A closer look – Lord’s September 12, 2021

After the angst and disappointment for everyone following the cancellation/postponement/forfeiture (delete as appropriate) of the last test in Manchester, a little light relief today with Middlesex playing Worcestershire at Lord’s in Division Three.

So with 18 wickets falling in one day for 270+ runs, you’d think there’s a lot to write about but no! This blog is more picture centred as this could be my last visit of the season to Lord’s

Suffice to say when it comes to the match – it’s clear why each side is in Division Three; the early September start and the ball swinging round corners, plus variable bounce, lack of footwork and application all contributed to the situation.

But I would say the bowling by Murtagh and Bamber in particular was something to behold! These two were almost unplayable. Not a sight you see every day!

So, let’s take a look at a few more obscure sights of Lord’s – enhanced or not (you decide) with a few photographic ‘tricks’.

Let’s start with one of the best views in world cricket
Sunshine and warmth to start the day
Bamber in full flight
Murtagh with the most stretchable flannels known to man!
Roderick managed to avoid this one!
Fish eye view of the new Edrich stand
Surprising how the slips can look with the odd trick shot
Wouldn’t look to fly in this plane!🤣
But finally bad light caught up with proceedings