Foxes rampant

Leicestershire v Northants : Grace Road, 11 April 2010

Well caught, Sir! Leicestershire team-mates congratulate A.J. Harris by knocking him to the ground and trampling on him

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.

James Taylor and a Fox

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.