But with the weather looking unsettled, Read and Loudon regrouped impressively, to carry England to a healthy 365 for 6 at the break. Play was halted at 12pm local time (1100GMT) for Britain’s national two minutes silence marking the first anniversary of the London terror bombings. Players from both sides lined up on the outfield while spectators stood.
Good to hear. I was outside a Starbucks at the time, but was sadly just one of two standing in silence. The rest, including a particularly thoughtless and irritating teenage scrote, were on their mobile phones; talking loudly; laughing; shouting or were completely oblivious to the commemorative silence. Fair enough, I thought; people can do as they wish, but it struck me as extraordinary that so few could even be arsed.
SW13 for you, I guess.