View Full Version : Lording it at the home of cricket

April 22, 2005, 07:16 AM
A thoroughly enjoyable read!!Really refreshing to read stuff with few references to the game in front of you!

Guardian (http://sport.guardian.co.uk/cricket/comment/0,10070,1466602,00.html)

Others' lives have other meanings of course, and for some the purpose of human existence is, apparently, to keep score at county cricket matches.

Edited on, April 22, 2005, 12:20 PM GMT, by oracle.

April 22, 2005, 10:11 AM
Anyway, pretty women. There were none. In fact, there were no women at all. County cricket, it seems, exists entirely for the entertainment of old men. Smiling in the carefree way of the happily retired, they bask serenely in the sun, occasionally nattering or reading, occasionally applauding a good shot. I talk to one who lives "way out in the forests of Essex" but since retiring seven years ago has come to nearly every Middlesex home match. "It's a relaxing way to spend some time," he says. "Gets me away from the wife for a while.......................Then, in a thrilling development, a pretty woman walked in! Taking advantage of a day off work, 25-year-old Jennifer Thompson came with friends to watch the afternoon session"
Thanks. I thoroughly enjoyed reading:)