Lord Morris awaits county backing
Lord Bill Morris, who wants to become the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, is yet to find a county to nominate him or second him.
The former general secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union told me: "I am standing in the foothills and looking up at the mountain top."
But he is hopeful that he will get the chance to aim for the mountain top and get the required support before the nominations close on 3 September.
To get on the ballot paper he needs the support of three counties - one to nominate him and two others to second him.
This is the second attempt at finding a successor to David Morgan, the incumbent who will be taking over as chairman of the International Cricket Council next year.
The first election was deadlocked last week when the two contestants Giles Clarke, chairman of Somerset and Mike Soper, current ECB vice-chairman, tied at nine votes each, with one of the counties abstaining from the vote.
Both are standing again but it was this deadlock that prompted Lord Morris to stand.
Morris, who is the independent director on the ECB board, quashed suggestions he was standing as a result of prompting from former prime minister John Major.
"I do talk cricket with John Major. But I have not spoken about this to him,” he said.
“You will know the election was totally deadlocked. No purpose will be served if we find ourselves in that position [again].
“My position is that as independent director I have a responsibility to break that deadlock."
Morris wrote to the counties saying he wanted to stand at the beginning and says he is not worried that he has not yet heard back from them.
"You address these letters to the chairmen and if you are a chairman there is an element of democracy. They have to consult.
“The fact that I have not heard yet after 48 hours does not mean anything."
While growing up in Jamaica, Morris watched the great George Headley, known as the black Bradman, in action.
He has often been compared in looks, although not in cricketing ability, to Clive Lloyd, whose West Indies team of the 1970s and ‘80s was arguably the greatest team in the history of the game.
He laughed, "No I do not look like Clive Lloyd; Clive Lloyd looks like me."