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The Hobbs Grate – an irregular Surrey CC journal

So, as Neville Cardus never said, here’s the thing. I was bought Surrey membership for my birthday. It’s an Ashes year and the Hobbs Gate at the Oval has been renovated, actual wrought iron heaved into place to give the approach to the great ground some sense of grandeur. About time. Every other cricket website is blogging about the county game like it’s going out of fashion, so why not ours? I have an aversion to the word “blog”, but this intermittent journal needs a name. Bad puns are the tools of my trade. Thus, in the sort of flash inspiration that oft fills a down-page caption, The Hobbs Grate.

 

Highlights package (click on archive, left, for full stories)

 

Apr 18 -     The Maccabees' guitarist's fantasy XI

 

Apr 20 -     What the Buttler saw or, rather, we saw in him

 

Apr 25 -     All's well that ends Wells

 

May 3 -      Ginger Rogers... and Wendy Hurrell

 

May 6 -      Hogs roasted, plus memories of Maco and Gordon

 

May 10 -    Beer-festival batsmanship

 

May 11 -    Ben Stokes's game of thrones

 

Jun 3 -       Grisly Adams

 

Jun 13 -     When the Bell tolls

 

Jul 11 -      Punter's last stand

 

Jul 19 -      Royally thumped

 

Aug 2 -      The only way was Essex

 

Aug 21 -    A day to forget

 

Sep 5 -      Spin city

 

Sep 29 -    A star is born?

 

Oct 1 -      Strife on Mars

 

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Caveat lector

All our match reports and player profiles are written by third parties,

and may involve some poetic licence. GCC cannot be held liable for any misrepresentation in these articles.

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