Originally Posted by Summer of '77
All the best for some fair weather and fine cricket, simon. ...
I sat in between mum and dad, in the Cathedral Road stand. They’re both pretty deaf. I’d be deep in conversation with one when the other would obliviously begin a new conversation. The trees along the river are magnificent.
Glamorgan bowled really well on the first morning but weren’t able to capitalise. There was some ropey batting when Glamorgan batted -- Donald got himself out twice when set -- but the rearguard starting on the third afternoon was magnificent, and not losing a wicket at all on the last day was like a miracle. Broad was strangely underused, Hutton bowled short for ages without effect, and Patel seemed most likely to take a wicket. Notts might have wished for another spinner to bowl in tandem with him.
Grumpiness awards go to Fletcher, and to the guy who couldn’t get breakfast yet in the “Discover Leek” pavilion. I thought the John Smiths was OK, and the staff most obliging.
Pujara was out cheaply but his fielding was brilliant throughout.