Yesterday I was just dozing off to sleep after not being able to fall asleep all night when I get a phone call from Phil asking if I wanted to go to a Twenty20 game in Truro. At first I wasn’t going to go but thought “why not” as I haven’t managed to get to a game this season. So it was a 90 minute train journey to Truro then a 25 minute walk to Boscawen Park where the game was being played. Somerset were playing Cornwall in an exhibition match for charity. Somerset didn’t disappoint the crowd bringing along their big guns including Marcus Trescothick and Andy Caddick. The game ended up being tied on 153 runs each with Cornwall’s Rob Harrison hitting a huge six for the final ball of the match to tie the game. Then we missed our train back because the game over ran a little and didn’t leave us enough time to walk back to the station so ended up having to wait around in the station for more than an hour. Eventually getting back home about 9:30-ish I came straight home, grabbed some food and passed out after being awake nearly 30 hours. But it was a good day out!

While watching the game in Cornwall, England did a marvellous demolition job on South Africa in the second one day international at Trent Bridge. South Africa were all out for 83 runs in the 23rd over with Stuart Broad destroying the top order claiming four wickets for 9 runs in 12 deliveries. Broad finished his 10 overs with figures of 5 wickets for 23 runs with three maiden overs. England won the game by 10 wickets with wicker keeper Matt Prior hitting 45 not out backed up by Ian Bell knocking up 28 not out which with the 12 extras was enough to seal an emphatic victory! England now have 2 – 0 lead in the series and only need to win one from the next three games to seal a series win; but don’t count out SA!

Also my outing to the cricket made me realise just how rubbish the phone that I have just spend £90 really is. The camera refused to focus on anything even in daylight conditions hence my photos of the cricket were PANTS (yes that is a technical term). The phone seems to only have signal indoors when its flat on it back; as soon as I pick it up it instantly loses signal. In use outdoors even things like a single tree overhead and the signal drops out. And those touch sensitive buttons are really bugging me and text messaging is very unintuitive. So if you are thinking of getting a Samsung U600; DON’T… avoid it like the plague! So I have resorted back to contract phone and ordered a Sony Ericsson C902 from O2 as a replacement for my K800i. I like Song Ericsson so why did I go for any other brand, well I guess I went for style over practicality! Assuming Orange haven’t put my (enforced by their idiocy) non payment on my credit record then I should have my new phone by Friday!

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