Just to keep you au courant, here is the state of our sporting performance:
Cricket: England whitewashed (5-0) in Australia then lose to Sri Lanka at home
Football: England out of the World Cup at an even earlier stage than usual
Rugby: England whitewashed (3-0) by New Zealand
Tennis: our boy (Scottish) out of Wimbledon
Cycling: Mark Cavendish crashes on first stage of the Tour de France (confusingly, in Yorkshire).
'Something,' I heard a commentator say, 'on which to build'.