The Frenchgate Hotel
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Terrific excitement prevails this afternoon as we write, because after a relatively straightforward 18 km day's walk in fine weather, we have arrived at Richmond. This is the largest town we pass through on the trek (we're feeling a little freaked out by all the roads and traffic!!). It's also the place where, after 10 tough …
Cricket day today with the boys hosting Northumberland at home. We were expecting an Under 13/14 Rep team but they bought quite a small under 12/13 team making our kids look like gigantors against them. Westy and Pat opened, it was a 45 over match and they stayed in for most of it, Westy making 100 no and Paddy 40ish. Jack batted at 6 and went in with 8 balls to go and the team on 230ish, had to go for it and ...
... find our new digs, The Honest Lawyer motel and checked in. It's fine, not flashy but it will do for 2 nights before we head up to Scotland. The game was at Barnard Castle today so we headed over there, a really beautiful town with the ruins of a castle set up on the hill and the river running through the town, so pretty. The boys had another easy win, it was a 35 over match, we made 186 and had them all out for about 120ish, ...
... my Dad but he couldn't remember where the plot was. This time I have some plot coordinates so I am expecting to succeed.
30 minute drive south east of Durham to Hartlepool through some magnificent green rolling country. We arrived at the cemetery and with the plot coordinates we spent the next 90 minutes trying to find Maggie's grave. No headstone made it really tough but I reckon I have located the plot.
It's getting late so time to head back to Durham for ...
... in our team unfortunately they all have to have a game off and today was Jacks turn but he did get to field for a while, no batting or keeping though. Once again we started fielding, the boys seem to like to chase. Some early wickets saw us in a great position with Westy bowling well and Patrick taking a heap of catches. We had them all out for 103 after 29 overs, it was a 45 over match. Rain was ominous and we did have a few sprinkles over tea and for a while after ...
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