Glimpses from Trent Bridge
The Trent Bridge Inn is inextricably linked to the history of cricket. It is here that organised cricket took off, with the entrepreneurial enterprise of William Clarke, the owner of the inn and one of the greatest underarm bowlers of all time.
The inn still stands, right next to the stadium on Radcliffe Road, after more than 180 years. And as India took on England in the first One Day International of the 2018 series, fans in all sorts of colours congregated in front of this historic establishment. It was a proper juxtaposition of the old and the new.
The Indian team will return here to play the third Test of the series, and at that time the Blinders team will do a detailed feature of all the wondrous history of the stadium and its neighbourhood.
However, even as we take a sneak preview at the stadium, we need to mention the magnificent press box. Quiet and comfortable, the media centre provides the best possible view of the ground. The written press sits closer to the action that sometimes it seems that one can even reach out and touch the cricketers.