G’Day! The second round of battle for The Ashes commenced at The Gabba in Brisbane. Gorgeous sunshine – very much appreciated watching from UK in November – and the cricket wasn’t bad either! Hailed by local press as the villain of the piece (and that’s putting it politely!) Stuart Broad had a belting day’s work taking 5 wickets to put Australia in a spin. The thing about test cricket though, is that you can’t really see how the match will go until both sides have completed their first innings, so Day 2 will be important. Exciting stuff – Can’t wait…
Hello! There has been an incredible sea battle taking place in the bay of San Fransisco. The countries engaged were the USA and New Zealand. The Kiwi team held the upper hand for nearly half the series. The USA made a bold step to bring in their reserve man after the fifth race. He seemed to make a difference. After more fantastic races, the USA team clawed their way back to take the trophy following a nail-biting and hair-raising day’s racing yesterday. However, it’s great to be able to say that the Americas Cup has some British fingerprints on it….
Hello! This year’s Ashes contest between England and Australia has been a mixed bag of matches where both sides played well and badly in turn. The Little Urn was retained by England in a match stopped by rain! It all felt a bit flat. However, the 4th Test at Durham was a return to form and really showed both teams and the game at their best. Four days of exciting cricket in sunshine, with long shadows, green grass and a nerve-tingling finish. Howzat!!! Here are my drawings:
Hello! A great new event took place in London this weekend, RideLondon engaged the whole cycling population of the city with races for amateurs and professionals alike. The course took a similar route to the Olympic road race last year, riding through the lovely county of Surrey with its deceptive climbs, woodland and refined villages. The last part of the race evoked the Tour de France, with a triumphant run through the streets of London, and a great chase up the Mall. Wonderful! Here are my drawings:
Hola! The World Championships for Diving and Swimming took place recently in the spectacular city of Barcelona. It was a great return to the pools used 21 years ago for the Olympics in 1992. A breathtaking outdoor location for diving, which was phenomenal! Here are my drawings:
Hello! This weekend saw the return of the much-missed Olympic spirit to London in the form of the Anniversary Games. A great idea and the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Stadium was packed to see the stars from London 2012. They did not disappoint. A wonderful warm-up for the upcoming World Championships. Day 1 saw a great high jump contest and the magnificent Usain Bolt, while Day 2 saw a great women’s 100m, long jump and the return of Super Saturday stars, Jessica Ennis-Hill and the Mobot himself, Mo Farrah. Here are my drawings:
Following on from the men’s races, this week I finally began to catch up with the women’s races, starting with the Ladies’ Super G at the World Championships in Schladming. Beautiful run in bright sunshine – the course was icy, fast and tiring. Here is the first set of my drawings – more to come!: