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Far From The Madding Crowd : Trescothick At Wantage Road

Northamptonshire v Somerset, Wantage Road, County Championship, 12th July 2014

The second time I’ve been to Northampton for a first-class match this season and the second time they ended the first day on at least equal terms with superior opposition (only to lose heavily).  651 more words


Harmony At Grace Road : A Visit From An Indian XVIII

Leicestershire v India, Grace Road, 28 June 2014

Leicestershire 2nd XI v Worcestershire 2nd XI, Grace Road, 1st July 2014

As a change from games overshadowed by the landscape or the elements, here is one overshadowed by the crowd. 882 more words


I've Seen Clouds : June In Cricket

Leicestershire v Derbyshire and Worcestershire, Grace Road, County Championship, June 2014

So, how has June been?  Looking back at the photographs I’ve taken, it seems to have been a very… 597 more words


A Great Test

Just back to Brighton from a short break, part of which (Saturday) I spent at Lords Cricket Ground watching Day 3 of the First Test between England and Sri Lanka. 592 more words


Preferably Not On A Sunday : A Christian XI

Another Sunday spent watching County Cricket instead of blogging, or, indeed, going to Church.  It did occur to me, in a week when no-one with an ounce of sense has been debating the relationship between cricket and religion, that Jack Hobbs would have felt unable to appear in the County Championship at all under the current arrangements.  930 more words


A Gnome Writes ...

A Gnome writes …

There’ll be no blogging from His Nibs today.  He’s off to the cricket (“that’s if there is any cricket“, says he meaningfully).   343 more words


Banish the Mankad stigma

Why are we still having a discussion about the morality of the Mankad?

In the most recent ‘Mankading’, Sri Lankan off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake dismissed Englishman Jos Buttler in the fifth and decisive game at Edgbaston. 477 more words