Jan 29, 2014

Cricket in the summertime

Traveling home for a long vacation with family in my home town brings many memories, thoughts and impressions. With the test cricket against England currently being played, the familiar audio in the background takes me back to hot long summer days in my childhood. Unlike rugby that requires undivided attention, cricket is a non demanding, background form of entertainment with it's delightful commentary of idioms describing the "leather on willow", "sticky wickets", "6 men in slips", "he just bowled a maiden over", "facing the cherry" and "he's out for a duck". This prattles on for days in the background as life is carried on in the summer holidays. When excited voices demand attention the replay is watched with joy or grief and then everyday activities resume.

P.S. Well done Australia!