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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 20th February, 2019)


Spring View Cricket Club.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Philip G. on 20th February 2019 at 05:59

I imagine a Caught and bowled shot, or perhaps a Four to Long On, made by the ersatz batsman.
A nice clubhouse up there at Spring View.

Comment by: Poet on 20th February 2019 at 08:26

The bowler's Holding the batsman's Willey.

Comment by: Aubrey on 20th February 2019 at 09:31

That is the bowling club in the background, the green was laid a few years ago.

Comment by: Roy on 20th February 2019 at 12:10

The most famous scorebook entry in the game of cricket, Perth, 1979.
Lillee caught Willey bowled Dilley.

Comment by: XPat on 20th February 2019 at 17:31

My greatest upset in cricket was seeing Mike Gatting argue with the umpire. For me , when an umpire indicates you are out , you walk , period! Whatever it is , it is down to the umpire .
Express your anger in the clubhouse , but at the wicket you must obey the umpire .
All different now of course , but just my opinion. Most irritating but gifted batsman,
David Gower . If only he could have moved his legs as well as his hands in addressing the ball . It was like he was two people at the crease . Thanks Mick

Comment by: Poet on 20th February 2019 at 19:26

Perhaps the most colourful sportsman in history was C.B Fry. He captained England as a cricket all-rounder, was fullback for England at football and played first class Rugby Union. He held the world long-jump record and was an acrobat. As a party piece he was able to flip backwards from a standing position and land upright on the mantlepiece.
He was married to a society beauty involved in a major sex scandal, met Hitler and Ribbentrop in an mission to get Germany involved in Test cricket.
He stood as a Liberal candidate in two general elections and was once offered the throne of Albania.
No doubt he would walk Sports Personality of the Year.

Comment by: Alan on 20th February 2019 at 19:47

Yawn..if the was a more fitting sport for highlights, it's Cricket.

Comment by: Philip G. on 20th February 2019 at 22:18

Aye, he'd have walked the Sports Personality sure enough Poet, and probably on several occasions.
Liverpool's Max Woosnam was another rare bird - he threw-in a Snooker 147, for good measure.

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