Buoyed by this positive, I immediately had the wind sapped from my sails because despite the lights coming on, the ignition switch won't fire so the bike is going nowhere. Shop is closed now until Monday.
my description has been labelled poetic and tragic by one of my friends
"the last two years has been a series of shots through the fuselage, engines damaged, wings full of holes, tail fin shot up. Steering has been difficult, running low on fuel, undercarriage unlikely to descend, out of ammo, so I'm reduced to firing my service revolver out through the shattered cockpit, and this old spitfire might not make it back across the channel, but I'm still in the air, and will give Jerry a good talking to if that's all I've got left!"
everything generally remains a bit shit.
I seem to be bowling pretty well, as well as sticking my catches. Two catches for the Apaches on Saturday — one moving to the right to pluck it out of the air at midwicket, and another at long on, that died on me (or i misread), meaning i had to sprint and dive forward to get under it, but rolled through cleanly and came up with it in both hands, and then took another (apparently a "Screamer") at slip for the Lions today, to dismiss the Barts most dangerous looking batter.
I don't remember if i took any wickets on Saturday (i think i only bowled 3 overs), but got one of the openers today with the slow ball, which he mistimed and hit high into the air to be caught, and later got a perfect snick through to the keeper when the Barts needed to really start putting some runs on.
Learned how to ride in the wet today, because how else was i going to get home from the hospital?
Didn't fall off or anything. Yay me.
Exhausted and going to be sore from the first full weekend of cricket (80 overs in the field across the two days) for the better part of ten months.
Apaches (who need a name change) bowled out Dolphins for 143, and are 0/32 from ten, and i ended up with 4/13 from 5.4 overs — one C&B, lbw (plumb as), one caught with a sloppy shot popping it up to cover and the irrepressible Nikunj, and finished of with a gentle nick thru to the keeper.
Backed it up today with 2/6 from 3 overs both bowled off the pads, with ball swinging late, and gripping off the turf to straighten on the batters. Also took a sharp low catch at slip off KMac's bowling. Didn't have to bat, as the boys comfortably chased down the 87 run target with 5 wickets in hand.
Rode to the game, but got caught in the wrong lane and was forced to take the M4 tunnel which dumped me out the far side of the ground, so i had to stop and figure out how to get back. Riding in traffic is still mildly terrifying, but that's probably a good thing, and will keep me alert. I even got up to 80kph today! Go me.
The old bloke remains in hospital, but he is going through physical rehab, and i think they are planning on releasing him next week. We will see.
LIGHTHOUSE KEEPING LOONIES
An all too relevant episode of The Goodies, in this time of isolation, communicable diseases, and uncertainty.
Vale Tim :(