Friday, September 14, 2007

Nighthawks

Apologies for the lack of posting this week, it's been a bit hectic. The evenings have been filled with bicycle work, hopefully all finished tomorrow assuming I can find bar-tape to my specification. Because of this I haven't blogged much - how much can one really say about cross-threading a not-so-cheap chain-tool and the travails of fitting seat-posts into mis-shapen seat tubes? Not that much that would keep you, dear reader, as entertained as I'd like, that's for sure.

Monday night was an interesting and fun experience though. Lord's, the self-styled home of cricket has long held out against having games played under floodlights. Partially I expect this is a matter of tradition (although floodlit cricket has been played elsewhere for 30 years or so) but mostly it is because St Johns Wood, the location of the current Lord's cricket ground since 1837 is a very quiet area, with very rich and influential residents and getting the permits required to have floodlights must be an absolute nightmare. Finally however, the club members have caved and Monday saw the first game to be played under lights at Lord's. Middlesex, my adopted county in London, managed another win - i am turning into something of a lucky rabbit's foot for them it seems and so home fans went home happy at about 9.30, if a little chilly. Here are a few snaps from the evening:

The Lord's Pavilion at Dusk

The Grand Stand at Lord's at Dusk

Media Centre and Floodlights

Dusk at Lord's Under the Floodlights

Night-time Floodlit Cricket at Lord's

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2 Comments:

Blogger Churlita said...

Nice photos. Like most Americans, I know almost nothing about cricket.

7:56 pm  
Blogger Mr Atrocity said...

I was once able to explain cricket to my American chum L so that he truly understood the game. We'd been in the pub for several hours by this point and the explanation required 8 empty beer glasses, a similar number of beer mats, some cutlery and a salt and pepper shaker. I have never been able to repeat this feat.

9:03 am  

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