11 July 2013
"The Ashes"...is there anything better!
For me this is a wonderful time which only comes along every four years...an Australian cricket tour of England and the wonderful nights listening to the BBC Test Match Special coverage on the wireless (OK...digital radio!!) whilst painting and basing figures until the wee small hours. Then struggling out of bed, going to work and doing it all over again.
They certainly love cricket in the Sudan, well at least in my collection. Just outside of Suakin we find Captain Harrington, well on his way to a fine fifty in a Regimental match between the Yorks and Lancs. Despite the dryness of the pitch and the variable bounce just short of a good length Harrington has managed to steady the ship and set about chasing down a modest score. This photo, sure to appear in the Regimental papers, sees him admiring a lovely cover drive just past the mimosa bushes and into the wadi on the fringes of camp.
In terms of this test at Trent Bridge certainly an exciting First days play with England slightly in the ascendancy. First hour will tell the tale methinks...
Hope to get quite a bit of the new Sudan gear based and ready for a campaign shortly.