Where else do we begin besides Marty fucking Guptill going to boomtown!
How about from a different angle?
And here's the docile tones of an English lad telling you how the day's play went down...
Some would say this is sexy...
On ya Guppy, 227 off 176 balls with 29 boundaries and 11 maximum's isn't a bad effort is it? His first 100 runs came of 101 balls while his 200 came off 165 as his Derbyshire worked their way to 505 all out in their first innings. Their opponents, Gloucestershire has Kieran Noema-Barnett and Hamish Marshall in it with Noema Barnett bowling 12 overs for 73 runs at 6.08 runs an over.
Glouc's are currently batting with Marshall not out on 45 while Guptill has taken two catches, including Noema-Barnett for 31, fab.
Elsewhere in County Cricket we've got Craig Cachopa continuing his lean patch as he followed up his first innings 17 with a 24 as his Sussex look like they'll suffer defeat to Durham. Andre Adams took 3 first innings wickets for Hampshire against Nottinghamshire, which was followed up with 31 batting at 10, but he hasn't been able to do much in his second effort with the ball. Notts are well in control there.
James Franklin hit 46 for Middlesex in their first innings against Somerset and Middlesex are currently 31/0 chasing 402 for the win with Franklin waiting in the sheds ahead of the final day tomorrow. Jesse Ryder turned his great bowling form into some runs with 57 off 69 balls for Essex as they earned a big lead with 610 in their first innings against Surrey. Kevin Pietersen's at the crease for Surrey after Essex took the big wicket of Kumar Sangakkara.
And Jeetan Patel is waiting for a bat as his Warwickshire have a wee lead and are currently 108/2 in their second innings against Yorkshire.
Damn, that's a lot of cricket.
It's great to see the Tall Blacks getting out and about in the international basketball scene as they look to qualify for the Olympics by smashing the Aussies in the Oceania Series. They'll embark on a big tour, heading to Europe to play against Great Britain in London on July 25, Croatia in Croatia on July 29 and then Slovenia in Slovenia on July 30.
They then head to China for the Stankovic Cup where they'll play China, Mexico and Venezuela in early August. The only way the Tall Blacks are going to continue to improve is if they consistently face decent opposition and it's impossible to ignore the talent that they have regardless of whether Steven Adams plays, but it's a pretty young group. Plenty of international basketball will only serve them well.
Lydia Ko won another tournament, this time it was the Swinging Skirts event where she won on a playoff hole. She just keeps on winning, so maybe we can stop talking about how much money she wins every damn time? She's awesome at golf and is going to be very rich, get over it.
Lastly, just as it seemed all was well in the UFC, Jon Jones has gone and got himself in another spot of bother. Jones was involved in a hit and run when his car struck that of a pregnant woman's, breaking her arm after Jones ran a red light. Jones then gapped the scene, but did turn himself into police afterwards. This comes after many gave Jones the benefit of the doubt as he tested positive for cocaine, not the worst offence in the world but with this latest drama, the UFC has a real issue on its hands. Jones is due to fight Anthony Johnson soon, but it's hard to see Jones being given the green light for this. Stay tuned.