Suave's Republique Cricket

A Season In The Stands
March 29, 2010, 5:23 pm
Filed under: Cricket

Suave’s journey to the heart of county cricket

I recently went through a rather bad case of bronchitis that kept me awake almost all night, for nigh on two weeks.  I was hacking and coughing my rotten lungs, and felt like shit.  Towards the end of this period, I’d discovered the wonder of Night Nurse, and I suddenly managed to get some much needed sleep.  However, there were side effects to this sleep aid; Lucid, almost hallucinegic dreams, and moments of pure clarity.
It was during one of these moments, that the idea for this book was formed.

At 3.30am one day in February, I awoke and started writing notes into the book by the side of my bed.  I then fell back into deep, spangled sleep.
The next morning, after doing some work, I happened to look in my notebook and see a stream of consciousness put into words, within.
Here is what I’d written…

Idea…visit all 18county grds. do it on the cheap. hitchhike.blag.jumpfences sofasurf.  interview eccentrics and quirks.  write it.  A season in the stands, suave’s journey to the heart of county cricket.

So this is it, this is my pilgramage to the county cricket clubs of England & Wales.

I will be updating this site, as soon as I have more details, but I’m going to need your help kids.  I will need entrance to games, I need lifts or train tickets or bicycles or anything you can to help me get to all 18 grounds, and I need you to follow and support me, wherever I go.

I’m doing this off my own back, for literally fuck all, so any help you can give me, would be much appreciated.

Any one who helps will be mentioned in the book.

Check it over at

You can contact me at

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Why hello there Mr. Suave,

I might be able to help you out with Lancs – I’m a member, but might possibly be moving down to the Big Smoke in the near future. If I’m not using it, I could lend you my membership card, but it depends on what happens with my job/etc.

If it all goes well/badly (depending on your point of view) and I end up having an idle summer of unemployed cricket-watching, then there could still be a free ticket going, depending on your schedule.

Comment by A P Webster

Thanks AP…

Check the other blog soon, as I should have the dates fixed up there.

If you can make the dates, then superb, if not, I’m sure we can catch up somewhere for a beer on the journey!

Comment by Suave

sir i am visiting for the first time to this blog and i like it and i find it very help full and very informative, hope that you will keep it up and will share more information as like this

Comment by South Africa Cricket

i will just say that brilliant job, i like all your blog posts

thank you

Comment by Live Cricket

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