Good Friday is here, and with it a concatenation of Easter weekend fun. At the moment I am listening to England progressing towards victory in Colombo. The Classic FM Hall of Fame, an annual treat is just under way – I will have to catch up later. There is also the start of the County Championship season, with the first matches entering their second day, and the US Masters Golf. Plus after a cold, grey midweek, the sun has returned.
Already this test match has had a little piece of history, with one out of Mahela Jayawardene or Thilan Samaraweera having scored the 2,000,000 run in test cricket. The first 1,000,000 test runs were amassed over a period of 109 years (and the scorer of the 1,000,000th is likewise disputed between Allan border and Dean Jones), whereas the second million were accrued in a mere 26 years – testament to the mushrooming of international cricket in the modern era.
I have taken advantage of the relative emptiness of the car park to take a long range shot straight across it for my View from the Rooftops.