To Rothwell again yesterday to watch Rothwell Corinthians win a hard-fought tussle against Burton Park Wanderers. The Corinthians’ ground (Sergeant’s Field) shares a boundary with the ground of Rothwell C.C., and all afternoon I was distracted and bewitched by the sound of a motor mower mowing the outfield and the scent of new-mown grass.
“Come you back, you Leicestershire member” – it seemed to be saying – “come you back to Grace Road!”
On leaving the ground, I spotted the first game of impromptu cricket I’ve seen this year (fathers and sons, presumably).
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh …