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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 15

It’s a gloomy Bank Holiday Monday and we have 4 games in the Royal London Cup today. 3 of the games will decide who qualifies from the Northern league, any of the top 4 can still get one of the top 3 slots. The table looks like this before this round of matches. Lancashire can only sit and watch from […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Day 13

Today is a Saturday, a perfect day to bring people into the game, today we have 3 Royal London Cup matches. With just 1 or 2 matches left these matches would be key. Worcestershire 293 for 7 v Yorkshire 143 All Out Brett D’Oliveira won the toss for Worcesterhire and elected to bat. Yorkshire were still in with a chance […]

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Essex v Hampshire RLODC

Essex started their Royal London Cup campaign well with a win away from home against Glamorgan, then went on a run of losses, losing at home to Middlesex then away at Surrey and Somerset. There was some debate about the choices made when the toss was won, but results around the country suggests that remains a random decision. Ryan ten […]

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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Day 12

There were 3 matches today, I was at The Oval to watch the match between the 2 teams trying not to finish bottom of the Southern table. I then went to the theatre, which means I’m writing this close to midnight, so it should be brief! Lancashire 239 for 6 v Derbyshire 209 for 7 Harvey Hosein won the toss […]

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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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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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England v Australia – 5th ODI – Old Trafford

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. […]

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England v Australia – 4th ODI – Durham

I drove to the Durham area from Nottingham via Fountains Abbey, I lingered longer than planned, it’s simply stunning!  I’d booked an Airbnb in Lanchester a few miles outside of Durham, the welcome was amazing and the accommodation lovely! I drove to the park and ride for the match, that proved to be a good way to get to the […]

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England v Australia – 3rd ODI – Trent Bridge

4 days after the event due to a lack of internet, I’m not too sure where to start or where to go with this one! Records are made to be broken, in 2016 England scored 444 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge, Alex Hales scored a record 171 that day.  Hales was to break his personal record in 2017, when he […]

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England v Australia – 1st ODi – The Oval

In October/November 2016 I bought tickets for every England v South Africa test, then came the announcement that AB de Villiers wouldn’t be playing.  I bought myself a ticket for 4 of the England v Australia ODI’s in 2018 at a similar time of year, then, out came the sandpaper and out went David Warner and Steve Smith, then came […]

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England v South Africa ODI – Lords

  Nearly a month after this game I’m not going to write a novel, but, the game was attended and the photos taken so I have to post something as much as I’d like to forget this match! This was my first trip of the summer to the Home of Cricket, Lords.  The place has a vibe all of its […]