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Cricket Montage


It is important to remember that I love Cricket, which is one of the reasons I started CricHatter and why I will be doing something cricket related most days during the summer.

Therefore on a dull, rainy afternoon I thought I’d put together a montage…

The other great thing about Cricket is playing Smacky Chest (yes Carl has a potty mouth so apologies for the language):

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Side Project – CricHatter


You may have noticed that my Twitter bio changed, to include a couple of other sites I am now either running or involved with.

Today I wanted to talk a little more about A new Cricket (obviously) related site which I have recently set up.

What is it?
A site with Cricket news, editorials on the sport, individual teams or even a single player.

I love Cricket? There aren’t many sites doing a similar thing? It’s therapeutic? Take your pick…

Where is it going?
I hope to turn it into an advice platform for anyone who wants information about Cricket related matters. Ranging from tips on skills, technique or the game, to advice on equipment, clubs and tours.

Most recently I have been writing about my decision to buy a new Bat this season, there was The Decision… and The Purchase…

Check it out, let me know what you think, follow it on Twitter (@crichatter).

Do you love Cricket too? If you want to contribute let me know…

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The Ashes First Test Tweets

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As you know, I am a huge cricket fan, therefore The Ashes is a very exciting time for me. I can’t think of much interesting stuff to do relating to it at the moment so I will start off by aggregating my tweets for each test.

So here is the first test from Cardiff:

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Lords Day Trip


No not the houses of Lords, I mean the cricket place, it was a Twenty 20 World Cup warm up day. Which basically meant two games, firstly South Africa vs. Sri Lanka, followed up by England vs. West Indies.

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Somewhere That Makes You Happy?


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Wantage Cricket Club Website


I’ve been neglecting this site a little bit over the last few days, honestly I have an excuse. I have been spending my time working on one of my other sites, the Wantage & Grove Cricket Club site.

Been playing around with the html code, the design and even some PHP stuff, get me hey! Have a look and let me know what you think, it is not fully working yet so bits and bobs are still missing unfortunately.

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Melbourne Day 5 – The MCG


What a strike of luck! Had been planning on heading over to the MCG today for a look around, when looking into the tour I read something about not getting a full tour on event days so hoped that today wasn’t an event day… But it was, and that’s the luck, Victoria vs Queensland in the final game in the Sheffield Shield. The play was terrible, final day of a four dayer and Victoria were still batting in their first innings, got themselves up to 800 (no idea why) before declaring 500 runs ahead leaving no reason for Queensland to do anything but block out for 60 overs.

Photo show, as I realised I haven’t put many pretty pictures up for a while, here’s the view and excitement on approach:

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My England Cricket Team


A lot of recent discussion over what the England cricket team should be, so I thought I would make my ideas public. So will run through who and why.

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Cricket Stumps


Yes that’s right, cricket stumps, I am going to write an article about cricket stumps! Purely because they just did a feature at lunch in the cricket on how they work. Admittedly the TV is muted and there are no subtitles so I don’t know anything about them, as the saying goes “a picture says a thousand words”. Lets see, the facts, there are 3 stumps at each end, each 28 inches tall. The gap between them is sensibly too small for the ball to pass through. On top are 2 bails, but this is off topic, maybe worthy of its own post?

Cricket has been played for hundreds and hundreds of years, the first official references dates back to 1550, however it is suspected that the sport runs back earlier. In the last 15 years, one of the stumps has changed. How I hear you desperately asking… blame TV, but they have hollowed out the middle stump and added a little camera. This is the easy bit, its running the cables under the ground to get the signal back to the van that seems tough. They just showed the groundsman / technician (this is where sound would have been helpful) cutting cable runs, and digging holes to hide the wires. All seemed like a lot of effort, is the view it offers worth it? You decide…

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State of English Test Cricket


Boring cricket post time… well boring to many, but interesting to me, so there! There has been a load of chit chat on the radio last few days about the state of English cricket, and most recently the selection of Darren Pattinson. So what’s going on?

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