What a day for cricket!

Hello ……. some of you may know that I’m a bit of a cricket fan …… so with today being the first day of the fourth Test Match between England and Australia I duly tuned the radio to Radio 5 live SX this morning. Mr G promptly made his excuses and tootled down to his shed where he is preoccupied with a new project (pictures next week and it’s sort of ‘Pole Lathe part 2’) – he doesn’t understand or enjoy cricket – sad really but maybe one day I’ll get him converted!

I had a few jobs to do in the garden so foolishly decided to go and pick some of the enormous crop of brambles (blackberries if you prefer) we have in the garden – it took some time! We have one cultivated bramble and it’s about 30 feet from end to end, no thorns but quite a lot of cobwebs! I picked four and a half pounds of the things – I swear they were ripening as fast as I could pick them!

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When I got back into the kitchen there was good old Geoffrey Boycott rambling on about not being able ‘to hit that one with a broom’ and I guessed England were probably in a bit of bother ……. er no ……. the Aussies in a lot of bother!!!! Poor old Henry Blofeld was almost speechless, Geoffrey was on a roll, Stuart Broad was creating mayhem – I couldn’t believe it! Needless to say that was the end of outside chores as I glued myself to the radio! My dear old thing – Australia all out for 60! Were they about to return the favour? ……. thankfully not and thanks to two splendid young Yorkshiremen, Jo Root and Jonny Bairstow, England are in the driving seat once again!

Now I’ve got that out of my system I really must go and do those outside chores; at least it will have cooled down a bit and I sincerely hope the flies and midges have decided to have an early night, they were making life a tad unpleasant earlier in the day. I’ll leave you with a picture of the result of Mr G’s day in the shed ….

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Need I say more? …….

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