Z/Yen Awayday At Lord’s, Cricket Academy & Then Middlesex v Surrey, 30 June 2009

The first part of this story is unquestionably the most interesting part: The Day Garfield Sobers Watched Me & Z/Yen Play Cricket – click here.

Which is a shame in a way, because really the whole day was spectacularly good and enjoyable for the Z/Yen team.

After our morning session in the Lord’s Cricket Academy, during which Garry Sobers watched us play cricket…have I mentioned that point before?…

…perhaps the rest of the day’s story is best told by way of a photo diary, with thanks to Monique Gore for the photographs…

…luncheon in the Sir Pelham Warner Restaurant…
…then we retired to our box in the Tavern Stand, courtesy of Middlesex CCC…
…a very relaxing afternoon…
…Jez and I provided informal tours of the Lord’s pavilion for those who were keen to see it…
…the field of play as seen from the pavilion sun deck…
…Monique on that sun deck…
…even the Middlesex score was smiling upon us…

All of the photos from the day can be found here.

The scorecard from the match can be found here.

I have only one abiding memory from the afternoon, other than those captured in the photos above and me sinking into a glorious oblivious haze of relaxation arising from exercise, food and wine. Owais Shah’s agent, John E Barnett, for some reason “joined” us in our box for quite time, waxing lyrical about his boy Owais, enjoying our afternoon tea hospitality and watching Owais Shah himself score a top notch century.

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