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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 25th July, 2018)


Highfield Cricket Club.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Apple iPad)
Views: 2,750

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 25th July 2018 at 07:46

An English scene but when was it taken ?

No grass that colour where I live at the moment.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th July 2018 at 08:00

The kind of country village scene found up and down.... Shame about the grass - it will recuperate, one good downpour should do the trick.

Comment by: kath on 25th July 2018 at 08:42

i used to walk my dolls pram there. We'd sit on the grass and climb on the big roller. happy days.

Comment by: Poet on 25th July 2018 at 08:54

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'.

Henry Newbolt.

Comment by: DTease on 25th July 2018 at 09:06

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.

Comment by: Titus on 25th July 2018 at 09:57

The history of Highfield by Ray Winstanley, on this site under "stuff" is a really interesting read.

Comment by: Mick on 25th July 2018 at 10:24

Ken Gee is buried in the graveyard

Comment by: Alan on 25th July 2018 at 13:44

Yawn, sorry can't stand the sport!

Comment by: Philip G. on 25th July 2018 at 14:20

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.

Comment by: Ken R on 25th July 2018 at 18:21

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.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 25th July 2018 at 20:49

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.

Comment by: DTease on 25th July 2018 at 21:49

That's the one I was thinking of Derek.
What a brilliant piece of writing. Do you know who wrote it?

Comment by: Philip G. on 25th July 2018 at 23:13

A News of the World sports writer had presented the Cricket explanation, as if told by a small boy to an American visitor.

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 26th July 2018 at 01:15

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.


Comment by: Poet on 26th July 2018 at 08:08

Hello Alan
No, I was a Shevington man 1970-75.
Best regards to you.

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