Leicestershire v Northants : Grace Road, 11 April 2010
Blimey. In the last game of last season, Northants beat Leicestershire within three days. Today Leicestershire very narrowly failed to return the favour, but – assuming half an hour’s play is possible tomorrow – they are almost certain to win. And they were lacking their new Aussie import, and Benning and Malik. I think I’m going to have to get used this, unfamiliar as it feels. Amazing what a new Captain can do.
And here, by the way, is the shrine to James Taylor I mentioned yesterday. With a stuffed fox on top of it, of course.
The man sitting next to me in the morning, by the way, was reading this –
(Thucydides, Pericles and the idea of Athens in the Peloponnesian War, by Martha Taylor : C.U.P., 2009)
Bet you wouldn’t get that at a 20/20 match.