Yesterday was a beautiful day in King’s Lynn. After a morning walk (see pictures at the end of this post), I set up outside on my little wooden decking area with cricket on the Radio, and spent virtually the entire day in the open air (for the first time this year it was warm and sunny enough late into the evening that I ate supper sitting outside).
Although rain earlier in the week had spoiled a lot of this round of championship matches a couple remained interesting to the end. In the game at Lords, Lancashire looked like they might escape with a draw until Ashwell Prince was out playing a dreadful shot. This led to Lancashire being all out with a lead that they could not defend, and it took Middlesex less than five overs to complete the task of knocking off 3o to win. Meanwhile on the other side of the Thames, Graeme Smith’s first century in Surrey colours set them up for a successful chase of 264, which was duly completed with four wickets to spare.