Friday, May 24, 2013

The Paddock - rolling

Again spring gets off to a crappy start, last year it was non-stop rain, this year it's bloody cold. The met office or the BBC reported a couple of days ago that it's shaping up to be the coldest May since 1979. The last few days there's been a big low sat in the North Sea dragging wet and cold weather down from the arctic and as I write at 10.00 pm on Friday it's still raining now!

But with the rain and the fact that it has been raining for a couple of days comes the chance to get the roller out on the wicket in the paddock and roll it ready for some use next week.
In between the down-pours, Joe and I managed to get out and have a roll. We have a new tactic these days, Joe stands on top of the roller and adds a lot of extra weight to it and the rolling is a little more efficient. Hopefully if the weather cheers up we may have Dave Bonnett come over for a wrist spin session? Dave's our clubs premier Wrist Spinner and I've emailed him and invited him over. We may even get the nets up and try and bat against him and perhaps vice-versa?