Monthly Archives: July 2011

England v India at Nottingham, 2nd Test (Day 1)

England, as they say, are in a spot of bother this morning.  India won the toss and elected to have a bowl, taking five early wickets.  Strauss, Cook, Trott, Morgan, and Pieterson: all gone.  It is now down to Prior … Continue reading

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Middlesex v Derbyshire at Lord’s, Clydesdale Bank 40

I chose the above match because yesterday I neglected to mention how I was a little bummed that there won’t be another test at Lord’s until May of next year when the West Indies visit.  You have to feel a … Continue reading

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Essex v Leicestershire at Southend-on-Sea, County Championship Division Two (Day 1)

Well, I took a few days off, as you can see.  Because, you know, writing a cricket blog for 20 minutes every morning is so bloody difficult that a hiatus is required at least every six weeks. While I was … Continue reading

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England v India at Lord’s, 1st Test

And we are off at Lord’s this morning.  The ball is swinging everywhere, but Cook and Strauss have stood strong and built a low-scoring but safe partnership through 11 overs.  Just wonderful to watch live.  It is unfortunate that in … Continue reading

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Surrey v Middlesex at Guildford, County Championship Division Two

I picked the above match to title this post with because one of the bands my wife and I saw while we were in London in March (The Stanley Blacks, check them out) are from Guildford – and play often … Continue reading

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United States of America v Suriname at Lauderhill, ICC Americas Region Division One Twenty20

USA!! USA!! USA!! Okay, not really. But I will be curious to see if the sporting powerhouse, and my home country, can defeat Suriname today down in Florida.  Suriname, for those curious, is the smallest sovereign state in South America, … Continue reading

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Warwickshire v Leicestershire at Birmingham, Friends Life t20, North Group

In the evenings, I make every real attempt to read at least the majority of the new posts on Cricinfo.  There is always a lot worth reading, and it is all fascinating and well written.  I really do think I … Continue reading

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