What could be better? A fantastic spring day, and a day watching indoor cricket that was very entertaining for all concerned. Very well looked after by the hosts, it’s hallowed ground at Lord’s and just to be there was a great experience.
My friend performed brilliantly as umpire in the two matches he did. I’ll just give you a few details about him. He’s younger than me, better than me (!) and when I first met him in 2005, I could see straight away he had star quality as an umpire. He was shy and diffident in those days, but his confidence and skill sets have improved out of all recognition. Also, he’s a terrific friend of mine who has looked out for me when I’ve found the going tough in my personal life. An all round good egg.
Just a great day.
Allen Brooks ❤️