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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 21st May, 2023)

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Hindley Cricket Club.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Poet on 21st May 2023 at 00:43

That looks a decent setting for off breaks but Gulley could be a bit closer and there ought to be a Point .

Comment by: Garry on 21st May 2023 at 08:19

Sorry not into Cricket myself, but nice photo if you like it.

Comment by: PeterP on 21st May 2023 at 09:20

Grandson plays cricket and he is only 11 year old. I liken cricket to gloss paint drying more so a match which is played over 3-5 days .Ii have tried over the years to watch some cricket but cannot watch while the captain spends minutes moving the team around the pitch then the bowler bowls and either the ball is tapped by the batsman or it is bowled wide then the rigmarole starts again moving the players around. Is this to keep them awake ? Another thing I cannot follow is the team scoring (I know about 4 runs 6 runs and byes) but do not understand when a team declares and the other team dont get anywhere near the 1st team score but don't lose it is a draw?

Comment by: Gary on 21st May 2023 at 09:36

Mick - a good photo.

Comment by: Pw on 21st May 2023 at 09:45

St Peter’s.Plenty memories of this place especially after walking days.Last time I was in the Pavilion was for my Covid jabs.I remember a few names from the past who played cricket here Fred Scarborough,Freddie Evans,David Mawdsley.Seems avery well run club.

Comment by: Poet on 21st May 2023 at 10:02

Peter , in order to win a match a team not only need score more runs but also need take all ten of their opponents wickets . A declaration gives them sufficient time to do this .
It's no good being 200 a head if you can't remove a stubborn tailender in fading light .
A last wicket stand to save the game can be very exciting .

Comment by: Veronica on 21st May 2023 at 10:11

I have only witnessed a cricket match once on a village green. It was a lovely atmosphere a tiny village not far from Chorley. (I can’t think of the name of it) beautiful stone cottages and gorgeous scenery surrounding…it was the sound of willow cricket bat and ball thudding and the cheering I remember. Somebody will know the name of the tiny idyllic village very popular with walkers. It must be 20 odd years since I was there! The cricket photo reminded me of it… I’m sure somebody will know the area.

Comment by: Bill on 21st May 2023 at 12:42

Veronica would it have been White Coppice?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st May 2023 at 13:01

Could it have been White Coppice, Veronica?

Comment by: Veronica on 21st May 2023 at 13:13

That’s right Irene and Bill. I kept getting “Nab” in my head for some reason!!! My memory for names is not very good these days.

Comment by: Andrew Flintoff on 21st May 2023 at 14:28

Played many a cracking game on Abbey Village green, and there's good games to be had at Withnell, Brinscall and Darwen too, Lancashire League.

Comment by: Cometh the Hour on 21st May 2023 at 15:52

Last man in holding on ,
Defying off breaks in the dying sun ,
Playing forward defensive blocks
Back to the bowler
As the ticking clock
Slowly edges up to six
With the ball spinning deadly
Into the crease .

They just can't shift him
Or make his wicket fall ,
He's stuck like a limpet
On a fortress wall ,
Determination etched on his face
Valiantly facing swing and pace .

Will he see the over through
Or a leg before take his glory away ?
He's battled a hour for only two
Yet Number Eleven's saved the day .

Poet

Comment by: Tony L on 21st May 2023 at 16:40

Veronica - Healey Nab is the hill between Chorley and White Coppice.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st May 2023 at 17:19

Mystery solved Tony L.
Thanks ..I knew there was a ‘Nab’ somewhere..and Healy.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 21st May 2023 at 19:52

Amazing video of White Coppice Cricket Ground.

https://youtu.be/nMaNUwaN_8Y

Comment by: Elizabeth on 21st May 2023 at 20:32

White Coppice is lovely.x

Comment by: Pw on 21st May 2023 at 20:42

St Peter’s.Plenty memories of this place especially after walking days.Last time I was in the Pavilion was for my Covid jabs.I remember a few names from the past who played cricket here Fred Scarborough,Freddie Evans,David Mawdsley.Seems avery well run club.

Comment by: Edna on 21st May 2023 at 22:23

Nice poem poet, nice photo Mick.

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