Trip Start Aug 15, 2006
29Trip End Sep 19, 2006
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Frocester, our destination for the daz, finds us rather than the other way around and we take lunch in the lounge bar of the local watering hole. Stubbsy and I have an illuminating discussion about Judaism with Richard, a very orthodox Jew. Richard has the sidelocks and yamukah, strictly observes the Sabbath (no cars, no electrical switches, etc) and even travels with his own kosher food.
The game itself isnt much to write home about. They bat first and pile on 226 in 40 overs. I am the leading wicket-taker with three, but cannot be too proud because I am thrashed for 69 runs off only 8 overs. Then I am dismissed for only 1, leaving me 68 in deficit for the day.
We have a couple of drinks with their team after the game before Tour Brain kicks in again regarding where to eat. We settle on a nearby Chinese restaurant, which has edible food and provides a fun meal but ends up costing a rather steep 18 pounds a head, thanks to some people ordering bottles of wine for themselves. I am feeling more energetic today than previous days (probably due to not tiring myself out batting) so I do some laundry and then, at midnight, head down to the bar. I manage to procure a drink and then sit around with some of the lads as the conversations drift on- and off-colour.