3 July 2011
I spent the day at Lord’s watching the third One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka which ended with a comprehensive win, for Sri Lanka by six wickets, putting them to do one up in this series of five. Apart from centuries by Cook for us and a very creditable 107 from Chandamal, that young newcomer for Sri Lanka, to be honest the the cricket but not brilliant althoughthe weather was perfect and I had great company. My two nephews, Tom and Francis Grand kept me well plied with a and champagne. My good friend Paul Newman, who. as ever, to control of the l visit to the disabled lo in fact, Paul is the anyone but as has real confidence in when I’m at Lord’s . Then there was the ubiquitous James (Barnett) (has he ever missed a major Mac at Lord’s in the last 30 years? and Anthony Baines Walker. During the afternoon Bruce Brodie popped over for a drink and then very generously, returned later, bottle of champagne. As always was a great day coupled with the added bonus of beautiful weather. I had to leave at 5.00 before, the end -although the end result looked inevitable at that stage – as I had already been in the electric chair for 8 Â½. hours (10 Â½. By the time I got home. The chair is surprisingly comfortable since they fitted the special Roho cushion.
As a result of being at Lord’s I missed the Men’s Final at Wimbledon and will have to watch on my laptop but knowing the result will not be the same as watching the match live. Against the odds Djokvic beat the world number one, Nadal, by three sets to one. From what I can gather Djokvic played out of his skin and deserved to win. So we have a new Wimbledon champion-it’s nice to ring the changes.
I forgot to mention Sri Lanka’s staggering score of 309 for the loss of five wickets, the second of the ODI’s at Headingley, last week, beating England by 69 runs, levelling the series which made today’s match at Lord’s that much more exciting.
Today marks yet another milestone for me as well, I bought the tickets for Lord’s at the beginning of the season but had no idea whether I’ would be fit enough to attend. The next milestone will be the three consecutive days of the test match against India, towards the end of this m