To start with the Sainsbury’s developments: Having made sure that I logged into the Sainsbury’s site first thing on Monday morning to catch any suitable vacancies, and duly applied for an administrative job I have got through the first stage of their recruitment process and have an interview coming on 6 August at 12:00.
The T20 quarter finals are done, and the four teams who will take part in Finals day are Somerset, Sussex, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. The star individual performance from these matches came from Scott Styris of Sussex who scored 100 not out off 37 balls (yes, you read that right) to boost Sussex to an unassailable 230-4 from their 20 overs. Samit Patel for Notts scored a rapid half century and followed up with three wickets making the decision as to who was man of that particular match very straightforward. Yorkshire’s star was Gary Ballance (although Joe Root’s 65 was invaluable in laying the foundation it was Ballance’s 46 not out off about 20 balls at the end that made the Yorkshire total unassailable). Also to be noted is the fact that all four winning teams batted first – which makes Hampshire’s decision to field first in the last fo the four matches seem rather curious.
I have completed another secttion of my current course at Learning Works, and found it veyr enjoyable. My recommendation (unless something very dramatic happens during what is left of the course) will be that they do offer it, but take a bit of care over who they offer it to. Anyone who made heavy weather of the more basic employability course would definitely struggle with this one (it is not possible to genuinely struggle with the other).
Some more photos (making full use of the warm weather we have finally got)!