A Johnny Cash song for today’s title just to reflect the state of my body! Final game of cricket yesterday against Somerset and a really active one for me. It didn’t start well when a ball shot through me for four-I pride myself on my fielding and that was poor moment. Later I managed my customary dives and chases to the boundary but pride was hurting! In fact the whole team had an off day in the field and we faced chasing 247 in our forty overs. We finished 10 runs short and I was chuffed with my quick fire 45 that had us in contention, my team mates were incensed on my behalf by the run out decision that sent me packing! My body is suffering after my efforts!
I forgot to mention last week’s bird survey in Frampton. Once again we were able to witness a Bore it is always a magical moment and it flushed many birds including Knot, Ruff, Whimbrel, Pintail and various gulls including 3 Mediterranean Gulls. Two Great White Egrets and six Little Egrets were on the land side . We watched a Kingfisher which is always a special treat.
The virus shows no sign of abating and you do hope this incompetent law breaking government might start to give consistent and clear messages instead of blaming everyone else when things go wrong! It does mean it is unlikely that I will be Story Telling in front of a live audience any time soon! I think I will spend the next few months learning new stories and maybe writing new ones as well.
I thought my team gave a good account of themselves last night and it was a pity we gave away a penalty because I thought we had looked comfortable until then.