While you ponder YJB’s 44 not out, here are some fabulous recipe suggestions that are too good not to share . Thank you all!
From Dennis Johns:
Not too much to say about Surrey this morning but my word, that article on the haal is one I’ve gone back to time and again. Just glorious writing about a wonderful human thing.
Anna Jones is undoubtedly the queen of modern vegetarian cooking, this is one I make all the time. https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/black-eyed-peas-with-chard-and-green-herb-smash
The ‘smash’/chermoula you can basically add to almost anything and make it taste nicer even if you don’t want to do the whole recipe.
This is a pretty good black dal, getting ingredients depends where you live (I can get them from my corner shop but that’s the beauty of this exciting part of Sheffield). https://www.theendlessmeal.com/coconut-black-lentil-curry/
And this is a halloumi pie. That’s halloumi, in a pie. Yes. One for all the hallouminati.
And Geoff Wignall:
You could do worse than check out the Minimalist Baker website. They’ve a free e-book or e-pamphlet of recipes but once you’ve joined the site they also send two or three recipes each week. It’s slightly odd in that the vast majority of the recipes are vegan/ vegetarian but just occasionally there’ll be one for chicken or fish.They’re very big on about 17 varieties of veggie burger but plenty of other good stuff too, mostly quite quick and easy.
If you are looking for an easy and very tasty recipe I have just the thing: pasta with courgette and mint. It’s a River Cottage recipe btw – link below
We have been growing courgettes in the garden this year and probably have one or two plants too many so we have eaten this meal many, many times this summer and haven’t got tired of it yet!
And Angela Gilham:
Chester le Street: Durham 180 (Lees 66; Gleeson 3-32) and 21-4 ( v Lancs 380 (Bohannon 75; Salisbury 4-57)
Grace Road: Leicestershire 199 (Dearden 70; Melton 4-22) and 67-2 v Derbyshire 408 (Madsen 103)
Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire 355 ( Moores 106) v Yorkshire 264 (Thompson 98; Nash 3-20) and 82-1 (Bairstow 44 not out)
Bristol: Gloucestershire 210 (Charlesworth 51; Hannon-Dalby 6-33) and 51-3 v Warwickshire 247 (Lamb 65; Higgins 4-54)
New Road: Worcestershire 455-8dec (Libby 184, D’Olivera 174; Hogan 3-59, Wagg 3-66) v Glamorgan 257-6 (B Root 84 not out; Leach 4-35)
Chelmsford: Essex 262 (Khushi 66; Clarke 3-26) v Surrey 136-5 (Jacks 70; Porter 3-35)
Canterbury: Kent 503-1 (Jordan Cox 223 not out, Jack Leaning 208 not out) and 120-3 v Sussex 332 (Brown 98; Podmore 4-85)
Radlett: Middlesex 252 (Andersson 92; Stevenson 4-71) and 75-2 v Hampshire 296-9 (Weatherley 98 not out, Northeast 51); Murtagh 4-61)
A double-ton for Jack Leaning too as they smash through the records, at 394 this now the highest-ever maiden-century stand for Kent.
What a morning! Lunch scores to follow.
So the Bob has identified the two worst batting line-ups in the Championship. Durham (currently 5-3, trail Lancs by 123, two in two overs from Tom Bailey) and Glamorgan (currently 30-odd needed to avoid the follow-on – though a brave effort by Billy Root) Is that fair?
WOW! 19 year old Jordan Cox has a double century in just his fifth first-class game, 25 fours, three sixes and a bucketload of potential.
Rain has stopped play at Chester le Street, while Gloucesters have lost Chris Dent for a duck to BressieLad. 19-1, trail Warwicks by 18.
Not cricket, but does anyone have any easy go-to vegetarian recipes up their sleeve? I’m so bored of cooking the same things all the time. No celery.
Swerving quickly past the action at Chester le Street, Essex are batting swimmingly, Cook out for 42 but Westley and Chopra smooth as anything. And at Canterbury, Jordan Cox teeters on the edge of a wonderful milestone.
A catastrophic first hour for Glamorgan, who have gone from cruise-control to intensive care. Now 203 for 6, they still need 53 to avoid the follow-on. Joe Leach 4-35.
Two fours so far to the ginger prince, batting at No.3 for Yorkshire. How much does he want a century? More than I want a second coffee, and that need is cavernous.
Miserable news for Liam Dawson who is out for the season after rupturing his achilles yesterday.
More injury worries: Chris Rushworth, who is off the field at Durham, and Jake Ball who is off the field at Trent Bridge.
Hampshire all out for 296 with a lead of 44 over Middlesex. The last two wickets were hoovered up by Tim Murtagh, who finishes with four wickets. Business as usual.
A second for big, burly Joe Leach and at 197-4, Glamorgan need another 59 to avoid the follow-on. Billy Root remains, 60 not out.
Scuttle outside to quickly hang up some washing, all sorts happens. And it is not good news for Glamorgan – Carlson caught at second slip off Joe Leach – or Yorkshire, where a revitalised Zak Chappell persuades Kohler-Cadmore to also edge to second slip. And a first Surrey wicket for Adam Finch. Yorks 12-1, Essex 33-1, Glamorgan 189-3.
Here is the piece by Osman Samiuddin referenced by Andy Bull. We published The Haal of Pakistan in The Nightwatchman magazine (sorry about the plug) nearly seven years ago, and it is as brilliant a read now as it was then.
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“Chal para kaam, chaloji, pakro,” Andy Bull on Azhar Ali and the Pakistan captaincy.
It’s Monday morning so it must be county cricket – except in Northampton, where the match was over in two days, triumphant Somerset juggernauting onwards to Edgbaston, where they face Warwickshire on Saturday.
Elsewhere, let’s see if Notts and Glamorgan’s batsmen can continue the good starts of yesterday. At Canterbury, Jordan Cox and Jack Leaning restart the day after a wonderful unbroken partnership of 231 for Kent. Essex have a lead of 88 after Simon Harmer clicked his fingers and rediscovered his 2019 magic; Derbyshire and Lancashire have batted their way into strong positions, and it has been slow and steady at Bristol. Hampshire’s small first-innings lead was spoilt by injury to poor Liam Dawson, who last night tweeted that he didn’t think it would be “great news” but is waiting for further assessment.
Here in Manchester we still have the swifts and the bushes are full of blackberries, so it doesn’t yet feel like that tipping point in August when the summer starts to slip away.