Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 25th July, 2018)
An English scene but when was it taken ?
No grass that colour where I live at the moment.
The kind of country village scene found up and down.... Shame about the grass - it will recuperate, one good downpour should do the trick.
i used to walk my dolls pram there. We'd sit on the grass and climb on the big roller. happy days.
There's a breathless hush in the close tonight,
Ten to make and the match to win__
A bumping pitch and a blinding light,
An hour to play and the last man in.
And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat,
Or the selfish hope of a seasons fame,
But his Captain's hand on his shoulder smote
'Play up! Play up! and play the game'.
Wasn't there a story about an Englishman trying to explain the rules of cricket to a foreigner?
It began something like "You have two sides, one out in the field and one in" or something like that.
The history of Highfield by Ray Winstanley, on this site under "stuff" is a really interesting read.
Ken Gee is buried in the graveyard
Yawn, sorry can't stand the sport!
That's done it Poet! Tom's Photo and Sir Henry's poem have really got to me. As soon as this post has been clicked, and until late evening, I'll be sat at my patio table, sporting a white Tea shirt and bandana. Regards, Gilbert Jessop.
Good photo Tom. Brings back memories of Playing for Blackrod in the West Lancashire League, I used to be opening bat, and 18 yrs old, good old days.
Cricket, as explained to a foreigner
You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes inand the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. sometimes you get men still in and not out.
When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game.
That's the one I was thinking of Derek.
What a brilliant piece of writing. Do you know who wrote it?
A News of the World sports writer had presented the Cricket explanation, as if told by a small boy to an American visitor.
Poet, good recitation. Not seen that for many years. It was the official school song of Upholland Grammar School. Did you attend there by any chance ? I was there 1948 to 1955.
No, I was a Shevington man 1970-75.
Best regards to you.