On Thursday morning as I drove to County Hall, I was happy to be delayed by hordes of excited cricket fans making their way to Trent Bridge for the start of the 4th Ashes Test.
I opened my office window at around 11am to hear a succession of loud roars from England fans as Australian wickets tumbled, seemingly by the minute. I then learned that most of those wickets were being taken by Nottinghamshire’s own Stuart Broad with astonishing figures of 8 for 15, passing a career landmark of 300 test wickets and equalling the fastest 5-wicket haul in a Test.
As I write, Nottinghamshire’s home ground looks likely to be the venue where the England team completes a magnificent Ashes series win. This leads me to reflect that if the Conservative administration at Nottinghamshire County Council had not funded a new scoreboard, then Trent Bridge would not have been considered for future Test matches and this enthralling drama would have been unfolding elsewhere.
By helping to preserve Trent Bridge’s Test status, the economy of Nottinghamshire and the wider area has benefited.
Councillor Mrs Kay Cutts
Conservative Group Leader
County Councillor for Radcliffe-on-Trent