Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A very late night for me

So I got to Headingley after a very good drive down the A1 even through the roadworks! Parking however was another matter, but I eventually got sorted and was in the ground before1.30pm.

Met Grandad John and had a quick catch up and then.......................over toddles Adam!, he is in charge of 'bangs and whizzes' and music and all things that jazz up one days, T20's and Tests. I haven't seen him since T20 finals day last year, we now think that we can catch up at Trent Bridge for the South Africa test.
Brilliant news.

so Surrey won the toss and decided to bat first, 'Olivia' arrived and we set about making inroads in coffee and 'vegan quiche'.
Stoneman and Borthwick  opened the batting and we knew that these two needed to be gone pretty quickly.
Stoneman fell to Ben Coad within 4 overs and the crowd went wild! ( well over in cow corner they did).

Sangakarra came to the crease and set about racking up runs......121 of them!
He score his 100th  100 which was a pleasure to see but would have preferred it at another ground against another team!
Surrey posted 313-7 a the close of their 50 overs.

Gary came over to visit, and Steve and we all had a good catch up.

Gary then sent me a photo of my 'favourite' (not) player who was  fielding in front of him, yes it was none other than 'felt tip boy' himself. Jade Dernbach.

We had all discussed that Lyth And Lees needed to put us in a good position.......................well Lees fell on 9 which takes his run of poor batting  to silly figures.

In came  TLJL. All was quiet at Cow Corner  whilst I waited for Jack to get safely off the mark. He did, but I was gutted that he didn't make his half century, falling on 42.

Handscomb and Ballance tried to pull it back,  60 and 36 respectively.

However the shiniest star in the Yorkshire team  last night had to be Matthew Waite, who after his brilliant debut at Taunton with his bowling, hit 34, which brought up the numbers but sadly we fell short. This boy is seriously good!

Have to say that we also were on TV a few times yesterday, thank you to all who sent us snaps of that.

I headed back to the car and finally fell into bed after midnight, hence very late blog.

The boys didn't get through but they were winners in my eyes.

And if news is to be believed Jonny B will be given a spot in the Semi final of the ICC trophy...................

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