99th over: England 276-4 (Stokes 90, Pope 29) Oh Benjy! Don’t! Southee slants one into him, so waits and slides the face of his bat underneath for four through gully. He then takes one and Pope adds two.
“If you want to be old school about it,” emails Geoff Wignall, “you won’t be waiting on lunch for your woodbine and milk stout. Or you could always take the John Arlott option of briefcase containing a couple of bottles of red.
Trudat. For me, brief cases were things owned by childhood friends’ dads, and kept in lofts or under beds.