Photo-a-Day (Monday, 25th June, 2012)
Photo: Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Now I'm homesick! Haven't seen a good cricket match since I left England!
--An interesting,if nostalgic picture!
Well captured, didn't think they would get the chance to play in this weather.
What`s going on Tom, a male umpire with short pants and what looks like bare feet but probably isn`t? Wonder if he`s a postman !!
Is the dog looking at the ball!!
Nicely framed with the foliage.
Good spot the ball competition.
Peterp, just what I thought - I reckon the dog`s spotted it !!
I thought of giving this picture the title "Silly dog off"but people may have thought it barking mad !!
More like 'silly mid-woof'
I admit to having no interest whatsoever in sport of any kind and I have no understanding of the game of cricket, but I think there isn't a nicer sight on a sunny Summer's day than a cricket match with the green grass and the players' white clothing. When I used to work on Saturdays, I used to come home on the bus past Moss Lane cricket pitch in Platt Bridge and loved to see a game in progress on a Summer evening.
Remember the old green railway carriage in the early 60s that served as a pavilion?
Neil,-I remember a Caboose serving the same function at Dalton in the mid-to- late fifties!
Irene, I know that many people do not understand what is going on in a game of cricket, so maybe the following will help:
The game is played by two groups.
The first group is in and goes in and the second group is out and goes out.
Some of the group which is in, go out.
The group that is out, tries to get the group that is in, out.
When one of the group that is in, is out, he goes in and the next one goes out.
Then when all of the first group that is in, is out (except one), the second group that is out goes in.
The first group now go out and tries to get the second group, who are in, out.
Only when both groups have been in and out twice is there a conclusion.
Hope this helps.
Neil, have you seen my last comment on P-a-D 22nd June?
Yes, I did and I did reply, but the post seems not to have been published, anyway my expertise is in structural/stress analysis.
For Neil (and Irene)-your description of cricket is slightly less confusing
than one I attempted during the early 70's to make to a group of Canadian friends!! Somewhat like the "who's on first" description of baseball !!!
Thankyou Neil! I think I'll just stay in the pavilion and have a cup of tea and a butty, (or I might make it a brandy after that lot!)