Tag: cricket

Pie and pudding report

’Tis Friday, but there was no battered fish on offer in the canteen today. Breaded fish and poached fish, but not battered. Very disappointing. So disappointing that I had to resort to the ‘vegetable and lamb pie’, the filling of which was rather thin. The canteen gravy contributed more lamb flavour than the pie. I think that is all that need be said on this poor offering. They could definitely learn from the Terra Nova in Cardiff.

The chocolate and strawberry sponge pudding was a little more satisfying. Suitably moist, but rather an all or nothing affair when it came to the strawberries — they would have been better chopped rather than whole.

All-in-all a bad day rounded off with a poor culinary offering and England losing their first match in the cricket world cup.

One day victory

After a very lacklustre tour, the England cricket team managed to leave Australia with a trophy. Quite an achievement, given that it is only in the last four matches that they have shown good form. Heard one commentator (Gus Fraser, I think) praising Andrew Flintoff, as ‘the one person whose… has been constant throughout the tour.’ What a short memory! I hope the ECB have a better recall of what contributed to the disaster that was The Ashes. (Yes, I know it wasn’t all Flintoff’s fault, but the limitations of his captaincy were clearly a contributing factor.)