Some things never change, whether you are playing for school, club or country. Itâ€™s one of cricketâ€™s charms.
Every cricket club needs understanding neighbours. There is more than one landmark case documenting the kind of troubles that can arise when a big hitting batsman decides to go aerial. So when a resident of Chelmsford was confronted with Lancashireâ€™s twelfth man hanging over her fence this evening, it was nice to see her smilingly poke around her garden to lend a hand.
Unfortunately, as Chelmsford lacks the huge stadia of an international ground, the local houses seem to be fair game. As such, it took two attempts to find a ball of the appropriate age.