The last two days I have been glued to the television watching the England v New Zealand Cricket Test Match. After almost five days of play with only nine overs left to bowl, England took the last wicket and won the match.
After a very lacklustre 18 months and a very poor winter which saw England crash out of the ICC World Cup and only draw their tour in the Caribbean, this win will give a great boost to the England Cricket Team and its fans, this fan included. Many commentators are saying the test match was one of the best they'd seen in years with both teams putting in great performances with bat and ball.
A big well done and slap on the back for England's Ben Stokes, the man of the match, he scored the fastest century ever at Lord's which really took the match away from NZ, then took two crucial wickets with consecutive balls in NZ's second innings.
So, on to Leeds, where the second test starts on Friday at Headingly. We have tickets for Saturday, I am really excited already.
|England celebrate their win (picture pinched from the Guardian online)|