Wednesday 22nd August

 It was another day at the cricket today and I was hoping for better weather than yesterday.

As I drove up the M5 I had Radio 2 on (is it my old car but I find the radio reception terrible around here?).

The best bit is that Ken Bruce has his Popmaster quiz on about 10:30 and it’s good to try and get the correct answers.

I try not to get to the car park too early so I can hear both contestants questions.

I now understand that you can play popmaster online…give it a whirl here

It was a better scene when I arrived at the County ground this morning.


When I took my seat in the Marcus Trescothick stand at 10:53 someone was already eating….how do I resist eating my sandwiches?

Resisting my first pint was not my decision today as it was already in hand by text.

My friend John was on the case and he arrived with a pint of Exmoor Ale about 11:15.


At lunch time John wondered why everyone spilled onto the ground to look at the wicket so I took him for a look.

I explained how bare they made the batting strip to make it as flat as possible.


It does look incredibly bare and very dusty (even after all the rain we have had recently).

We tried to spot which strips will be used for the 3 forthcoming games as there were only about two in good condition.

At the last one-day game the electronic scoreboard failed and it was mayhem trying to work out what was happening but Somerset have panicked and installed a second scoreboard.


It is standard village fare with a man and lots of strings to pull to update the score!

I received a tweet containing the top ten winning jokes from the Edinburgh Festival.

Some are funny, some are just okay……what do you think?

The top jokes were:

1. Stewart Francis – “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.”

2. Tim Vine – “Last night me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back. Luckily I was the one facing the telly. “

3. Will Marsh – “I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister.”

4. Rob Beckett – “You know you’re working class when your TV is bigger than your book case.”

5. Chris Turner – “I’m good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet… I don’t know Y.”

6. Tim Vine – “I took part in the sun tanning Olympics – I just got Bronze.”

7. George Ryegold – “Pornography is often frowned upon, but that’s only because I’m concentrating.”

8. Stewart Francis – “I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!”

9. Lou Sanders – “I waited an hour for my starter so I complained: ‘It’s not rocket salad.”

10. Nish Kumar – “My mum’s so pessimistic, that if there was an Olympics for pessimism… she wouldn’t fancy her chances.”

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