Monday, 4 July 2016

England v Sri Lanka One Day International Cricket in Cardiff

England batsman, Joe Root in full flow yesterday in Cardiff, top scored with 93 runs
Alongside wargaming and all the fun activities that hobby brings, I like nothing better than spending a fine sunny afternoon enjoying international cricket, well pretty much any cricket if the truth be known, especially in the company of friends and family.

So Saturday, Carolyn Will and myself travelled up to Cardiff in the company of "Mr Steve" and Steve M, together with one of Will's pals Jos, who also enjoy the sound of leather on willow, to watch the final match in the one day international series versus Sri Lanka.

England and Warwickshire bowler Chris Woakes
England had already won the series, but the match still produced some excellent skills and thrills with a very entertaining knock from England's Jos Buttler scoring a quick 70 runs off 45 balls which included seven 4's and a mighty 6 that sealed an  England win by 122 runs.

Woakes takes the ball from Captain Eoin Morgan

James Vince opened the batting for England scoring 51 runs off 56 balls
After the match we finished off a fun day in the sun with a very nice curry. This was both Will and Jos' first international cricket match, which they both enjoyed so hopefully two new fans introduced to the great game.


  1. A man close to my own heart!

  2. I went to my first cricket match a few weeks ago and really enjoyed the sport

  3. Looking forward to the next NZ tour of England (or vise versa) - always great games!

  4. England playing a great style of cricket these days. They've really turned themselves into a formidable ODI team. Must've been a lovely day!


  5. Thanks for your comments chaps. It was a very enjoyable day with just one misfortune being the top of my ear, on which I had the radio commentary ear piece, really caught the sun and was quite sore the next day.
    I guess the cap is no longer adequate and l'll have to get a proper hat!