England could settle the one-day series v Indis today to complete a superb summer. Meanwhile in at the US Open, although it was business as usual in the seniors with Murray losing a classic semi-final, three of the four semi-fiinalists in the boys singles were Brits.
I have discovered that the wilko’s whizzer bought as part of my house move does a wonderful job of preparing ginger paste.
The county championship is going down to the wire in both divisions. In division one Warwickshire have a 3 point lead (with a possible 24 points to be obtained in the final game) over Lancashire who won their match against Hampshire with three minutes to spare. In the second division there is a three way tussle between Surrey, Northants and Gloucs for the second promotion slot behind Middlesex. The highlight of yesterday’s play was the bowling of Simon Kerrigan in the Lancashire victory over Hamsphire (9-51, while the much more experienced spinner Gary Keedy had to settle for one at the other end).
I conclude this post with another view from the rooftop, something I intend to become a regular feature of this blog, the centrepiece this time a ridiculously grand looking Almshouse complex (no, I do not have the sun at my command, I am merely adept at choosing when to take my pictures: