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Essex Eagles v Sussex Sharks

At last I received the much awaited email to tell me I could go and watch my county, Essex play a game of cricket! The opposition were the Sussex Sharks, a very good white ball team, with a powerful bowling line up, missing Jofra Archer, but still full of speed. Also featuring 16 year old Archie Lenham who’d taken 3 […]

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Surrey v Sussex Sharks

2 nights after watching Sussex beat Essex they were at my second Countu, Surrey. Both teams had a good start to the T20 Blast, having played 3 and won 3. Weather allowing one would lose that winning record. This was my second visit to the Oval since 2019 having been lucky enough to be at one of the trial days […]

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Essex v Surrey T20 Blast

The T20 Blast started for Essex with a Friday night match at the Cloud FM County Ground, London rivals Surrey were the opposition.  That held double interest for me, I’m an Essex member and fan, but also a Surrey member so I have a regard for them too. Ryan ten Doeschate won the toss and put Surrey in to bat, […]

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T20 Finals Day – Edgbaston

The Challenge Cup Final is a must in my sporting diary, that’s meant I haven’t been able to attend the T20 Blast Finals Day before, however this year it took place a week before the rugby league so I got my ticket ordered as soon as I could.  This wasn’t to be a solo trip as my good friend Monica […]

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Surrey v Somerset T20 Blast – Event 92

I’m writing this after Event 93 – Day 4 of the Ashes Test at Lords – I’m quite relieved that I haven’t had time to write about the game at The Oval, it means I may have calmed down before I start that one! I’d bought tickets for my brothers to watch Somerset at the Oval in the belief that […]

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Essex Eagles v Hampshire Royals – Event 82

Having started the week with lunch with Sir Garfield Sobers (I’m still pinching myself) the cricket theme of my week continued. The joys of having 2 memberships means I’ll have cricket galore on top of my Ashes days, being something of a cricket geek that’s a piece of heaven for me! The 1st game of the weekend was a spot […]

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Kent Spitfires v Essex Eagles – Event 78

Having never been to Canterbury to watch Essex play I decided to head down after work for their T20 clash with Kent.  I may have been a bit foolhardy, I hadn’t really considered how far away Canterbury is! Typically the day was one full of accidents all over the M25 and M2, the M25 had cleared but not the M2 […]

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Essex Eagles v Gloucestershire – Event 75

My Friday, in other words, Thursday, saw another Essex T20 Blast fixture, this time the visitors were Gloucestershire.  The joys of having the County Ground on my doorstep meant I had time to pop home after work before heading to the Members parking at Meteor Way. I’d chosen unallocated seating, which on this glorious evening meant sitting in the shade! […]

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Surrey v Essex Eagles T20 Blast – Event 73

Friday night means T20 Blast!  I really didn’t engage my brain when I wrote the Surrey v Essex fixture in my diary.  For some stupid reason I interpreted the match as a Royal London day time fixture, when I paid £99 for a Take That ticket! Naturally when it came down to making a choice between cricket and music the […]

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Essex CCC v Somerset CCC – Event 68

Friday evening and it was T20 Blast time again – this time it was all about local cricket – Essex Eagles v Somerset (No fancy Name) – I’m going to mix my T20’s up a bit this year so won’t be at all of the Essex games, but this one I just had to go to! Essex v Chris Gayle […]

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Middlesex v Kent , – Event 67

After a rugby league fest it was time for a more leisurely pursuit, during the Easter holidays I’d had a quiet day, that generally has me looking for sports fixtures.  I already had my Essex and Surrey dates pencilled into my diary so looked further afield. Lords – The Home of Cricket is a place I along with many others […]

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Surrey v Glamorgan T20 Blast – Event 56

The first T20 Blast games of the ‘summer’ gave me a chance to make my first visit to the Oval as a Surrey member. My home county Essex were playing Hampshire, a trip too far for 40 overs of cricket. Having discovered last year that a Surrey and England membership means you are guaranteed a chance to buy your seat […]