We took a walk alongside the canal last night. At one point, a barge went past and the guy at the tiller was clearly SUPER EXCITED about the climax of the County Championship. He just had that air about him.
With the next round of matches starting tomorrow, he was understandably keen to get somewhere where he could more easily keep tabs on developments, so he was absolutely tearing along.
The canal speed limit is 4mph, but this character was going way faster than that – say 5mph. Boats moored along that stretch were being buffeted by the wake.
That’s what the County Championship can do. That’s its power.