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Close of Play

Yesterday saw the end of this year’s County Championship season, which I take to be definition of the official end of summer.¬† It’s happened very late this year. 611 more words

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The Autumnal Equinox

So here we are then. The Autumnal Equinox (in the Northern hemisphere) takes place this evening, at 21.02 BST (20.02 GMT) at which point the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the centre of the Sun’s disk. 612 more words

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September at Sophia Gardens

Since it was a fine evening I popped in at the SSE SWALEC Stadium in Sophia Gardens on the way home from work to catch the last few overs of Day 1 of the County Championship match between Glamorgan and Gloucestershire. 106 more words

Summer's Ending

There’s no escaping the signs that summer is drawing to a close. The weather took a decidedly autumnal turn ¬†at the end of last week, and though I resisted the temptation to turn the central heating on at Chateau Coles I fear it won’t be long before I have to face reality and take that step. 614 more words

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Blowers.

Pre- the final curtain there was the inevitable falling over backwards; too many forced ‘dear old things, too much cranking up of the emotional. Vaughan and Tufnell maybe slightly nervously fawning. 1,063 more words

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telescoper reblogged this on In the Dark and commented:

A warm tribute to Henry Blofeld who today did his last commentary for Test Match Special, as England beat the West Indies by 9 wickets at Lord's. Jimmy Anderson took 7 for 42 in the West Indies 2nd innings and passed 500 Test wickets in the process.

On the West Indies Winning

Back in the office after a rather chaotic Bank Holiday Weekend during which, among other things, I managed to mislay my phone, I couldn’t resist a short post about yesterday’s… 761 more words

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Natwest T20 Blast Quarter Final: Glamorgan v Leicestershire 

Last night I went to the Natwest T20 Blast Quarter Final match between Glamorgan and Leicestershire at the SSE Swalec Stadium in Cardiff. By beating Middlesex last week, Glamorgan finished top of the `South’ Group hence the home tie against Leicestershire who finished fourth in the… 750 more words

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