Posts Tagged ‘The Ashes’

My Ashes Pick

September 8, 2010

As a blog writer I will admit I read very few blogs (I know), but one blog I tend to always read is that of Oliver Brett on BBC Sport and when I recently read his Ashes Pick and I realised it is just over 8 weeks until England’s tour of Australia to defend the ashes begins in earnest.

Don’t worry we’ll have another 3 weeks down under before the first test begins in Brisbane. After reading his informative blog, it made me wonder;

Who would make my 16 man squad for the test series in Australia?

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Printing Money With Gavin Horsfall

January 25, 2010

I have the great pleasure of introducing a guest blog by a betting enthusiast (his words not mine!).

This is kindly written by Gavin Horsfall, he is a loyal Coventry City fan, who when not at the Ricoh Arena, will be found in betting shops around the Midlands drinking free coffee and reading the Racing Post.

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2009 – My Sporting Highs & Lows

January 3, 2010

Well another year is over and we’ve welcomed 2010 in our own unique ways, and as the old saying goes ‘hasn’t it flown by?’

Well it certainly has flown by with some fantastic sports viewing to help along the way.

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My Ashes Review

September 2, 2009

I decided to take a week or so to reflect on the events of this summers ashes series in England. Now I feel after celebrating an English win and listening to all the opinions offered that I can give an honest and fair review.

It was a great series but overall it was not on a par with the 2005 series we experienced in this country.

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The Ashes Finale

August 19, 2009

The ashes has reached a crescendo and the talking can stop as the fifth and final test is almost upon us.

I can hardly wait, but I’m not sure if I really want to look.

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Headingley In The Sun

August 10, 2009

After my first ashes experience at Edgbaston had resulted in a wash out, the very nice people at Betfair through had allowed me two tickets to Saturday’s play at Headingley.

Who was I to say no!

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Exclusive Interview With Dizzy & Tuffers

August 6, 2009


Picture the scene……

The weather is overcast but arguably ideal bowling conditions, there is a slight wind and play is scheduled to start at 12.30pm, the pitch is in as good a condition as possible and the crowd is gathering.

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My Edgbaston Experience

August 2, 2009

“I have never won anything in my life!”

The old cliche that many of us say and it is often true but until last week I had not won anything. I had decided to enter a competition on the website and for the life of me I never thought I would win.

Well I did win!!!

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Edgbaston Awaits…..

July 29, 2009

Yes ladies and gentlemen the wait is ALMOST over!

Tomorrow sees the third installment of the 2009 Ashes series and this time it is the turn of Edgbaston, Birmingham to hopefully follow in what has been an amazing series so far.

I am going to the third day, my first ever ashes experience (bet it rains!)……

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Colly To The Rescue

July 15, 2009

As 6.40pm on Sunday grew ever closer, I decided to change my mind and do a review of the 1st Ashes test whilst previewing the 2nd test.

This was decided after a fantastic 1st test which was a fitting start to the summers cricket and I wanted to get excited, but as a cricket fan, sorry an English cricket fan I couldn’t.

But thankfully we had Paul ‘Colly’ Collingwood.

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