I really enjoyed the third day of the third Test at Edgbaston. On the way down to Birmingham on Thursday, at one point it looked as if the game might not go into day three, and whilst listening to the commentary I found myself saying, “Oh no! Not another Aussie wicket.” In the event, the Aussies lasted out until teatime on Friday.
It was nice seeing Reg, who gets the tickets, Roger, John, Peter and Gordon again. I see them once a year at Edgbaston. After the game, they went home (they live locally), and I went down the road to a pub near the ground to await Lindsey, who had gone shopping in the centre of Birmingham. She took ages to arrive.
The next day we drove south to the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful parts of England, and met up with some old friends for a walk around Hidcote Manor Gardens, an extremely attractive setting.