Food for thought at Lord's; SPORT ON TV.
Live cricket Sky Sports 2, 11am THERE was a great deal of concern at Lord's yesterday morning when four England wickets fell inside the first hour, writes Graham Woods.
But they steadied the ship in the afternoon, and you don't have to look far to see why the Three Lions batsmen may have lacked a bit of focus.
The lunch menu reveals that the players were treated to cauliflower and leek soup, followed by a choice of spiced lamb cutlets, duck stir fry, Cajun salmon, chicken, mushroom and spinach risotto or mushroom and squash Wellington, followed by fresh fruit salad and ice cream.
Now if I was out in the middle I would have been thinking a) that sounds a bit heavy, might need a lie-down in the afternoon, and b) I'll have the salmon. Next thing you know, whoops, was that an inswinger that just slipped unnoticed past my bat? It's been pointed out that oily fish is a particularly good brain food to keep the players sharp in the middle for the afternoon session.
On the other hand, a few wags suggested that perhaps duck isn't the most appropriate menu item.