No, of course I’ m not talking about the currencies but the First Test at Lords today

England won the toss and elected to bat and are currently 28-0 on a bright sunny morning at HQ

As a cricket nut and MCC member I rarely miss a day of Test action at Lords but hey, I now have the pleasure of being here. Mind you given the lack of market action I’m tempted to head to London and post from the Pavilion with my laptop !

If you haven’t experienced the legendary commentary from the BBC Test Match Special team you can find it here . A real joy.

All you fellow cricket nuts out there around the globe please feel free to use this thread to offer up your thoughts on this match and the upcoming Ashes series.