August 2014

See tab on far right for a new addition to my blog, weekly golf betting tips! Along with travel it’s a big passion of mine watching European Tour events unfold across the globe, trying to suss out who the latest big price winners are going to be! Only bet what you can afford to lose etc etc……

March 2012 –

herefordrich started as a tool for my family, friends and work colleagues to keep updated with my travels across South East Asia, Australia and the Indian sub-continent during a six month sabbatical from my day-to-day job as a Sales Office Supervisor back in 2010/2011.

As well as the odd travel update, such as a four country, seven day whistle stop tour of Central Europe last year, it has since become my main example to showcase my questionable talents as a travel and cricket writer.

I have been employed on a freelance basis by espncricinfo , the world’s biggest cricket website as well as the Wisden Cricketer of which examples can be found here –

Here I wrote for espncricinfo on the England V Pakistan series from the UAE in early 2012 –

Here I wrote for espncricinfo and Wisden during the Cricket World Cup 2011 in India –

November 2011 –
Hereford Rich has returned for a short stint across Central Europe!

September 2010 –
After seven years staring at a computer screen, drinking record levels of PG Tips and becoming more and more grumpy at the prospect of dealing with the latest idiot, I’ve decided enough is enough.

Enough of work getting in the way of visiting far flung places. Enough of paying the council several hundred pound a year to empty my dustbin. Enough of washing up. Enough of watching repeats of Top Gear on Dave. Enough of…..OK you get the picture.

Time for change.

Last week my six month ‘sabbatical’ from work was accepted and it’s time to start planning. Over the next three months before take off I will blog on whatever I see fit. Some bits might be mildly entertaining, other bits could be mind numbingly dull – but I don’t care. This is my blog and I will blog on whatever I see fit. 

I hope its purpose will change throughout its life. To start off it will undoubtly act as a checklist for myself, turning quickly into an agony aunt as I panic as D-Day arrives. Have I remembered to cancel all my direct debits, have I got enough money to see me through 190 nights, will I find somewhere to live when I get back, will I ever come back to Hereford at all…..calm down, I hear you say already.

As the trip goes on it will be my main tool of informing friends and family that i’m alive and well. It could act as a friend on those potentially lonely 36 hour train trips across the sub-continent, the chance to share what i’m experiencing as I visit some pretty cool places and even an oppotunity to have the odd rant.

Now that’s bound to provide mild entertainment!


4 Responses to “who is herefordrich”

  1. 1 Jane Wickets
    July 4, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Rich, I think you are more ‘shaking yourself to life’! I am looking forward to firing you questions about what you are finding out about some places. Good luck and don’t break anything!

  2. 2 Donna
    July 13, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Well you did write this is for family too so here is you Mum saying ‘I’m watching you son! How embarrassing is that. You are going to have a FABULOUS time!

  3. October 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Hi Rich

    Ok you can cut the c..p now, a mate of mine has just spotted you coming out of McD’s in Bristol.

    Sounds like your having a wonderous time mate, I hope it carries on like this all the way to the end – wherever that may be. The blogs are great although I personally would’nt sacrifice the 3 hrs a day it would take me to type that much.

    Only thing i would add, who am I to really, do’nt let the budget be a predominant aspect. You’ve obviously budgeted sensibly but if it means missing out in those areas of the world where you’ve never been/ may never go again, to hell with it. Skimp at the latter end in India, I’m sure we can get you in our rooms etc if need be.

    Keep ’em coming and most of all enjoy it; It sounds like you already are.



  4. 4 Dr Raj Gopal. V
    February 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Hi Rich,
    Great blog man! I follow most cricket blogs but find yours as one straight from the heart from a man whose passion is cricket! I am a hardcore cricket fan and would give anything to be in your shoes!

    I am due to come home to Bangalore on the 26th March and hopefully will get to see at least one match in the stadium! If ever you do come to Kenya (yes, that’s where I live and work since the past 8 years), do please look me up and we can have a few beers! I live and work in Diani Beach Hospital which is on the South Coast of Kenya. Or if you do happen to be in Bangalore around that time let me know and we can meet for a drink!

    Cheers and all the best to the English team for the rest of the world cup. BTW yesterday’s match was a humdinger! Long live 50 over cricket matches!!

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