First home game of the 2015 season, on a bright and hot day at Lord’s. What more could you ask for? Here is day 3 at Lord’s between Middlesex and Nottinghamshire.
Today, a cricket event I heard about through Twitter.
I am ashamed to say I didn’t know the first thing about the women’s county set up in England. I follow the fortunes of the England Ladies closely and love watching them play, but the county system was totally new to me. I saw the Women’s t20 Finals Day being advertised through the Middlesex Women’s Twitter account, and decided to head along to RAF Vine Lane in Uxbridge to see what it was all about.
What a fantastic day. Excellent cricket and gorgeous sunshine. With England internationals and top quality cricket on display it was a shame there weren’t more spectators, but the crowd that were there enjoyed the day. Notts Ladies won the tournament, followed by Middlesex and Kent. On the strength of today, I’d love to watch more of the domestic women’s game in the future. Thoroughly enjoyable.
NB: All photos belong to me, but if any of the girls playing would like copies of the photos, please feel free to email me and we’ll sort something out.
Back to Lord’s for more of Middlesex v Nottinghamshire. Fantastic to see Sam Robson doing so well, and it will hopefully lead to a much deserved England call up. John Simpson also scored highly today, his first County Championship century since 2011, and together have put Middlesex in a good position for the final day.
It’s back! The 2014 cricket season is finally here, and I’ve spent the first of hopefully many days watching Middlesex at Lord’s. Lovely warm day, bit of a breeze and some excellent company. Enjoy.