Spent an absolutely delightful weekend down in Southampton with a few friends, the main show of which was a trip to the Ageas Bowl for the 3rd ODI between England and New Zealand.
I got three tickets in the ballot for Day 5 of the Lord’s test against India. It was a risk, an optimistic one too, but we did see some cricket. It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t fun from an English perspective, and I gave up through despair after lunch, but I saw Joe Root’s 50 and Moeen Ali being his brilliant bearded self. Sorry there aren’t more. Will try harder next time.
I have been extremely lucky with tickets this week, picking up a spare ticket with a group of friends to the first of two Twenty20s between England and New Zealand at the Oval this week. Another ticket has been procured for the second and final game on Thursday.
Another thoroughly enjoyable evening watching cricket at such a lovely ground, and a small appearance on the television coverage in the early stages of the game when a boundary ball from Brendon McCullum came flying towards our seats.
Round two on Thursday.
Champions Trophy! What fun it was, a lovely day out at the Oval, thanks to a Twitter message from someone with a spare ticket (thank you James!)