12th July 2016
Around the World in 2 – a few occasional off-breaks
Regularly for ‘Mason & Guests’ I put together a brief summary of cricket events outside the Caribbean, round-up the week’s notable WI birthdays & anniversaries, & throw in a few ‘Did You Know?’ facts:
“Hello! This is David Oram taking you ‘Around the World in 2‘:
“Eng won the only T20 v SL – but Spare a Thought for the tourists who lost the 9-match multi-format super-series by 20 pts to 4 – & depart the country win-less. Eng now face Pak in the 1st of 4 Tests at Lord’s on Thurs. Meanwhile, Eng’s women bt Pak’s ladies 3-0 in their T20 series.
“Elsewhere, Afghan, after a 1-0 series win over Scot, are in Ire to play 5 ODIs – the 1st of which was abandoned without a ball bowled, with the 2nd being played today.”
A Few Birthdays & Anniversaries:
“140 yrs ago today, the greatest WK of the 1st half of the 19th century, Tom Box, died. Post-playing he’d been groundsman at Middx’s Prince’s Club in Chelsea – where he was scoring the game v Notts in 1876 when he dropped down dead. The match was immediately abandoned. Continue reading