Surrey Secure Spectacular Success

A brief account of Surrey’s successful run chase, two infographics, some interesting/ important links, some photos and a call for support for two very important petitions.

INTRODUCTION

The layout of my last post having attracted positive comment, this post will be on similar lines.

SURREY SECURE SPECTACULAR SUCCESS

Having already featured one jaw dropping display of stroke making, this amazing match which featured over 1,500 runs in the four days was settled by another. Surrey terminated the Leicestershire second innings on 480 leaving them 216 to get in 24 overs for victory. Back in they day such a chase would have been considered purely nominal and the openers would have settled for quietly polishing up their batting averages courtesy of an asterisk in the scorebook. One of the batsmen who opened this innings for Surrey did get his asterisk in the scorebook, but Stephen Davies achieved this in anything but quiet fashion – he finished with 117 not out as Surrey completed their first victory of the season with two and a half overs to spare.

KING’S LYNN LIBRARY 110TH BIRTHDAY PLANS

King’s Lynn Library, one of three to be regularly patronised by your correspondent (Fakenham, where I work, and Norwich are the others) will be celebrating its 110th birthday this coming Monday. I have a picture of the advertising poster and of the building itself for you…

DSCN5149 INFOGRAPHICS ON HOMOPHOBIA IN SPORT AND
THE GENDER BALANCE IN PARLIAMENT

Two infographics for you, first this one, courtesy of Violetta Golding, on the gender balance of the House of Commons:

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Our second infographic concerns Homophobia in sport:

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LINKS

First up, the Mirror on fox hunting.

A must-read post from julijuxtaposed.

Also, with the Human Rights Act under threat in this country, this is well worth a visit.

Finally for this section, a really quirky little piece about how the beak (bird) developed from the snout (dinosaur)

A PICTORIAL INTERLUDE

Some pictures taken today, going in here to break things up a bit (my next section after these pics is VERY IMPORTANT)…

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TWO VITALLY IMPORTANT PETITIONS CONCERNED WITH WOMEN’S RIGHTS

I have saved this item for the end of the post. A while back we won a victory over Julien Blanc, preventing him from being invited to this country. It now looks like ¬†we will need to win this battle for a second time. The other matter is even more serious: Charlton Athletic Football Club are considering signing a man who took part in the gang rape of a fourteen year old girl. Although it comes close to making me physically sick that a football club could be thinking of offering a contract to such a person, the real problem is that football’s governing bodies have still not laid down rules about this. I have links to petitions relating to these issues, both of which I hope you will sign and share:

1) Julien Blanc

2) Football, with particular reference to Charlton Athletic.

I encourage you to share this post or anything within this post that takes your fancy and end with my usual message for those who have reached this point:

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