Career in Tatters?

It’s been such a shame to see Jonny Tattersall struggling for game time at Headingley. The 26-year-old experienced a poor start to the campaign and has been usurped by teenager Harry Duke. I wish Duke all the best but there’s still room for Tattersall in Yorkshire’s XI, particularly when Root, Malan and Bairstow are withContinue reading “Career in Tatters?”

FIFA 20: On a Roll!

North of the border, we outplayed Vancouver only to lose 1-0. We bounced back at home to Colorado courtesy of a late goal from midfielder Jackson Yueill. We then really turned it on with a 3-1 win when hosting Columbus. Top scorer Andres Rios bagged two goals and Magnus Eriksson sandwiched those strikes. The onlyContinue reading “FIFA 20: On a Roll!”

Pateley Bridge Hike

Last weekend, it was good to get out on a hike for the first time in a while. This wasn’t the greatest hike ever. It started from and touched upon some familiar territory but also covered new ground. We walked through the small village of Heyshaw (No unauthorised turning!) and found an extremely well placedContinue reading “Pateley Bridge Hike”

Cricket Captain 2021: World Cup Semi-final Woe… again!

Our T20 World Cup campaign commenced with a thrilling six-run win against West Indies. A rather strike starved Jos Buttler (66*) carried his bat meanwhile captain Liam Livingstone (45 off 22) and Ben Stokes (39 off 24) helped get us to 195. A seven ball 16 from Jofra Archer proved vital. Despite Shimron Hetmyer strikingContinue reading “Cricket Captain 2021: World Cup Semi-final Woe… again!”

Two Seasons in One Day

A few days ago, it was incredibly hot. Well, it was 28 degrees… so hot by English standards! It was a belated brief blast of summer. However, leaves had also turned brown and were falling, so summer and autumn rolled into one day. Admittedly, had I taken the above photo before the last of theContinue reading “Two Seasons in One Day”

Cricket 19: ODI Inception

In our first ever ODI, against Ireland in Ireland, we recovered from 67-5 and 103-7 to post 208 from 40.4 overs. Phillipe Fernandes (55) top scored and his eighth-wicket stand of 61 with Dirk Shaffer (34) was what helped us put a score of some sort on the board. Kasper Beck (25) and last manContinue reading “Cricket 19: ODI Inception”


Reliable raspberries, thriving in the garden every year! As somebody for whom eating healthily doesn’t come naturally, some tasty fruit growing hassle free in our own back garden, is most welcome. Potatoes, onions, radishes, peas and carrots (Just!) have come good. As for tomatoes… we’ll wait until October for a very small soup! What haveContinue reading “Raspberries”

FIFA 20: $8m Man!

We returned to winning ways with a convincing win at home to Houston. We had no problem! Cristian Espinoza netted the opener after excellent work from recalled right-back Paul Marie. Fellow full-back Marcos Lopez later rounded off a superb move to double our lead and seal a 2-0 win against weak opposition. We fell behindContinue reading “FIFA 20: $8m Man!”