Tag Archives: County Cricket

The County Championship Still Capable of Thrilling

29 Apr
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2 cricket matches – one in Taunton, one in Chester-le-Street – occurred recently.  Both were part of the English County Championship season – 4 day matches played between the 18 top counties in England.  One was a draw, every bit as scintillating as the New Zealand v England match in Auckland and one was a victory, as unlikely as, well, England drawing with New Zealand in that very same match.  So why am I interested in them? Continue reading

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Why I’m excited for the County Championship

2 Apr
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Trent Bridge – Notts CCC

Growing up in fairly rural Suffolk, I didn’t think cricket was played near me.  Now I know that was because nobody told me Essex was close.  Therefore I have never felt a natural affinity to any particular County and although I have ancestors hailing from Somerset, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire I didn’t feel a strong attraction to follow their colours.  Despite Chelmsford being the nearest County ground I stayed within the confines of Suffolk and simply supported England.  But this summer, that is going to change.  Here I lay out the three reasons for why I’m excited for the start of the County Championship season. Continue reading

Leather & Willow

19 Mar

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Dear reader.  You may have noticed the new banner that I have on my blog and got very confused.  This is understandable, for it has incontrovertibly changed.  Leather & Willow?  This sounds like a furniture magazine.  Well I can assure you that it is not a furniture magazine, writing about one thing I don’t really know much about is hard enough for me. Leather & Willow is actually a cricket magazine.  It’s a new Club and County cricket magazine that I have started.  And it launches soon.  Sound interesting?  You BET!   Continue reading