Vaughan back with a bang

At work yesterday, before our internet connection decided to join the rest of the country in enjoying the bank holiday, Getty Images were utterly transfixed by the sight of Michael Vaughan. Not just Getty, in fact, but Sky Sports too; there were 20-minute updates, which would have irritated me had the subject not been so important to English cricket. And it makes a welcome change to hear about a cricket captain’s knee rather than an overpaid jumped-up little twerp’s metasarsal.

Vaughan came through his first match absolutely fine, smashing 67 and even “performing” a run-out. He was understandably cautious though about his summer, and about predicting a possible return date. But it’s very encouraging. My only doubt is that he could easily, easily injure it again; he can’t not run, for example. So…

He ought to play against Shane Warne’s Hampshire on Wednesday which will be fascinating to watch. I’d pop up there if Headingley wasn’t so far away. And there, in one short sentence, I’ve managed to piss off anyone north of Watford. Apologies. I’m not that ignorant really. But it is miles…

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