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16:54 on 14 Aug 2015 by Chris
What a great week. Set off for Chester on Sunday meeting all the lads at Watford Gap where the entertainment began with Enderby dropping his McDonald's all over the floor.

Arrived at our first cricket club at Sandbach and straight away realised that we were up north as the pitch was next door to a pig farm. Put my money on Sam to be top runscorer on tour (result!), and after an easy win we made our way to our hotel in Chester, donned my Hawaiian shirt, and made for the local bar. Left the lads at 1am who went on to another bar and staggered back to my room and desperately tried to stop the room from spinning for the next hour. Woke up with a heavy head and realised the buggers had stuck me in the disabled room. Whilst everyone else had nice double beds I had a midgets bed and a wet room!

Monday was a great day in Liverpool. Whilst many managed to visit 18 pubs my group found a nice spot at a pub at Albert Docks and went on to a crazy golf course where I spanked the lot of them. What a great city Liverpool is.

Tuesday saw us travel to Neston where we narrowly lost our only game on tour but think we were all in shock at how fantastic the ground was and after we had all taken advantage of the carvery next door. I couldn't handle another session out so after getting fined for getting lost on the Chester Wall walk, where apparently it's impossible to get lost I left them all at midnight to go back to enjoy another evening in my luxurious room as they all went clubbing.

Wednesday was my last day and we went to Chester Baughton Hall who are the National champions and this ground was even better than Neston. Turned out to be a comfortable win though played on another day of glorious sunshine. Spent the evening at the club watching a great Pompey victory on the telly and then set off home. Shame some had money on Derby. Very spooky driving on the M6 toll road at 1am and not seeing another car for 30 miles.

Thursday I spent back in my own grown up bed recovering. The lads I left behind had one more game, in Wales, and another comfortable win.

Can honestly say it's been brilliant. Spearsy organised it all superbly, got to know a great set of lads who did Southend proud, visited some fantastic cricket grounds, and pubs, and had such a laugh. There are of course loads of stories but what goes on on tour, stays on tour. Green army.