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England v Pakistan – The Final Test – The Oval

Looking back to the final test of a great series between England and Pakistan.  I wrote this at a time when I was adding in photos galore, they don’t necessarily tie up with the words, apologies for that.  This series really saw my fondness for Pakistan cricket start, I was very late to that show.  I saw them win the […]

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Bangladesh v South Africa – The Cricket World Cup

I’m coming to this one late so I’m going to go mostly with photos to describe this wonderful win for Bangladesh! Tamim Iqbal opened with Soumya Sarkar, he batted for 40 minutes, facing 29 balls, he made 16 runs before he was caught by Quinton de Kick from the bowling of Andile PhehlukwayoTamim Iqbal opened with Soumya Sarkar, he batted […]

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Bangladesh v New Zealand – The Cricket World Cup

I’m going to have a go at writing this one during the game: Kane Williamson won toss and put Bangladesh in to bat. (Photos to follow) Sarkar and Tamim opened the batting and both looked comfortable until a Matt Henry ball demolished Sarkar’s stumps! He was out for 25, Bangladesh were 45 for 2 in the 9th over Shakib joined […]

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Surrey v Essex

I’m going to try to do this one differently, get the writing done before I tackle the photos (I took over 4000, they’re going to take some time!).  I joined as a Surrey and England member before the last home Ashes, over those years I’ve managed to get to a few home games and therefore acquired one of those soft […]

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England v India – The Oval – Day 4

As BBC TMS are replaying this memorable test for England and of course Essex favourite Alastair Cook, here’s a look back at that day in words and photos. Day 4 was the day of the horror journey to The Oval for me (it was about a lot more than that, but let’s get the journey out of the way)  It […]

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England v India – The Oval – Day 1

I wasn’t able to write up this match on a daily basis and have been torn over how to do this Final Test justice.  For my own ‘records’ I’m going to go day by day so I can post photos from each of the 5 days. i decided last summer that it was cheaper and more convenient to stay close […]

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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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My Top Cricket Photos in 2017

I watched a lot of cricket this Summer and took thousands of photos, I can’y whittle them down to 10 is so am going to share these with you, trying to add in the player, date, venue and teams playing. Staring with the Champions Trophy, where I was lucky to see 7 games including the Final Mark Wood – The […]

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England v South Africa – Day 1 – The Oval

As a Surrey and England member I have an allocated seat in the OCS Stand for Test matches, I’ve been able to swap into the pavilion each time however.  For this test I was in the front row of the lower tier behind the bowlers arm. The second test had been something of a disappointment at Trent Bridge I was […]

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India v South Africa

Match 6 of my Champions Trophy watching gave me the chance to see 2 of the best teams in the world for a second time.  I was hoping both would play to their potential.  Amazingly the trains from Chelmsford were working which gave me quite a nice day trip albeit with an early start.  The weather forecast was good, but […]

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India v Sri Lanka

Match 5 of my Champions Trophy took me back to the Oval, I was very excited to be watching Virat Kohli and his India.  I’d watched them play test cricket in England in 2014 and knew I would be watching a very different team.  Virat Kohli has in the intervening years become one of the very best cricketers in the […]