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The next game on our tour was between India and New Zealand at the famous Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Considered to be one of the best grounds to watch cricket at, the pavilion holds onto its 19th century architecture along with modern redevelopment of some of its outer stands. 

Nottingham being a 2-hour train ride from London, we had kept London as the base and headed to Nottingham early in the morning. The weather was a total contrast from the game 4 days back; it was a dark, dreary and drab day.

There were already talks of a total washout but we were still hopeful of getting a truncated game at best.

The weather showed no signs of improvement at Nottingham either and the umbrellas were out just as we made our way to our seats! So much for an English summer!!

What it did mean though was an opportunity to step out and explore whatever we could of this University town, also known for the legend of Robin Hood. We strolled around the streets near the stadium, on the look out for a place to feed our hunger pangs; when we came across a quaint and cute café by the name of Carluccios.

A chain of Italian cafés all across the UK, it definitely lives up to its reputation. Wollaton Hall, an Elizabethan county house now converted into a museum of natural history is another place not to be missed, especially if you are visiting Nottingham just for half a day. Fun fact about this place, it was used as the location of the Wayne manor in Batman Begins.

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