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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 3

A refresh of the rules for this Summer’s competition 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 available after 90 overs rather than 80 overs. Points awarded for […]

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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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Warwickshire v Essex

Where to start with this one? Two captains made a decision to put their opposition in to bat this week, one, Tim Paine, won the toss at The Oval and put England to bat, a ground which is notorious for good batting strips that seemed a strange decision from moment one. England were bowled out for 294 and Australia for […]

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For the Love of County Cricket

A catastrophe at New Road Worcester gave me a happy consequence, an extra day of county cricket in Chelmsford. Warwickshire had moved their game against my team Essex only to be undone by a flood at the lovely Worcestershire ground. With a ticket for the World Cup Final a trip to Worcester wasn’t on the cards, but a 5 minute […]

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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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The Royal London Cup – Star Men Watch – Day 9

A Sunday and 7 matches, one of which I was at (You can probably guess which!) I’m sitting down to write this as Line of Duty is on the TV, I have work in the morning, so bed will be calling. However I’ve become slightly obsessed with getting these written and out on the same day, so, a facts based, […]

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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 […]