England v Windies - First ODI

England v Windies - First ODI


First ODI of 5 between England and the Windies today, surprise, surprise it’s September and the start is delayed due to a wet outfield.



I thought I just said why ar e we playing cricket in September


Where did this game come from ?


The minds of the people who run (badly) the E(&W)CB




Raining in Manchester? In September?

Why weren’t we warned?


Whoops, Gayle dropped in the first over on 0

Currently in the 5th and he is 33 from 19 balls.

Lewis just holes out to Hales of Moeen

45-1 5.3 overs



Gayle’s pulled his hamstring trying for a quick run and subsequently is trying to smack every ball for 6.

He then holes out in the deep with an excellent catch from Root, making up for his earlier drop






Stokes has Samuels caught behind off a feather on his gloves.

Originally given as a wide by the umpire, overturned on review as Ultra-edge showed a clear noise as the ball went past the glove.




Oh, as this started late it’s been reduced to 42 overs each…





Had to meet Damascus Saint who has picked up some Golden Virginia from Duty Free so went down to karaoke to catch up and have a laugh.

And we have the game on on the tv next to us.

Looking solid after a good fight back by the bowlers


What happened to Root?

I get up to sing Star Trekkin and he’s gone like everyone else in the Pub…