Laptop Cricket Lifestyle

Laptop Cricket Lifestyle

»Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Laptop Cricket Lifestyle | 0 comments

Laptop Cricket Lifestyle

Laptop Cricket Lifestyle While Following The English Cricket Team Around South Africa The laptop cricket lifestyle continues, off to the airport into a jet WHOOSH. Off I go to watch the English Cricket team play against South Africa in their ODI and 2020 cricket series. Who am I? Mark Ford is an ex solicitor in the Magistrates Courts in the United Kingdom. Gone for a month, this English cricket fan! How can I disappear into the blue yonder and spend a month indulging my passion for cricket? Easy I live a Laptop Cricket Lifestyle owning a global internet business working with a team of friends and business colleagues. My laptop cricket lifestyle allows me the freedom to indulge my passion for the game of cricket and allows me to afford the luxury of travelling to many destinations around the world. Wherever I open my Laptop that is where my business is. THIS GIVES ME FREEDOM, not just hoping a boss will grant me leave to go and indulge my passion for a month. No 9 to 5 slog for me, no rush hour, no commute and definitely no same four walls. I can choose where my office is every day, my working hours and even better when I am not at work I am still working! A Laptop Cricket Lifestyle for me I say. You will have noticed in my following the South African Cricket tour in person that there was a break between matches well what did I do? Well here we go! A Laptop Cricket Lifestyle – Arriving In South Africa To Continue Mark Ford’s Cricket Tours With a screech of tyres on the runway we are here. South Africa a new destination for me but the English cricket team have been playing here since the 1800’s. So off to enjoy the fruits of my laptop cricket lifestyle. I’m here to watch the cricket matches and do business in between how brilliant is that? Well, what did I get to see? Lots! Having spare time between the matches enabled me to explore the country a bit. I must admit what a lovely place with sunny skies and the people are very friendly. Being a member of the ‘jet set society’ I got to see a large part of the country, a big thank you to the English Cricket team. My travels led me the length and breadth of the country, although I didn’t get to see the west coast and the middle of the country too much. From Port Elizabeth to Centurion, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. I must admit I did not get to spend a huge amount of time in the first three cities as the matches were ‘in and out’ and off to the next venue. But with me being a mentor in the Six Figure Mentors, a community of like minded individuals all with their own internet businesses and mentoring people to start their own businesses, I had friends already formed in South Africa through my laptop lifestyle who gave me some incredible advice and shared their incredible hospitality with me. This hospitality I was to find as a trademark of my whole South African tour. So, from being taken to dinner in Johannesburg to going on safari in South Africa I was really spoilt on my tour of the English vs South Africa cricket series. It would all never have been possible if I had not chosen a laptop cricket lifestyle! What I got to see! Cape Town was really the first city I got to see as such with a 5 day break. I think the name that is synonymous with South Africa is Nelson Mandela, this immediately comes to mind. Now when Mr Mandela was incarcerated all those years ago as a political prisoner on an island called Robben Island(Robben from dutch meaning seal) just off Cape Town(its about a forty minute trip by boat). I was privileged to tour the Island and see the cell he was held in. An incredible experience. But Cape Town is also a cosmopolitan society and has an incredible history and some amazing tourist attractions. It is the home to the South African parliament. Two oceans(the Indian and Atlantic)  meet at Cape point on the penisular. The huge and imposing Table Mountain in who’s shadow the city lives and thrives with a cable car that takes you to the top of the mountain and opens up some incredible vistas before you. Don’t forget the famous castle as well. Cape Town is a harbour city colonised by first the dutch in 1652 and in a tussle between Holland and England changing hands a few times...

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2020 Cricket Series South Africa VS English Cricket 2016

»Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in 2020 Cricket, english cricket, Laptop Cricket Lifestyle, South Africa Cricket | 0 comments

