… in case you stayed up late to watch the football! WOW Well done England! I’m not a footie fan, but that extra time was nail biting. Thank goodness Harry Kane followed up that penalty shot! I don’t think I’ve ever seen Gareth Southgate smile so much. He must be so proud of the whole team, who have got better as the tournament has progressed. To see all the hours of work and dedication come to fruition is what we are all aiming for regardless of our sport/hobby/work.
I didn’t see much of the Wimbledon highlights. I’m not sure I wanted to see Roger Federer go out in such a dramatic fashion. Hubert Hurkacz has certainly made a name for himself. Keep it in mind for a pub quiz in a year’s time! Djokovic had a good win against the unseeded Hungarian Fucsovics (he’ll be returning home a hero having done so well) and will now face Murray’s victor, the Canadian Shopovalov. (For those of you rought up in the era of Bill & Ben the Flowerpot Men, Shopovalov is going to be an easier name to remember!) His post match interviews have been eloquent and full of dignity. I’m impressed.
Ashleigh Barty takes on former Wimbledon winner Angelique Kerber. Barty has only dropped one set at Wimbledon – in the first round and Angelique only two. It should be a good match.
Back on more familiar home territory, Sarah & Lucy had an excellent 17-4 win over Staines’ Rita & Wendy in the Middlesex Over 55s Pairs. Their opponents conceded and weren’t happy that they couldn’t find the green. They said they never play well at CP. Some greens are like that and you need to employ mind over matter that a piece of grass won’t defeat you. It’s not easy when it’s got inside your head!
Today, Steve and Norman are playing their pairs game and Jean & Nadine play Ange & Tina at CP at 2.00 pm, alongside the friendly v Ashford, starting at 2.30 pm Ashford’s boys had two entries in the Middlesex Mens Two Rink Competition and both won last night, so well done to them. This puts them into the semi-finals but, fortunately not against each other.