A little Cricket: Circular Walk. Watching Ivor

Managed to get a day of Cricket in yesterday (20/7). It was the Cheltenham Cricket Festival; ravaged by bad weather and played at the College Ground. The match was the 3rd day of four; Gloucestershire entertaining Leicestershire.
When I arrived during the lunch interval, I feared the worst, it was drizzling and the covers were coming on.

But, I'm pleased to say, play got underway at the appointed time and glory be,  the sun came out.

The new addition in the ground was a digital scoreboard.

I must admit, I was amused to hear that the Members, sitting on the opposite side of the ground, were unable to see this board clearly, so that they had to wheel the old traditional version over to their side.
So much for progress.

Stop Press writing this on Sunday 22/07/'12, I can reveal that the match was drawn.
The scores being Gloucestershire: 229 & 209/8
                            Leicestershire:    162 & 288


Last Tuesday (17/07/'12  D. and I managed  a 3.5 mile circular walk, starting in the village of Stanton and although the livestock, especially horses made the stiles and gates muddy, it was generally dry underfoot. The sun came out and it was especially exhilarating walking the high ground on the return journey.

Entering the main street in Stanton, we turned left by a cross and made our way to the Churchyard.
We walked through the graveyard and entered a small alley.

After this, the walk opened out upon footpaths, taking us by some stables and an exercising yard.

The walk then kept in a virtual straight line until we entered the sleeping Cotswold village of Laverton.

Although the roses had 'gone over ', I found this an attractive way to 'fill ' a side of the house.

The route continued through the village until the small village green was reached, which marked the nearby bridlepath, which we followed for about three quarters of a mile until the village of Buckland was reached.

The above photo shows Buckland Church looking down the slope of the main street, at  the point where the footpath was rejoined again to venture onto the higher slopes and the return to the car and Stanton village.

The last photo of our walk, looks down from the high footpath at Buckland Manor, now an exclusive hotel.    More details at :   B. Manor


On Saturday 18th  July, D. and I went to the Parabola Theatre to see the play regarding the life of the First World War musician and poet Ivor Gurney. I had mentioned this in a former posting.

The production was excellent and the venue  did not disappoint at all.  The stage flats showed projections of a real Gloucestershire Forest and tree stumps from the battle of Ypres; making  a very poignant  feel to the event. Here are two pictures that i managed to take:


That about wraps it up for the week. Hey the sun's coming out to play! Enjoy.



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