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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 25th June, 2012)

Cricket


Cricket
Spring View Cricket Club, complete with labrador.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Ellen on 25th June 2012 at 00:07

Now I'm homesick! Haven't seen a good cricket match since I left England!
--An interesting,if nostalgic picture!

Comment by: rebian on 25th June 2012 at 00:23

Well captured, didn't think they would get the chance to play in this weather.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 25th June 2012 at 03:15

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.

Comment by: peterp on 25th June 2012 at 07:39

Good spot the ball competition.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 25th June 2012 at 08:09

Peterp, just what I thought - I reckon the dog`s spotted it !!

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 25th June 2012 at 08:27

I thought of giving this picture the title "Silly dog off"but people may have thought it barking mad !!

Comment by: Neil Cain on 25th June 2012 at 09:27

More like 'silly mid-woof'

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 25th June 2012 at 09:29

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.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 25th June 2012 at 10:56

Remember the old green railway carriage in the early 60s that served as a pavilion?

Comment by: Ellen on 25th June 2012 at 19:14

Neil,-I remember a Caboose serving the same function at Dalton in the mid-to- late fifties!

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 25th June 2012 at 19:44

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.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 25th June 2012 at 21:35

Neil, have you seen my last comment on P-a-D 22nd June?

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 26th June 2012 at 08:32

Yes, I did and I did reply, but the post seems not to have been published, anyway my expertise is in structural/stress analysis.

Comment by: Ellen on 26th June 2012 at 16:40

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 !!!

Comment by: irene roberts on 27th June 2012 at 08:49

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!)

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