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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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