2020 Cricket Series South Africa VS English Cricket 2016

The T20 cricket series England V South Africa 2016. Back in the saddle again after a five day break the 2020 cricket series starts. Still in Cape Town meeting the friendly and hospitable South Africans. In this post I am going to cover the two 2020 cricket matches. During the five day break having taken time tor recuperate from the 5th one day cricket match and living the laptop cricket lifestyle. So the laptop cricket lifestyle allowed me to settle down and carry on with my business. I have the freedom to conduct my business wherever I have an internet connection. That aside back to the cricket. The first 2020 cricket match Newlands, Cape Town 2016. Back down the scenic walk under the oaks to Newlands under the looming dark shadow of Table mountain. It is a night game and the clouds look a bit ominous so we might get a bit of rain later. Hope we win the toss and get to choose what we will do. Walking to the stadium I am greeted by friendly smiles and happy faces from the supporters on all sides even though I am wearing my English cricket shirt and clearly am the opposition. Well here we are again Newlands my old friend. After a good rest and the voodoo of the fifth ODI behind us. Hopefully the Kryptonite has upped and moved on and the cricket Gods are once again English. 2020 Cricket the festive close your eyes and belt the ball out the park game. A game that has taken the world by storm, started in India and brought to the world amongst much criticism like Kerry Packer received for the ODI format. So fasten your seat belts (no the seats do not have them), for some fast paced action lads. So from the huddle in the middle it emerges that the cricket Gods have given South Africa the toss and they are going to chase again. The English Cricket Innings. Roy and Hales stride confidently to the pitch and take guard. Lights, camera, action Abbott the bowler ready to unleash the fury of South African cricket. Down comes the umpires arm and in steams Abbott like a tearaway train. Roy tips him away for 1 run, oh dear are we here for a 2020 cricket match or test match cricket? Hales up and a crack and a four yes lad 2020 cricket action comes to the fore, the fire works light up for the boundary perhaps the voodoo has left. End of the first over 10 for no loss. English cricket machine firing on all cylinders. Keep this up lads and 200 plus on the scoreboard. Who is English cricket’s maintenance engineer? Because the wheels weren’t greased properly and we started to slow down drastically. I mean I could see those Kryptonite crystals Growing. Last ball of the innings and where are we 134 for 8 at an average of 6.7 per over. Great run rate that for ODI cricket not so charming for 2020 cricket. But again we have a number on the board South Africa cricket has still to get that. The South Africa Cricket Innings. Amla and de Villiers open for South Africa. Willey to open the bowling, NOT an auspicious start a wayward ball edged off the pads by Amla and gone for four byes. Tighten up lad we don’t have a lot of runs to play with. Second ball and Crack that spine tingling ball on the willow four no one was going to stop that one. Definitely something in the water here. South Africa 11 for no loss at the end of the first over, not looking too auspicious. Well done to the English cricket maintenance engineer for tinkering with the bowlers they are doing a good job. Well done to Stokes for bowling a maiden wicket in the sixth over (Amla gone for 22). I’m getting excited. Join in with the Barmy army we will chant the victory. Oops I spoke to soon as the Kryptonite crystals were disappearing and we were now down to the wire. South Africa Facing the last ball and needing 1 run to draw and 2 to win. Topley to bowl Morris facing, i’m seriously thinking bowl the infamous underarm lad as Lillee did and we have this game in the bag. Uncharitable thoughts please forgive me. Topley bowls Morris slaps him away to the outfield a clean field and WHAT they’re coming back for the second. Topley misses the return, there must have been a small Kryptonite crystal lying around and  that was the problem. If we had caught the ball and knocked...

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3rd ODI England v South Africa Supersport Park Centurion 2016

»Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in english cricket, Laptop Cricket Lifestyle, One Day International, South Africa Cricket | 0 comments

Supersport Park Centurion a sad day for English Cricket fans The third odi  looms with English cricket on a high. Off we go to Centurion in Gauteng province in what is know as the highveld(pronounced highfelt got that from a friendly South African Thank you). We left the ‘windy city’, Port Elizabeth behind and travelled inland to watch the third odi at Centurion. Shock of shock they stuck me a bright orange aircraft, with the airline being called Mango. So who else can tell me they have flown a Mango? Getting over the shock of flying in a gaudy aircraft, we settled into the heart of Gauteng.   Having arrived on the seventh of february in the afternoon, off I went and got settled into the bed and breakfast. So I woke the next day and because of the Laptop cricket Lifestyle I lead. I set up my office for the day in the shade of a huge spreading tree in a beautiful garden with the birds flitting around and singing their merry little songs. So here I am at ease working at my best doing what I love. I have just completed my blog on the second one day cricket match in Port Elizabeth and have had some awesome mentoring sessions and cleared my email and other business backlog. Decks are cleared under this beautiful sunny African sky for tomorrow, because tomorrow we are at Centurion to watch my beloved England cricket team with their two nil lead give the South African cricket team a thorough lesson in the game of cricket and consolidate their 2-0 lead in the one day international cricket series into an unassailable 3 -0 lead. Off to Centurion. When I booked to come out and watch the one day cricket series, I spoke to Fellow Six figure Mentor member Dalene McIntosh who lives in South Africa and is one of the students I mentor. I had booked into this incredibly beautiful Bed and breakfast conveniently situated between the Wanderers stadium and Supersport Park so I was strategically placed to use the train to get to both venues. Unfortunately my plans went a bit awry. So as advised TAXI. So kitted out once again in my England cricket shirt( I have a couple and had washed them too!) and ready to show the the flag again. This English cricket supporter was off to Centurion, glad I took that taxi the driver was so helpful and friendly. We arrived at what is a relatively young oval in terms of South African cricket. However the highveld is not as picturesque as St Georges and although it stands in a large park it is more grassland and housing and offices surrounding it( a bit closer to the English grounds). But nevertheless we are here for the cricket and the sun was out in full force making for another great day for cricket. Again a great crowd attending the match a lot of South African supporters around this lone English cricket fan, but what a great bunch of individuals. Although they were behind in the series 2 – 0 they were a friendly and hospitable people. Again the huddle on the pitch umpire and captains and hallelujah we won the toss and chose to bat. This to be my first day night game in South Africa. English cricket innings South Africa trot out onto the pitch to loud cheers from some very vocal supporters. There they come the England opening batsmen Jason Roy and Alex Hales. COME ON LADS. Its a batting wicket rather flat and I am seeing not much movement off the seam. The first over we are off to a slow start with one run and a wide, just getting our eye in. Remember the secret weapon of South Africa cricket ALTITUDE! They are going to get a little more bounce lads. Disaster strikes in the Sixth over Roy run out for 20, on a slightly mistimed short and bad call for two. Briliant fielding by the South Africans(grr!), Morkel sent in a brilliant return over the wicket and de Kock smartly removed the bails. It was close however, oh for a longer fingertip or a longer bat and you would have made it. After six overs an awesome run rate however of 6 per over. Alex Hales dug in with Joe root and continued a steady innings but the run rate had slowed. On 65 Hales miss hit a shortish ball from Rabada and was caught on the boundary by Morkel. no problem Buttler next and after Port Elizabeth firing on all cylinders, not, to be gone caught first ball,...

