Today’s theme the wonders of the great game – cricket!
We were blessed to take my youngest to a Pakistan versus Australia game where Ricky Ponting scored 209. We were on a trip to Tassie to see my parents and youngest who is a cricket fanatic worked out there was a game in Hobart and he just had to be there. Tickets were secured, not to mention baracking gear.
Living far from the capital cities where the games regularly occur is one of the sacrifices of living in the country, although locally it is also a common pastime for country people, along with golf, tennis – and fishing.
So there we were at Bellerive Oval – Hobert, grandad, bubu (PNG for Grandparent), me the kids, David and their Uncle Paul watching the cricket and youngest was in HEAVEN.
Youngest is about to be of the age where he can join a team. So far he plays regularly in the back yard and ropes us all into train him up. He has already played for his primary school team and is quite handy with the bat although he can’t join the town team until he is ten.
If you follow my blog you’ll know that cricket played a role in our coping with Cyclone Yasi.
The Australia versus England the sixth one day International was on and the cricket fanatics of the family were keenly following it. It kept youngest occupied to think about how Australia was doing and was as important as details from the BOM site that my hubby’s brother was giving him once our power had gone out.
This was the story we shared with Damien Martyn when he came to the Bounce Back Concert in Tully. He was very kind to youngest and signed his shirt and hat. He listened to our story with interest. He even tweeted the photograph of the two of them together, which was rather sweet.
Ah the wonders of cricket not to mention caring cricketers!
(c) June Perkins