Thursday, 11 September 2014
GOODBYE OLD FRIEND.
10/9/14. I Have a Difficult Relationship with Nottingham. Went with My Parents, When Young. To the Horse Racing. One Bank Holiday, Freezing. Then when Older. Saw Continental Hokej. Got Wet to the Skin !. Came Back From Praha - East Midlands Airport. Waited a Age for a Train Back to Sheffield. From Terrible Nottingham Railway Station. So Should Not be Surprised Now. Visiting Trent Bridge for Yorkshire,s Cricket Decider with Notts. After Leaving Rail Station head Down Station Road. Follow Sign Posts - Trent Bridge. Busy Road. Sudden Gust Of Wind from Nowhere. Blows My Beloved Sparta Cap off My Head, Over Wall. Hat has had Many Adventures, Over Many Years. Lost, But Always Found. No Return This Time. Overgrown Waste Ground. No Acess. So It is a Goodbye to a Old & Trusted Friend. Czech Break Next Month, will Prove Successful Replacement. Hot Day, So Have to watch Burning ( Head ). Get to Ground. First Viewing. Love the Flood Lights. Need Ticket & ATM. Notts Official Directs Me to the COOP, Across the Road. ATM Not Working !. One Down the Road. Begin to Dislike Nottingham. Mood Does Not Improve when Said ATM, Talks to Me !. Ignore it & Get Money. Purchase Ground Ticket & Enter. Yorkshire Had Good First Day. Won Toss. Decided to Bat. Made 319 for 4. A Lyth 122. AZ Lees 86. Sat in the New Stand. Row U, Seat 13. Score on 362. Balance on 99, Goes LBW. Same Bowler Keedy Traps Leaning for 42. AU Rashid Very Entertaining. Joy to Watch. Also Makes 42. Before Being Caught Behind by Wicket Keeper Wessels. In Lunch Hour. Outlets have No Sandwich,s or Pies. Most People Go Outside the Ground to Eat. Have Cheese & Onion Crisps & Greene King IPA. Not as Good as Lords or Taunton. This is a Cricket Test Ground, for Gods Sake !. Second Part of Day. We also Lose Patterson to that Pesky Bowler Keedy, for 17. To be Fair Keedy Bowled Very Well. People Moaning about Slow Run Rate. Yorkshire have the Table Points on the Board. Others Would Do the Same. In the Same Position. Love County Cricket. Yes Limited Overs Cricket is Very Exciting. But Playing in Coloured Clothing. Prefer Traditional Whites. When Leaving Yorkshire 490 For 8. Visit Trent Bridge Inn. Great Cricket Pictures. Love the Picture, Trent Bridge, Last Light. Sit at Table Across from it. Have Ham & Eggs. Plus Washed Down with Worksop Brewed " Lady Julia ", 4-3 abv. Walk Back - Nottingham Rail Station. Quick Train Back - Sheffield. Funny Train Conductor, Brightens Day !. Finish Day with Cheesecake, Cream & Ice Cream. At Local, The Old Queens Head. Drink Well Kept Butcombe 4-0 abv. Yorkshire Score Over 500. Then Get 4 Cheap Wickets. Sheffield Born Joe Root Captains Again. When at Lords. Some How Lost. Under His Leadership this Time, We Will Win. Win the Title. Which We Deserve. This is a Very Good Yorkshire Side. Plus a Privilege to Watch Them.