First-person reports from the stands

November 20, 2023

World Cup heartbreak in a college campus

A university student watches the 2023 final with his peers, but there is only disappointment to bond over

October 09, 2023

A hard-fought home-team win to savour

A fan watches his side go head to head with Australia and comes away with renewed admiration for them

February 21, 2023

Knock-off t-shirts and DRS charades at Pujara's 100th

A fan watches the Delhi Test and comes away entertained and with insights into human behaviour

August 24, 2022

Signatures, selfies, smiles... on a solo debut

A day out at the Hundred through the eyes of a 12-year-old fan

August 09, 2022

Sweating buckets, raining sixes: a fan watches India in Florida

At Central Broward Park, the weather is beastly but the cricket is thrilling

September 07, 2021

The moments that made the memories at the Heart of Cricket

How India's historic win at The Oval reaffirmed the joy of Test cricket for this fan

August 16, 2021

Celebrating the Indian Independence Day at Lord's

There was no drama at the stadium, just heaps of fight and delight as two evenly-matched teams went at each other.

July 22, 2021

New and weird, but a strangely satisfying experience

A county regular made it to The Oval for the opening night of the Hundred. Would it end up as an "I Was There" moment?

June 07, 2021

A Lord's celebration marred by England's lack of will to win

Tawhid Qureshi

Day five of the first Test was such a contrast to the last time England and New Zealand had played at Lord's - in the 2019 World Cup final

Fan Following

May 21, 2021

Live at The Oval, the crowd, the rituals - an occasion to savour despite the cricket

A truncated day's play at The Oval, coupled with Surrey's collapse, took a bit of sheen away from a day most memorable

December 20, 2020

A source of joy and hope in terrifying times

Who cares about cricket when life is changing forever? The answer is everyone who cared in the first place

Fan Following

September 04, 2020

It's good to be back at The Oval

Around 2500 Surrey members had the chance to watch a Vitality Blast match against Hampshire live at The Oval. Here's how it went

County crowds

July 27, 2020

A triumphant post-Covid return (just don't touch the ball)!

An intrepid visitor to The Oval was among 1000 people helping trial the return of crowds to sporting events in the UK

India v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Kolkata

November 25, 2019

Bengali bonding as Eden Gardens goes pink

A Bangladesh fan revels in the joyous atmosphere at the first day-night Test in India, despite a familiar tale of disappointment

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Ranchi

October 22, 2019

Rohit wows after ticket woes

A Jharkhand lad decided to attend the latest weekend of Test cricket in Ranchi, and got to enjoy the Rohit Sharma show after a scramble to get tickets

England v Australia, 5th Ashes Test, 2nd day, The Oval

September 14, 2019

Hurray! Smith's out for 80

A fan was thrilled to see the back of Steven Smith and England's dominance, from the best seats at The Oval

England v Australia, 2nd Ashes Test, Lord's

August 21, 2019

Awesome Archer lights up Lord's

The thrilling sight of Jofra Archer bowling and a tantalising finish: not much more a fan could ask for at Lord's

England v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, final, Lord's

July 16, 2019

A surreal match that pushed the boundaries

An India fan had hopes of seeing his team lift the World Cup at Lord's. Instead he lived through the disappointment and delirium of a match for the ages

India v New Zealand, World Cup semi-final, Old Trafford

July 11, 2019

Guptill mutes Dhoni's World Cup swansong

An India fan was forced to change plans last-minute to make the semi-final at Old Trafford, where a thrilling two-day match took place

Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2019 World Cup, Edgbaston

July 06, 2019

Cheers for Shakib, and a funny Fakhar chant

It was a Lord's takeover by Bangladesh and Pakistan fans


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