A day at the cricket

Kent County Cricket Club
What a great day I had yesterday, although this morning I wasn?t feeling too bright. I was offered the chance to go and see the second day of the Kent vs Hampshire cricket match all from the luxury of the Shepherd Neame executive box, and so I took the day off as holiday and made my way to Canterbury for a 10:30am start.

Myself, along with Sam, came as guests of a friend Stephen who is doing some business with Shepherd Neame (particularly their new lager, Sun Lik Beer), who as official sponsors of Kent County Cricket Club, have got the largest executive box in the ground. The suite came with a free bar too, completely stocked with lager, ale, and wine, and we were also treated to bacon rolls at 10:30am, a buffet at 1pm, and sandwiches at 4:30pm. It started off with a bit of schmoozing and introductions, but after a few beers it all got a lot more relaxed and everyone was having a laugh. Couple all this together with the fact that I wasn?t at work, the sun was shining, and I was watching some good cricket, it couldn?t have gone any better.

It looked like Hampshire were going to take a commanding lead in this second day of a four day match, but some good Kent bowling from Yasir Arafat (no relation) meant that Kent got in to bat for their second inning which started off with a duck and a 0 for 1 score! But good batting followed to end the day 223 for 1, with van Jaarsveld getting a century and Robert Key only 4 short of his century.

The day finished around 7pm and so we made our way into town and off to some trendy (expensive) bars, Fusion, Le Boudoir, and The Cuban, where more beers and several bottles of wine later got us even more merry. It came to 11pm when I had to get on the last train home, and the realisation that it was only Thursday and that I had to be in work today.

Header image under CC by Jon Hall.

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One Response to A day at the cricket

  1. Cheezy says:

    Sounds like a top day. And by the way, how has Robert Key?s form been generally?? I quite rate him ? he?s gotta be a better bet for England than (arrrgh) Ian Bell, surely?


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