Ike was a very excited little cat when Marian asked if he would like to go to see cricket at Trent Bridge – it would be the first time he had been to a sports event since the start of lockdown!
Cricket was first played at Trent Bridge in a field behind the Trent Bridge Inn in 1838. This was an inn just outside the city walls of Nottingham. There is a stand, built in 1990, named after William Clarke who was instrumental in organising that first game and who was the captain of the Nottinghamshire cricket team.
Ike would have preferred to sit in front of the Pavilion, but that area was kept as part of the covid-safe area for the players and officials. Instead, he sat in the Hound Road stand. Ike was also unable to go for a really good explore round the ground – again due to covid restrictions.
While he was there, Ike met another fan of cricket – a friend of Nuts the Nottinghamshire T20 mascot. Here they are, chatting away about the excellent Nottinghamshire batting on the third day of their four-day match against Worcestershire.
He was really pleased when Nottinghamshire achieved an emphatic victory at the end of Day 4, by an innings and 170 runs!