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Welcome

»Posted by on Jan 10, 2016 in Ashes Cricket, english cricket, Introduction, Laptop Cricket Lifestyle | 0 comments

Welcome to Marks Cricket Tours Website Mark Ford My name is Mark Ford an English cricket fan, who gets to travel the world watching the English cricket team playing around the world. I am a qualified solicitor who after a 29 yer career in the Law Courts, decided to quit law and follow my passions. I am the owner of a global internet business and this has allowed me the freedom to live a laptop cricket lifestyle. I quit the law in the year 2006 and my first cricket adventure was to travel ‘down under'(Australia to most) and watch the fifth Ashes cricket test match in Sydney in 2007. However a dark day for English cricket as we lost that match and the ashes cricket series five nil. The highlight for me however was to have the privilege of meeting the Legendary Ian Botham as well as Phil Tufnel. As well as watching, I hate to admit it, four of some really great Australian players in their last game before retirement. These were Justin Langer, Damien Martyn, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne. Shane Warne was to be named by Wisden cricket as one of the 5 greatest cricketers of the twentieth century. However this was a brief taste of things to come and I had to put my passion aside for a short while to start building my global internet business. The inspiration for this website. Melbourne Cricket Ground The idea and inspiration for creating this website started in, yes you guessed it! Australia. Not however while I was in Sydney watching the Ashes cricket, but while I was on business in Melbourne Australia. Yes my business had grown and being an internet business entrepreneur I now was in the position where I could afford to get around the world. As a died in the wool English cricket fan and quite frankly any cricket fan, Melbourne holds a major attraction! The Melbourne Cricket Ground or MCG. I had a free day while I was in Melbourne so first item of business was to get to see the hallowed turf of the MCG. Unfortunately while I was in Australia there were no cricket test matches or odi’s on the go so I went to an empty MCG. Whilst sitting in a lofty perch under sunny Australian Skies the thought struck me. Here I am running a successful business free from the 9 to 5 drudge, not having to rely on a boss allowing me time off work to go and watch a cricket match and as my own boss, having the freedom to work when and where I chose. The proverbial light bulb went off! Why not share this with everyone, because everyone can choose to live this Laptop Cricket Lifestyle, or whatever Laptop Lifestyle you choose. Why choose a Laptop Cricket Lifestyle? The simple answer FREEDOM! After a 29 year legal career working in the Magistrates Courts in the United Kingdom, I know what it feels like to be tied to a desk and work the 9 to 5 earning enough to survive on but not to live on. However as a lawyer reinvented, I became an entrepreneur. Owning a global internet business I have freed myself from the constraints of conventional business. I am a successful Home business Lifestyle coach and mentor over two hundred people looking to gain the freedom and reach the dreams they have. As an English cricket fan I am now in a position to indulge my passion and follow the England cricket team around the world and in England. The most awesome thing for me is to be able to share this with you and to be able to help you to be in the same position as I am in. Why Cricket? I am a cricket fan. There is nothing more brilliant than the crack of the leather against the willow from a perfect cover drive or straight drive. It sends shivers down your spine. But the real point here is that this is my passion it may or may not necessarily be yours. Having your own global internet business will, I can assure you, give you the freedom to follow your passions no matter what that may be. So to all you cricket fans especially English cricket fans join me on my journey. Wishing you all the best in the future and looking forward to meeting you at any given cricket match in any given country.   Mark Ford at markscrickettours.com Sharing the Laptop Cricket Lifestyle with all cricket fans worldwide. Mark Ford – Welcome – Top Of Page  ...

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