Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Glamorgan v Leicestershire, St Helen's, Swansea, LVCC2, YB40, 21-25/08/13

Once again, the Swansea and West Wales cricket festival came up trumps with good weather, fine cricket and two resounding wins for Glamorgan over visitors Leicestershire.

There really is nowhere like St Helen's to watch cricket when the sun shines and so it was for most of these five late summer days.

Some Friday rain had delayed Glamorgan's Championship victory until Saturday morning, building upon a wonderful first innings total of 508/9 dec where Murray Goodwin hit a superb 178.

St Helen's in the sun....nowhere better?

summer by the sea

Crowding Leicestershire out on Day 4

By Sunday, Glamorgan's attention had been switched to the YB40 competition, and a historic last home game of 40 overs a side, as 50 over cricket take over next season.
Some big hitting from Mark Wallace, Gareth Rees, Murray Goodwin and Chris Cooke saw Glam to a total exceeding 300, which Leicestershire never threatened as the home side ran out winners by 68 runs.

..into the coloured clothing..

..on another sunny day..

Friday, August 16, 2013

Hotel Falesia, Thomson Gold, Algarve, Portugal, August 2013

Oh well, that's summer holidays done for another year, a rather splendid two weeks at the Thomson Gold Hotel Falesia in the Algarve, Portugal.
Some pics

Quite simply, the best sign ever seen at a pub abroad

Hotel Falesia

Food and drink

Olhos d'Agua

Rocking hard with The Pin Ups in Albufeira



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