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10th July 2023
Pus 13 and dry when driving in.
We had some very heavy storms over the weekend.. Grass going greener?.. No need to water.
Monday morning brings to an end some well deserved holidays. Staff and horses returning this week..Back to work.
Norman Carter was here third lot to see his horse Samatian..
Paddington was very good in the Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday.
Test Match special.. Three Ashes Test's in and what a series it is . England won yesterday and now the series is 2/1 in the Aussie’s favour and two to play.. Wonderful stuff from the great game of cricket. Surely even those not really interested have become captivated by this Ashes series? It has proper drama.
Playing for your Country is the ultimate goal for any sportsman and on that unfortunate note young Archie, whose dream is to do just that, played last week in a 2nd X1 game for Gloucestershire against Kent but pulled up after bowling 4 overs with a recurring injury…
MRI scans confirmed that it was not the pulled groin that he had being resting during the early months of the summer for, but a stress fracture on the left side of his pelvis..
And then to run salt into the ever expanding wound he was picked to play in the Super 4s…(best 50 under 19s in the country). Just like horses .. stress fractures require rest and time.. He will be ok. but will probably miss out on his immediate goal..
Wimbledon does not have a single Brit left in the singles, but still some great viewing... Wimbledon has had record crowds.. Is it due to that tremendous TV series Gods Of Tennis..... Was this the most outrageous warning by a tennis umpire?
Grand Prix has really taken off with the young all because of the brilliant Netflix series Drive to Survive.