Month: August 2017

17.08.2017… Eng v WI (D1)…

England v Pakistanengcric

Edgbaston… Day 1 – Thursday August 17th…

England 348 for 3 (90 overs)

Ticket: £41 – Programme: £6

Day One of the first ever Day/Night test match to be played in the UK…

After the loss of a couple of early wickets (39/2 after 7.3), England dominated, moving to 348/3 by the close. Alistair Cook batted through, finishing the day on 153 not out; Joe Root made 136, sharing a partnership of 248 with Cook…

The only disappointment being that the runs continue to come from the usual suspects…

Day 2:

Day 3:

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Edgbaston: Pre-Lights…

Teams…

England; Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Toby Roland-Jones, James Anderson

West Indies; Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins

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Edgbaston: Post-Lights…

Stats…

1st Innings

England; Cook (248 – n.o.), Stoneman (8 – b Roach), Westley (8 – lbw Cummins), Root (136 – b Roach), Malan (28 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Stokes, Bairstow, Ali, Broad, Roland-Jones, Anderson

Extras; 4nb 3w 0b 8lb – 15

348 for 3 (90 overs)

Bowling; Roach (20 / 72 / 2), Joseph (17 / 85 / 0), Cummins (19 / 61 / 1), Holder (15.3 / 58 / 0), Chase (12.3 / 58 / 0), Brathwaite (6 / 6 / 0)

FOW; 14 – 39 – 287

As usual, more pictures to follow on flickr…

15.08.2017… Bolton (h)…

Birmingham City 0 Bolton Wanderers 0

St. Andrew’s… Tuesday August 15th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 20,215

Ticket: £25 – Programme: £3

Definitely not a game to live very long in the memory, barely a shot on target from either side across the space of what seemed like a very long 90 minutes…

Newcastle loanee Adam Armstrong started for Bolton. New signing Isaac Vassell made his debut for Birmingham, coming off the bench in the second half…

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Outside St. Andrew’s: Pre_Match…

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Inside St. Andrew’s: The First Half…

Birmingham City; Stockdale, Nsue, Roberts, Morrison (Shotton 25), Grounds, Kieftenbeld, Ndoye, (46 Jutkiewicz), Gardner, Maghoma (YC), Cotterill, Donaldson (Vassell 72)

Not Used; Kuszczak, Robinson, Gleeson, Tesche

Goals; None

Bolton Wanderers; Howard, Taylor, Dervite, Beevers, Karacan, Madine (Wilbraham 83), Cullen, Armstrong (Le Fondre 69), Pratley, Morais (YC), Burke

Not Used; Little, Buckley, Alnwick, Robinson, Derik

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

13.08.2017… Spurs (h)…

Newcastle United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2

St. James’ Park… Sunday August 13th… 1.30pm

Attendance: 52,077

Ticket: £45 – Programme: £3

We picked up in the Premiership exactly where we left some 15 months ago, unfortunately there was to be no repeat of the score from the last meeting…

Although we offered little going forward, we were comfortable in the first half. In fact, Tottenham were lucky to end the half with eleven men, as Harry Kane should have beeb sent off for a two footed tackle from behind that it was subsequently confirmed has put Florian Lejeune out of action for a month…

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Pre-Match…

The game finally turned in Spurs’ favour in the 48th minute when Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for standing on Dele Alli, in full view of the referee. Alli subsequently put Spurs in front, tucking home unmarked from an Eriksen cross. Ben Davies then made the game safe with 20 minutes left to play…

And just an observation, but when are the FA finally going to do something about the anti-semitic Tottenham songbook? I’m guessing that it won’t be while they’re rent paying tenants at Wembley…

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First Half Action…

Newcastle United; Elliot, Manquillo, Lejeune (Mbemba 34), Clark, Dummett (Lascelles 7), Shelvey (so 48), Hayden, Ritchie (YC), Perez, Atsu, Gayle (Merino 76)

Not Used; Darlow, Murphy, Aarons, Mitrovic

Goals; None

Tottenham Hotspur; Lloris, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies (YC), Dier, Dembele (Winks 90), Sissoko (Son Heung-min 58), Alli (Wanyama 82), Eriksen, Kane (YC)

Not Used; Vorm, Janssen, Wimmer, Carter-Vickers

Goals; Alli (61), Davies (70)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

12.08.2017… Torquay (h)…

Gateshead 3 Torquay United 0

Gateshead International Stadium… Saturday August 12th… 3pm

Attendance: 756

Ticket: £15 – Programme: £2.50

A comfortable, if slightly flattering win for Gateshead, and one which moved them up to third place in the National League…

Torquay certainly contributed to their own downfall, with two own goals either side of a Richard Peniket strike…

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First Half: Gateshead Press…

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Second Half: Richard Peniket Scores Gateshead’s Second…

Gateshead; Montgomery, Williams, Vassell, Byrne, Fyfield, Barrow (Kerr 24 (Preston 46)), Penn, McLaughlin, Tinkler, Burrow, Johnson (Peniket 72)

Not Used; Hanford, Green

Goals; Higgins (19 og), Peniket (78), Anderson (82 og)

Torquay United; Clarke, Lathrope (Keating 65), McGinty, Chaney, Young, Gosling, Anderson, Klukowski, Higgins, Pittman (Gray 65), Reid (Haworth 37)

Not Used; Fallon, Osborn

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

08.08.2017… Kidderminster (h)…

Nuneaton Town 1 Kidderminster Harriers 0kidh

The LDJ Solicitors Stadium… Tuesday August 8th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 781

Ticket: £14 – Programme: £2.50

A last gasp winner for Nuneaton on a damp night at Liberty Way…

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First Half: Nuneaton Defend a Corner…

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Second Half: Nuneaton Press…

Nuneaton Town; Lyness, Trotman, Wildin.C, Wildin.L, Ashton (Collins 74), Heaton, Beswick, Daniels, Chambers, Hickey, Nicholson (YC)

Not Used; Glover, Taylor, Tweed, Ball

Goals; Chambers (90+2)

Kidderminster Harriers; Hall, Webb, Keane, Croasdale, Daly, Williams (YC), Nti, McQuilkin, Ironside, Weeks (Bradley 46), Austin (Ngwatala 68)

Not Used; Brown, Truslove, Digie

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…