12 June 2009
More matches at Lord’s in the 2020 series but I must confess I did not see much of the action today due to a long liquid lunch, in the Harris Gardens, with my two nephews, William Garton-Jones and Jamie Grand. However, what I did see was the West Indies putting behind them their disappointing test results and comprehensively beating India. Sri Lanka had a good win beating Pakistan by 98 runs.
I shall have more interest on Sunday when England are playing India.
I have been happily surprised at how I have been able to cope with the rather long and pretty exhausting days involving quite a lot of walking and standing about. Having said that, I did have a little accident on the escalator coming home. I dropped my bag and in attempting to grab it managed to knock off my wristwatch onto the escalator floor. Fortunately I was near the top of the escalator, at the time, and managed to retrieve everything before sliding off the bottom. The problem is that every now and then things just seemed to collapse -hands and even legs.
Finished the One Fat Englishman and substituted the loo book with Evelyn Waughâ€™s Scoop, however the chapters are too long to finish in one â€™sittingâ€™, so to speak – even speed-reading.