27 May 2002
As we are unwittingly in the middle of a change in my health and health care, I feel obliged to report that last night must be classified as a’ good night’, only calling on the services of the night sitter three or four times. This then was the report given to by, what to me, was a detached voice. When I am put down in the evening and then respirator fitted Alice, first dons on an airline eye shade – I could never resist bringing mine home – of which I have a goodly number. For this reason I never actually ever see the nights merely speak to this detached voice through my respirator.
I have been very constrained about including details of the second Test Match between England and South Africa but today should determine the outcome. From 261 for 2, which includes an unbroken century by our Captain, Strauss, England rather lost the plot in their second innings but still managed to knock a a creditable 42
After our bowlers had played havoc with the West Indian openers and the day finished with West Indies 61 for 6, leading only by three runs with four wickets remaining. The game should be well over before lunch, giving us a solid start in this Test Series.
I conclude with a little story about a naive young organist. Click here to see why ‘it was better than a flu jab’