Sunday, 31 May 2020

Howzat!


The cricket season would normally be in full swing by now, the sound of leather striking willow and the shouts of 'howzat' ringing out - but because of the lockdown the pitches are standing idle. Not quite 'abandoned' though... The grass remains mown, though the playing crease here appears to be artificial turf (or maybe that is a practice area?)  One day I walked past Saltaire Cricket Club in Roberts Park and the roller machine was outside. I was amused to see its various decorations - especially the arms with painted nails! I assume it has been decorated by the same hands that tend the flowerbed I showed a while ago (HERE). 




5 comments:

  1. We played cricket at school. I was always petrified of the red leather wizzing past my ear at 90mph. I could not tell a silly mid-off from a silly mid-on. There was no danger of my becoming a Brian Close or Len Hutton, our local heroes of that time.

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  2. We can't really have a whole English summer without cricket, can we?

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  3. Someone has a sense of humor!

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  4. It would be fun to see who drives that roller around...I'm thinking a straw hat with a colorful scarf, yellow or orange coveralls, boots definitely!

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  5. Maybe the artificial grass lasts longer, I haven't seen that before but anyway I'm amused by the arms in the front.

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