Sunday, February 3, 2013

Unlucky Mate (but you're still out).....!


In summer this is a scene you'll see played out every weekend in parks and ovals all around Perth, junior cricket is huge! Watching this game for a short while yesterday at our local oval in 38C heat it reminded me of when Dave played when he was in primary school, although if I'm honest it was P who did the coaching and most of the watching. I find cricket a little boring, it seems to me that the same story plays out over and over! It goes like this, first there's the bowling.....
If you're lucky, a few runs.....
Before the catch.....
and you're stumped.....
Then there's the walk back to the clubhouse.....
New batter walks on.....
Group discussion (which some take more seriously than others), and then it starts all over again! Although I may seem a tad mocking, I do appreciate that it is a good healthy sport for young people to get involved in, teaching them patience, team spirit and for many the making of lifelong mates. Oh yes, and I believe our international cricket team can do quite well at times haha! Hope you're having a good weekend, happy Sunday..take care.....

34 comments:

  1. Mysterious activity! Course, I can't' explain American footer either...Aloha Sweetie!

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  2. I do know that Cricket = Baseball, not footer/soccer:-)

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  3. That was a cool series in explanation!

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  4. I do love your explanation, Grace, clears up any questions that I had!! And great photos as well! Perfect! Hope your weekend is going well! Stay cool! Enjoy!!

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  5. I like the jump at the bottom, it's my favourite shot.

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  6. Love your shots, but can't really grasp the game!

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  7. I've never been able to figure this game out!

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  8. Cricket seems to a bit like American baseball...boring. I'm just sayin'. Hope your enjoying your weekend in the warm climes.

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  9. Thats a great serie photo's.....light , colors and compositions are lovely.....compliments Grace.

    Greetings and a hug, Joop

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  10. Brilliant series of photos, Grace especially the jump, as JM noted. Your explanation of cricket should be enough to satisfy the curiosity of any save the most masochistic sports freaks.

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  11. Cricket is so elegant. Despite having lived a good part of my childhood in England, I still don't get the rules!!! Lovely photos. Any scones around?

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  12. I do not know this game well, but it should be very interesting.
    Hugs.

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  13. 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 in and the side thats 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 all 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 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!

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  14. Aaaah! Summer means cricket in Australia! And yes! It's big with the junior teams here in Melbourne too! I just leave the cricket screened on TV for background while I do other stuff! If something sounds as if it's happening, I look! I know! Bad attitude!

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  15. Cricket is not very well-known here, although I think our oldest daughter did play some cricket in middle school in Pennsylvania. It's mostly baseball, basketball and football in these parts. And golf. I play the latter. Well, I play at it. :-)

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  16. At times, I can be a sports-a-holic. Would love to watch a cricket match.

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  17. Nice shots. It looks like an interesting game.

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  18. You were out in the heat watching cricket?!!! In the sahde of the old gum tree, I hope. Great 'story line', Grace.

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  19. I've watched cricket on television in the UK and seen it played in our major park and the ghats of Varanasi. I remember an advertisement on the side of a bus in Delhi that said Think cricket, live cricket, drink Coca Cola. I still don't get it. It has some similarities to baseball but with so much less strategy and no intellectual element. But then what does a Yank know?

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  20. Yaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwnnnn!
    A game suitable for englandhsire!

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  21. What a fun post you've made for today. I know nothing about cricket but I can just imagine the sportsman going for the win.

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  22. Can't understand much about cricket either...

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  23. I have never understood the rules of cricket and find it boring to look at. I am surprised young people like to play this sport.

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  24. A fabulous tale that these photos tell Grace. I'd happily sit on the boundary in a deckchair with a cold drink on a sunny day like that...

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  25. love this series of shots. regarding your question about why i can't link up, i'm hopelessly inept with this technology. ever since cdp returned from the hacking hiatus i haven't been able to figure out how to use it and going through other sites to sign up for something like theme day is totally beyond my ken. sorry.

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  26. I have tied a few times to understand this sport but no luck so far. Sure looks like these kids have figured out how it works.

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  27. Now that's a quintessentially British/Australian summer scene! Great series.

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  28. Haha, those little tykes look like they're having a ball! Americans are notorious for not understanding cricket. I've tried many times and finally gave up:)

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  29. Looks like a fun game!I love your pictures!
    Léia

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  30. Terrific shots! I've never seen the game played.

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