come with a warning, this may well become a rant!  Especially as I currently can’t access the internet in the expensive hotel I’m staying in!  My internet access has been better in the much cheaper Travelodge’s and Premier Inn’s I’ve […]

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England v India – Trent Bridge – Day 4

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 […]

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England v India – Trent Bridge – Day 3

My day didn’t start too well, I travelled into Nottingham Station by tram again, chatting to a couple as I went, I got off and felt  bit light as I walked along the platform, I’d left a bag on the tram, with everything I needed to protect me from the elements, umbrella, Kahoolawe, hat, sunglasses, oh, and lunch!  Luckily I […]

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England v India – Trent Bridge – Day 2

Before I start writing about Day 2 of this third Test between England and India I should confirm that I am an England fan, but, luckily for me I’m a fan of the game of cricket first. I had an OK sleep after Day 1, the Airbnb I’m staying in is close to a hospital with an Accident & Emergency […]

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England v India – Edgbaston – The Finale!

And so we came to the finale of this intriguing test match,  I had another horror night in my hotel, I have no idea why people coming from a different time zone can’t understand that people want to be asleep at 3am in the morning!  But, slamming doors and shouting for 2 hours at that time at least meant I […]

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England v India – Edgbaston Day 3

My journey to the ground for Day 3 was seamless, I felt like trying to tell those paying to park that they really didn’t need to!  I had empty seats around me, they must’ve heard about me!  But had a few good exchanges of views throughout the day. England had the opportunity to get runs on the board and set […]

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England v India – Edgbaston Day 2

My morning had a much better start than Day 1, I drove to the road I was parking in rather than driving miles away from the ground! It was a much better plan.  My seat was in the Scriveners Opticians Stand, I knew this would be a good seat because I’d picked it when I visited the ground to watch […]

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England v India – Edgbaston Day 1

England’s 1000th Test and their first against India this summer started today at Edgbaston.  Most of the talk before the match, on the England front,  revolved around the inclusion of Adil Rashid, a man who opted out of playing red ball cricket for his county, Yorkshire, in 2018.  He goes into this series with a good deal of pressure on […]

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Essex v India Day 3

This final day of the warm up match between Essex and India was all a bit surreal.  The day started with Paul Walter and James Foster at the crease.  Foster is clearly a very experienced cricketer who did play for England, if not as many times as he really should.  Walter on the other hand has only 10 First Class […]

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Essex v India Day 2

I’ and I imagine many others thought Day 2 of this warm up match would bring us a century as Dinesh Karthik was starting the day on 82, however he had a brain freeze on the first ball of the day from Paul Walter, he hit the ball skywards and Matt Dixon took a very good catch flying across the […]