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Trotters up! Theresa May chillaxes at the cricket after bailing out of Number 10

Theresa May was spotted chillaxing with a nice day at the cricket on her first day off after bailing out of Government.

While the rest of Britain braces itself for Boris Johnson's right-wing government taking over, the newly ex-Prime Minister was photographed at Lord's cricket ground.

Also spotted with Mrs May were former chief of staff Gavin Barwell and ex-ministers David Gauke and Greg Clark.

Both Gauke and Clark left their government jobs yesterday.

She gave Johnson's first moments at the despatch box as Prime Minister a miss.

Which is just as well as he spent a fair proportion of his opening speech tearing her Brexit deal to pieces.

Wearing her trademark Frida Kahlo bracelet and a large-beaded necklace, Mrs May smiled as she was handed a drink garnished with a lemon slice in a shaded area of the ground.

Just last week, Mrs May hosted a reception at Downing Street to congratulate the men's one-day cricket team for lifting the World Cup after a dramatic finale against New Zealand.

The former prime minister was waited on in the hospitality section at the central London ground as the England test team tried to recover from a first-innings collapse against Ireland.


Any early hopes she might have had of England rallying were dashed slightly when the visitors' wicket-keeper Gary Wilson provided the perfect Irish backstop to catch out Rory Burns with the hosts on just 26 runs.

The cricket-loving Maidenhead MP follows one of her Tory predecessors in seeking solace in the sport after leaving office.


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