|Instead of going to Centurion Park, we waited in the
hotel and watched the hourly reports on the TV. Most of the ground was OK, but a patch of
ground at one end of the ground on the bowlers run up was still too dangerous for
play. Outside the ground ran a river, and water had apparently seeped up under the ground.
Play was eventually called off at 2 oclock, whereupon we went to the zoo. Stupid
really, when you consider we were due to go on a safari in 3 days.
That night, we went to Hatfield, a trendier part of Pretoria. It was cold
enough for Gilly to buy a sweater in a rather trendy surf shop. Served by the obliging
Monica, a bargain was got at £10 for a No fear, sweatshirt.
Then more food and beer in Hatfield Square, and a taxi back,
hoping upon hope that wed see some play tomorrow. But more in hope than anything
The Orange Court Lodge, Pretoria