What a few days we have had in world of sport! A US Open final in which tennis was taken to new heights, especially by the amazing Novak Djokovic, who is heading for the best season in modern tennism having last only two matches so far (as opposed to the previous record for a full season of three by John McEnroe).
England (with the last match underway at 2:00PM today) have already settled the one-day series v India. While for the second year in succession the County Championship went down to the last session of the last day of the season, ending with Lancashire’s first outright championship since 1934 as they beat Somerset and already relegated Hampshire baulked Warwickshire, largely through South African stonewaller Neil McKenzie.
This week also saw the first ever day-night championship match in this country. While I am all in favour of new ideas being given a fair trial I have to say that this country is the least suited of all major cricket playing countries to day-night cricket because of the extended twilight period we get. I am fortunate enough to have watched day-night stuff at the Adelaide Oval where one barely notices the transition from natural light to floodlights because there is little twilight and because they have superb floodlights.
Today’s “View from the Rooftop” is of an apartment block called the Granaries. When looking at flats I viewed one in there. All I will say about the inside of that building is never mind cats, one would be hardpressed to swing a mouse in one of those flats. However the external view is quite decent: