Or whatever. Whatever does Rounders, about which Fr "Zed" has done a post, have to do with What the Prayer Really Means, or with "Catholic Affairs" in general? You won't catch me in such irrelevances, even though Pam and I did stroll with daughter Katie to the Parks today to watch the University against Northamptonshire. Truth to tell, Oxford cricket doesn't seem to have the same style to it as when we were undergraduates, in an era when our contemporary the Nawab of Pataudi was big in University ... and, for that matter, international ... cricket. Those were the days, when Indian and African noblemen lent zest to undergraduate life; before the University propositioned yankeedom with the vulgar plea "Send us your money and your daughters".
Then we went to the University Museum so that I could show my womenfolk a Mockingbird ... but cases were being rearranged and stuffed birds were Off. When I found a rattlesnake, it was broken in half. What is the University of Oxford coming to? But my Texan friends may be reassured to know that I did find a couple of very fetching and completely undamaged Horned Frogs.