Monthly Archives: July 2012

County T20…

This is the best tournament of the year. It’s always fun. It’s always tense and it’s always frantic. This year we were in Leicestershire at Kibworth CC. Facing Leicestershire, Oxfordshire and Derbyshire. Northumberland had to deal with the lack of … Continue reading

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England v South Africa 1st test Day 5…

All day to bat and not many batsmen left. It was the slow long death for England. 240 all out. (Steyn 5-56) An innings and 12 runs, the winning margin for South Africa. The damage was done yesterday and there … Continue reading

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England v South Africa 1st test Day 4…

As predicted South Africa stuck 250 on the board and declared around tea. 252 to be exact. And at tea exactly. For all that can be said of Amla’s wonderful batting and Kallis brilliant contribution I’m in the mood to defend … Continue reading

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England v South Africa 1st test Day 3…

Please, please be cloudy. Please, Please, Please British weather do this one thing after being so sh*t for so long you can do this one thing… Sunny, light fluffy cloud, slow pitch… what a fabulous batting day you have South Africa. … Continue reading

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Matfen Hall v Haydon Bridge…

First home game for me at Matfen because of the weather. First game in nearly a year for the team at home. Bright sunshine, a bit of humidity, wind from the west across the wickets and a few clouds around. Swing. Ben … Continue reading

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England v South Africa 1st test Day 2…

The South African’s strike back… A nearly new ball, cloud cover and one of the world’s finest attacks. England survived last night against the new ball but this morning the damage that would have ruined England’s day yesterday happened. Cook, Bopara, … Continue reading

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England v South Africa 1st test Day 1…

Day 1… Finally, the test series to decide the best test team (for the time being) gets underway and what am I doing? I’m editing labels at work, a job that requires a bit of concentration, a lot of typing … Continue reading

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