Met up with ex-work colleagues to go to a 20/20 bash at Lords. It was a fun evening. A London Derby of sorts. Middlesex v Surrey. It was a pleasant, well supported event. Morne Morkel put down a catch just infront of us under the media centre and perhaps had he taken it, and Cartwright had been sent back to the pavilion things might have been different, but as it was, Middlesex went on to win by three wickets.
England went to Bristol to play the deciding T20 in the sweltering heat. Root was dropped to make way for Stokes, but 198 didn’t prove to be enough, and India knocked them off with ease. Rohit managed to post an unbeaten round 100*. The T20 World Cup in Australia in 2020 has a nice ring to it. Meanwhile, the old country is in the grip of a wonderful heatwave and Football World Cup fever. It can’t really happen can it?