David and Alistair discuss cricket training. New coach, Iftikar, has certainly given the team a wake-up call. Alistair reveals that Ifty’s considering dropping Neil Carter. Alistair notices in passing the new security cameras at Brookfield, remarking that they’re a good idea. He says that it’ll certainly be a long time before he’ll be picking Adam for the team again.
Oliver and David discuss the badger vaccination programme. David would much rather see a cull. He has received a couple of calls from guys worried about the scheme, concerned it will undermine the DEFRA trial culls in the autumn. Oliver argues that they can’t let that blow them off course. The costs exceed Oliver’s initial budget, so he suggests they hire contractors with their own equipment and train Ed to help.
David checks in with Ed, who’s still keen to help with the programme. Struggling with the temperamental old baler, Ed hasn’t got much done by the time Ruth arrives with the somewhat reluctant boys for a family picnic lunch in the field. David and Ruth’s contentment is short-lived as Josh announces he’s leaving them to have a ride on his bike. Having overreacted to the thought of Josh going off farm land, they consider telling the boys what’s really going on.
WRITER: Graham Harvey