Old Trafford filled up tonight for the type of cricket I’ve been playing after work for over 30 years. It was a shame that the New Zealanders were unable to compete, but the sun shone and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Andrew and I glanced across to the nearby suits of my former employers (he is still a client) and we were happy to be able to enjoy the game [it was a game, not a contest] without the need to make small talk with the inevitable guest or host who really doesn’t want to be there.
Thank you Richard for organising the tickets, and sorry Chris - didn't get a chance to chat to you - never mind!
(I apologise to readers who don’t understand cricket. There are far better pages than these to learn about the game. Suffice to say that in footballing terms the score was England 9, New Zealand 1)