After a hectic Test series I’m not on the schedule for the first two ODIs and that means missing a trip to one of my favourite cities, Cardiff. Before that the teams head to Bristol on Monday and I’d love to give some tips about where to head to but I’ve simply not spent enough time in the city.
NEW ROAD has a special name for Moeen Ali. They’re calling him “The Beard That’s Feared”. It’s on the board at the Black Pear Refreshment stall at the back of the Basil D’Oliveira Stand and, much to the delight of the chap in the Worcestershire Club Shop under the new hotel, it’s on the T-shirts he was selling at a healthy rate during their first home match of the season against Kent.