Saturday, 22 July 2017

R & R ( Rest and Rain )

Good morning from a very rainy Saturday morning, I have been having a sneaky lie in and have been listening to the rain falling ( actually absolutely tanking it down) not so relaxing really as I am now thinking about all the washing that is to be done!

However lets talk about last night and the cricket.

I finished work and headed down the A1, and have to say a huge thanks to the Highways Agency for now adding another  set of road works on the 55 mile stretch of road that I cover to get to the  Leeds turnoff. Yes not content with a 13 mile stretch from Barton to Leeming, they threw in a stretch slightly further down. Ah the joy of the road travel.

Anyhoo, I got to Headingley and messaged Jimbo and Clare who both said that they would be there,Gary was already insitu!
I chatted to John about his new grandson George ( top name ) and Ray popped over for a chat too before resuming his duties on the football stand gate.
Then Dave and Molly ( and Timmy the bear) came over and we said that weather permitting we would  be at the game on Sunday.

Yorkshire batted and  after losing Lyth, David Willey came in and actually played a fantastic game, smashing the ball for 6 &4 and nearly hitting Clare and I at one time.

I was being kept entertained by 'Vinny the Viking' who has likes the fact that my hair and his beard match. Hilarious to say the least.

Willey hit 70 which gave us a good chance and with Marsh hitting 30 our total of 179-5 was  hopefully going to be good.

Bears went into bat and Hain was bowled by 'Timmy' before the 2nd over was over!
Bell gone in less than 4 and the Western Terrace was in good voice ( and making the best beer snake ever).
it did at one time look  as if the runs were starting to rack up, but at 9 wickets down, Clare said 'it could all be over in one ball'........and it was thanks to Timmy.

The crowd went wild ( well Clare and I did!).
Top night.........

........which is not what Aaron Finch had, after being run out by 'HWMNBNITB', as he walked off I am certain that he was not saying that he would be getting the drinks in later!!!!

And then there was Notts who have have a terrible couple of weeks with  injury and retirement.
Well they won their match and Riki Wessels score the first T20 century by any player at Notts. And halted Derbyshire in their tracks as they have been  running amok recently with wins over Yorkshire and Worcestershire.

Well done Notts, total fighters!

Well this is late and the rains appears to have stopped so I am off to have a wander to the shops

Have a great day 

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