Just win it and move on. It’s the only way.
How important will that knock prove to be?
‘The Greatest Game’ is a super doc about the World Cup Final in 2019. It won’t be long before we’re all following the fortunes of the teams in India later this year, but the Final 4 years ago at Lords is unlikely to be forgotten any time soon.
I liked the way the filmmakers gave brief descriptions of the English players’ backgrounds. I didn’t realise Jason Roy was a motorcyclist or had moved to Chipsted from SA at the age of ten.
What an extraordinary game that was.
A good day shooting the breeze with Harry.
A few rain interruptions, but put the world to rights.
Good to see Jordan practising in the Lunch interval.
Young batted well for Nottinghamshire to get a ton.
England win by 3 wickets.
The Ashes were on the line.
Head on the block!
More Newky Brown Ale Moments than Champagne Moments in this one. Lessons in Woodwork.
What a treat it was to watch Day 2 with Yorkie Roberto.
The two Yorkies who took centre stage at the start of Day 2 (Root and Bairstow) didn’t push on, and we saw 6 England wickets fall although the Aussies were seriously held up with yet more Stokes Fireworks. Subsequently 4 Aussie wickets fell including Moeen Ali picking up Smudge for 2.
It was an incredibly fun trip up to Leeds and the ground was bathed in sunshine.
Day 3 was a different story with incessant rain but those spectators that were patient were treated to late Aussie wickets. England were set 251.
Perhaps it was fate that I had a Sunday Lunch in the New Forest and could only sporadically dip into the score. It was certainly better for my stress levels.
What a Series.
Between this …… (after inserting Aussies on the first morning)
and this …. (last afternoon whizz bang fireworks)
there were so many little (and big) tales.
It was a joy to follow.
It was a joy to catch up with Fred.
…and it was a joy to take Dad.