England v Sri Lanka at Lord’s, 2nd Test (1st Day)

England suffered a wee wobble this morning, losing three early wickets, including both Peterson and Trott.

Peterson’s form of late has become a bit of a running joke.  Put a lefthanded spinner in the attack, and he is in the clubhouse within five minutes.   I fear he will be dropped for the next test, which is probably exactly what he needs, honestly.

Cook and Bell (great name for a pub: The Cook and the Bell) have steadied the ship this morning however, with an 83 run partnership.  Giving England a fighting chance.

I look forward to following this one all day long.   It looks like a beautiful day for Cricket (not the same photo as yesterday, I promise):

Perfect cricket weather on the first morning, England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Lord's, June 3, 2011 @Getty Images

Yesterday, I watched Sussex dismantle Essex by 32 runs in the Friends Life T20.  So far, the Sharks are dominating on all three fronts, which is fun to see.

There are even more domestic Twenty20 matches today to follow, as well.   Including, in the North Group, Nottinghamshire versus Derbyshire at my favorite ground in England: Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

My favorite cricket photo of all time was taken there, and the ground is just oh so photogenic.

A little history, from Cricinfo:  the ground was established in 1841, named after the Trent River.  It seats 15,000, soon to be 17,000 with the completion of the new stand.  It is the home of Nottinghamshire Cricket Club, and is the former home of Nottingham Forest and Notts County Football clubs.

It is located on the banks of the Trent River:

…in what looks to be an industrial, yet still very English neighborhood in Nottingham:

The ground walls are on the left

…and finally I had no idea it was so far north:

Now, I was sure I had already posted my favorite cricket photo ever, but I cannot find it in my archives, so apologies if this is a repeat:

A general view of Trent Bridge during the fourth Test, England v Australia, Trent Bridge, August 25, 2005 @Getty Images

Until Monday.


One Reply to “England v Sri Lanka at Lord’s, 2nd Test (1st Day)”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: